Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Tacos

This is such a GREAT quick and easy, delicious meal! The ingredients are so simple, the prep is almost non existent and the results are wonderful! We made tacos with a little corn for some extra veggies and cilantro lime rice but you could make burritos, enchiladas, some loaded nachos, burrito bowls, or a great salad!

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Have this dinner soon, you will not regret it!

Ingredients:

recipe from: skinnytaste.com

12 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts

15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

10 oz. can RoTel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)

1 1/2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Pour beans and RoTel in crockpot and season with chili powder and cumin. Place chicken breast on top and season with garlic powder and salt and pepper. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 hours on or LOW 6-8 hours. Shred chicken and serve!

crock pot asian pork

I just really, really  love crock pot meals. There is nothing better than throwing ingredients into a pot in the morning, going about your day, then having a wonderful meal for you family that night. This asian pork is another skinnytaste recipe that is so good you’d never ever know it’s a skinnytaste recipe.

The pork simmers all day that it is absolutely fork tender at the end of the cooking time. It simmers in a wonderful blend of asian spices that are so unique and delicious. Most of the ingredients should be easy to find. However, if you live in small town, texas you might have a hard time finding the Chinese 5 Spice but it is definitely worth the hunt, it gives a wonderful flavor to this dish. Serve it over simple to prepare rice noodles, brown rice or steamed veggies.

Ingredients:

recipe slightly adapted from: skinnytaste.com 

2-3 lb. lean boneless pork roast

kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 c. low-sodium fat-free chicken broth

1/2 c. reduced-sodium soy sauce

1/3 c. balsamic vinegar

2 tbls. sugar

1 tsp. Chinese 5 Spice

3-4 cloves crushed garlic

1 tbls. fresh grated ginger root

Directions:

Season pork on all side with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat, drizzle with a little oil and brown the pork on all sides for about 7 – 8 minutes.

In the crock pot, combine the broth, soy sauce, balsamic, agave or sugar, Chinese five spice, garlic and ginger; add the pork and set the slow cooker to 6-8 hours on low.

When time is done, shred pork with two forks and place back in liquid. Keep warm until ready to serve!