When trying to plan what to eat while watching the game, I kept in mind that The Hubs & I would want to watch all the pre-game coverage before kickoff. After all, Coach Sumlin & Johnny Manziel were going to be contributing their two cents before & during the game and we definitely wanted to hear what they had to say. With that in mind, I thought a slow cooker meal would be a good fit. That way, I could prep it during the day and dinner would be ready by game time with very little effort.
I settled upon a recipe I've made a couple of times before - Chilaquiles. The best way to describe Chilaquiles is like a Mexican nacho. It is a soupy concoction of stewed tomatoes, chiles, cilantro & seasonings that you serve over chips or wrapped in a tortilla. It's delicious and easy to make!
*Recipe adapted from MyRecipes.com
- 2 (14oz) cans fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 medium red onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 Tbsp. chopped chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce
- 1 (4oz) can, diced green chiles, undrained
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Corn tortilla chips
- Sour cream
- Shredded Cheese
- Lime Juice
Combine first 10 ingredients (tomatoes through cumin) in a 5 quart slow cooker. Submerge chicken breasts in tomato mixture. Set the slow cooker on low and cook, covered, for 6 hours. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred. Return the chicken to the Chilaquiles.
Serve in a bowl over corn tortilla chips with desired toppings.
* This dish can be spicy or mild depending on the ingredients you use. If you like it hot, be sure to get *HOT* green chiles rather than mild. Also, you can keep the seeds in the chipotles in adobo. If you like a more mild spice, add *MILD* green chilies. I purchased whole chipotles in adobo and removed the seeds before chopping them up & throwing them in the pot.
* If you're in a hurry, you can set the slow cooker to high & cook for 4 hours. As long as the chicken shreds, you're good to go.
* This dish is EXCELLENT the next day. You can either serve it over chips again or switch things up and make tacos.
Now let's just see if I can keep The Hubs from going into withdrawal until college football starts back up in 231 days when the Aggies take on South Carolina.