Snow Day Slow Cooker Recipe!

The only thing that could possibly be worse than all the snow New England has seen in the past couple of weeks is that everyone and their dog is complaining about it (literally, the dogs are complaining too) every second of every hour of every day! We're all in it and we ALL get it. This snow SUCKS. I'll admit, I've done my fair share whining/complaining too, but its not helping anyone. In fact, I'd argue that it is only making it worse!

In an effort to try and beat the blues of snow-mageddon 2015 Mike and I have been making an effort to enjoy the time off together and in doing that we found this SUPER yummy recipe to enjoy during our extra time at home!

Although I'm not in College anymore...I'm an avid reader of 'The College Prepster" She recently did a post on her favorite slow cooker recipes and as soon as I saw "Taco Chicken Bowls" I was IN. I am a HUGE fan of Chipotle... Like, I could literally eat it every, single, day kind of addicted! So, this recipe was right up my alley.

The recipe is from a blog called "Budget Bites" and is SUPER inexpensive and SUPER easy. You dump a handful of ingredients into the crock pot and let it do its thing on low for 8 hours! I ended up making a few extra things to go with it but it doesn't really get any easier than that!

I've linked the original Recipe above but also wanted to share a few images of how we did it!

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Mike brought this crockpot with him when he first moved to Boston and I love it! I've never seen one this size but it is perfect for the two of us!

Like I said... You literally just dump all the ingredients in the recipe above into the pot (Chicken, a jar of salsa, one can of black beans, half a bag of frozen corn, and a few different spices) stir, and let it do its thing! It cooks for 8 hours so you've got your whole day free to go to work or in our case enjoy a snow day at home!

After about 7 hours I gave it a good stir and shredded the chicken with two forks. It will be SO tender that this will be super easy! I also started prepping the 'extras' I wanted to have with this recipe! I did my best to duplicate Chipotle's 'Cilantro Lime rice' and their 'Fajita veggies.'

'Chipotle's' Cilantro Lime Rice -- I made two cups of plain white rice. To that I added a tablespoon of butter, half a cup of finely chopped cilantro, and the juice of half a lime.

'Chipotle's' Fajita Veggies- They usually use red onion but we only had white on hand. I thinly sliced one whole onion and one green bell pepper and added them to a saute pan with some garlic and oregano.

We also topped our bowl with grated cheese, guac, and more salsa! THEY WERE SO GOOD!


I strongly recommend you all give this one a shot ASAP!