Get 5 meals out of crock pot chicken! Ellie Krieger shows how

Food Network host Ellie Krieger knows cooking can be exhausting, and she's out to help. Enjoy her slow cooker Southwestern chicken at the beginning of the week, then use leftovers to make four more meals.

Slow cooker Southwestern chicken
Servings:

8-12 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 8 bone-in chicken breast halves (6 1/2 pounds), skin removed and halved across the bone (ask your butcher to do this)
    • 2 large onions, finely chopped
    • 6 cloves minced garlic
    • 2 poblano peppers or 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 1 28-ounce can no-salt added diced tomatoes (fire-roasted or regular)
    • 116-ounce package frozen corn kernels
    • 2 medium zucchini, diced

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Soft tacos verde with chicken
Servings:

4 servings

Ingredients

    • 1 cup store bought tomatillo salsa
    • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (from Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken recipe)
    • 8 small corn tortillas (5-6 inches in diameter)
    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
    • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Pulled chicken sandwiches with slaw
Servings:

4 servings

Ingredients

  • For the slaw:

    • 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 16-ounce bag of shredded coleslaw mix
  • For the pulled chicken:

    • 2 cups pulled chicken from slow cooker Southwestern chicken recipe
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
    • Hot sauce, to taste
    • Salt, to taste
  • For serving:

    • 4 whole wheat burger buns

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Chicken salad with jicama, orange and avocado
Servings:

4 servings

Ingredients

    • Cooking spray
    • 2 medium oranges
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 medium jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
    • 5 ounces mixed baby greens
    • 4 -6 pieces of chicken from slow cooker Southwestern chicken recipe, removed from the bone and sliced

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Black bean and corn tortilla soup
Servings:

4 servings

Ingredients

    • 4-5 cups of the sauce and vegetables from the slow cooker Southwestern chicken recipe
    • 1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • Salt to taste
    • Baked corn tortilla chips
    • 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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