Friday, June 7, 2013

Slow Cooker Meal: Borracho Chicken

Do you have a slow cooker?

I must say they are handy little items that really save time in the kitchen.  You can prepare a meal in the morning (or the night before) and set it to cook all day and when you get home, voila! dinner is done.

Sometimes, though, you have to do a lot of prep work to even get the food in the slow cooker.  This meal today is all about simple slow cooker meals.  You can cook anything from breakfast to dessert in a slow cooker.  I love that!

The other day I knew we would be out running around for most of the afternoon and most likely to tired to cook dinner so i was looking for a nice meal that would be done in about 4 hours (the time we were gone).  I came across and interesting Latin chicken dish called Borracho Chicken.  I've heard of Borracho Beans and maybe you have too, but never Borracho Chicken. You see Borracho means 'drunken' in Spanish.  I was definitely game when I found out that Tequila was added to the chicken.

This couldn't be more simple to make.  Using canned beans and tomatoes (I used Rotel) made this simple to put together.  The chicken doesn't need browning.  You just put it in and it will braise in the sauce made by the beans and tomatoes.  It came out moist, tender and flavorful.  The perfect dinner that I served with a green salad and a side of rice to help soak up all those yummy juices.  Can't get much easier than this unless you eat out! 


Borracho Chicken

Serves 4
Time: 3-4 hours

2 cans 14.5 oz pinto beans, undrained
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
2 cans (10oz) Mexican diced tomatoes with chilies
¼ c tequila
1 T Mexican or fajita seasoning (such as salt free Mrs. Dash)

Place pinto beans in the bottom of a 5 quart slow cooker.  Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.  Place in the slow cooker on top of the pinto beans.  In a medium bowl stir together diced tomatoes, tequila, and seasoning.  Pour over chicken.  Cover and cook on low heat for 3 to 4 hours.  Serve chicken with beans, tomatoes and sauce.

source:  Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Fast-Fix Family Favorites

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