Thursday, August 23, 2012

Enchilada Chicken Stew

Move over "Taco Soup" which incidentally sounds disgusting to me, and even though people swear it tastes like heaven, I just can't bring myself to eat it.
This stew is going to knock your socks off. Again.... thanks Juli. I really need to dedicate a post just to her. She has single handedly made Paleo fun... and delicious AND funny, all at the same time.

I've been meaning to cook this (again) for days now, but me and remembering to START crock pot meals in the morning and not 8 hours later when I'm hungry don't get a long. That being said, I REMEMBERED today.. granted I only had 10 minutes to chop everything up and thaw chicken ... well I guess it's not really that much. Anyway.

You're going to need:
2lbs chicken breasts
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (4oz) can of chopped jalapenos
1 (4oz) can of chopped green chiles
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 (14oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 (7 oz) can tomato sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
salt and pepper, to taste
bundle of cilantro, to garnish *
avocado, to garnish *

Get the crockpot out. (Yes, stupid spell check, CROCKPOT is a word!)

Add in the chicken breasts

Throw everything else in on top.

Kinda mix it around with a spoon or something.

Put on low for 8-10 hours or if you're like me, and didn't remember at 6am, high for 6-8 hours. ;)

When it's all done, shred the chicken up with a fork or a chicken shredder. Yes, they make meat shredders. My girlfriend, Sandra, has one and I might steal it from her.

Eat it up after you've garnished. Which brings me to *... we both hate cilantro and I forgot an avocado so unless I get my lazy butt to Frys before dinner we AINT HAVIN' IT!


  1. Crockpot meals don't necessarily have to take all day. I do stroganoff in about 3 hours on setting 3...which I guess is medium for those without numbers.

    I feel the exact same way about taco soup. Something about it just causes an automatic blech reaction in me.

    I find the best was to do crockpot cooking is to get everything ready the night before then throw it on when I get up. I always have energy at night. I never have energy before noon.

    1. I have quite a few recipes that are cooked in 3 to 4 but I was following instructions because I'm trying to work on that.. LOL

      I usually DO get things ready the night before but the last few nights I've been blah. My fibro is kicking my ass by 7pm. I'm up and ready to go at 6am but I FORGET! I get so sidetracked doing silly things, I just don't remember. :(

    2. I also don't have a setting 3. I have Low or High. It's all digital too so you'd like I'd HAVE a medium.. <.<