Monday, May 2, 2011

Mexican Style Chicken and White Beans

After watching a television show about the value of eating white beans I put my thinking cap on and came up with this one.

Mexican Chicken and White Beans in Slow Cooker

3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (about 18 ounces)
2 14 ounce cans of white beans (sometimes called cannellini)
2 large jalapeno peppers, diced
2 inch piece of chorizo, diced
2 leeks, cleaned, halved and sliced (just the white parts)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano

In a skillet on medium high heat saute the chorizo until heated through and browned. Remove from skillet and add to a slow cooker pot. In oils from chorizo, brown the chicken breasts and then add to the slow cooker. In same pan again, saute jalapenos and add to slow cooker.

Slice up leeks and add to slow cooker. Open cans and add to slow cooker with the liquid. Add the seasonings.

Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is cooked through.


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