Thursday, March 21, 2013

Healthy Crock Pot Recipe: Salsalito Lime Chicken

You'll need:
3-4 frozen chicken breasts
3 jalapeno peppers (or more for heat), seeded and diced
24oz jar of picante sauce or salsa
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 limes
1/2 tbsp each:
black pepper
onion powder

Optional for serving (not all paleo):
shredded cheese
sour cream
tortillas or chips

Add chicken breasts to bottom of Crock Pot. Add juice from 3 limes, jar of salsa, diced onions, garlic, jalapenos, and spices to pot and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Top with cheese, sour cream, cilantro, or tortilla chips.

We enjoyed ours on flour tortillas with sour cream. Easy peasy and delicious.

How to Cook Perfect Boiled Eggs Every Time

With these steps, you'll never get a half-cooked yolk or one of those over-cooked, gray yolks. Ever since I've learned this technique, I've had no problem making perfect boiled eggs for salads and deviled eggs. They even peel easier!

1. Place eggs in the bottom of a pot or saucepan in a single layer (do not stack or pile the eggs on top of each other) and fill water to one inch above eggs. Add a couple pinches of salt.

2. Uncovered and on high, heat eggs to a rolling boil. Allow rolling boil for 30 seconds, then remove eggs from heat and cover tightly with lid.

3. Let covered pot sit for 10 minutes without opening lid, then drain hot water from pot and add cool water and a handful of ice cubes.

You're finished!

I peel my eggs under slowly running water as soon as they're cool enough to handle, and I've never had a problem making pretty, clean peeled eggs. :)

Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Red Beans and Sausage with Rice

You'll need:
1 lb red beans or kidney beans (rinsed and soaked overnight)
1 link pork & beef sausage
3 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
1 medium onion, diced
4-5 cloves garlic, minced OR 1 tsp jarred, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons Tony's or favorite creole seasoning
2 cans chicken broth

Cooked white rice
Crock Pot :)


Slice sausage into coins with 1/2" thickness and drain beans.

Add everything except for rice to Crock Pot. Top off with water and give it a stir. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Serve over rice.