Friday, February 15, 2013

We're all Sick and Tired, an easy chicken recipe

This past week has been a whirlwind, there seem to have been a lot of them lately. Those weeks where one thing goes wrong so the rest of the week is spent playing catch up.

Yesterday (when I was supposed to be substitute teaching) I was running all over creation (with my mother in law because The Nerd and I got no sleep) finding a nebulizer and getting medication for yet another upper respiratory infection that turned into croup. This means that in the past 6 months Jellybean has had 8 upper respiratory nasties, and in the past 3 weeks 2 cases of croup. Gross right? I think so too.

So how do you handle these whirlwind times? I don't know about you, but eating good food helps me. Most of the time getting into a sick family rut means taquitos, hot dogs, and any other grab and go food we have available. I totally understand. I have been living on instant Thai noodle soup the last few days. But we need to remember to feed our souls too. For most people, that kind of food takes more that 5 minutes to prepare.

I believe that's why God inspired someone to create crock pots. Let's take the 5-8 free minutes we have while the toddler is on the potty, or maybe a small portion of nap time and make something that actually tastes good. Maybe it even has recognizable protein in it, or vegetables, although that may be stretching it a bit.

We're all sick and tired chicken
You'll Need:
4 large chicken breasts (I like to put them in a ziploc and beat them up a little, but that is optional as this is a crock pot meal.)
1 10oz can Diced Tomatoes
1 large Green Bell Pepper Diced (We have a pampered chef chopper I use for this and the onion, it's like a slap chop.)
1 medium Onion Diced
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning (or less if you don't like spicy food)

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for about 3 1/2

Serve with rice or quinoa

Easy and delicious.

Happy eating!


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  2. Tried the recipe yesterday and it was GREAT! Easy to fix, quick and we have leftovers--the best. Thanks for sharing.