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Friday, October 1, 2010

Santa Fe Chicken

A few weeks ago I was on the lookout for a new dinner recipe. I came across the idea of Santa Fe Chicken. Hubby and I are somewhat picky-- so I took the idea and made sure it fit into our food groups of meat, cheese and ranch and this is the delicious dinner that came out of the crock pot. It was to die for amazing. We continued to eat leftovers for a week and we were so upset when we finally ran out. The perfect recipe for all those meat, cheese and ranch lovers who just need a tiny bit of variety to avoid going crazy! This recipe is sure to be a hit at your house!

Santa Fe Chicken

3 cups salsa (I puree mine)
1 cup brown sugar
6 large boneless chicken breasts
1 can pinto beans
4 cups rice (prepared)
1 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup tomatoes
1/2 cup avocados
Ranch *optional

Combine salsa and brown sugar. Cook salsa mixture and chicken breasts in the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4. After chicken is done shred and return to crock pot with the salsa mix. Add pinto beans and cook on low for 1 hour. Keep warm until serving. Prepare rice (2 cups rice boiled in 4 cups water= 4 cups prepared rice). Top rice with chicken, cheese, tomatoes and avocados. Top with ranch if desired (you can't honestly be surprised I threw ranch into the mix). Serve with Naan



  1. LOVE the Santa Fe chicken... My kids totally pigged out!!! Which does not happen often!!!

  2. THis sounds so yummy!! I am going to make it tonight for dinner!!

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