This was a new recipe I tried for friends coming round a while back and it has since become a bit of a weekly staple in our house! We love nothing better than a visit to Boojum if we get the chance and I’ve been on the hunt for a burrito recipe that I could use at home…this one is a bit of a combination of a few different ones I came across. The fact that you can put the chicken in the slow cooker and leave it all day makes it an easy dish that is perfect for a busy week night or an easy Friday night tea that requires very little effort but tastes amazing!
Ingredients (serves 3/4):
* 2 chicken breasts
* 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* 2 teaspoons chilli powder
* a tin of mixed beans
* handful of frozen sweetcorn
* bag of microwave rice
Avocado / tomatoes / spring onions / cheese / soured cream / salsa / hot sauce / lettuce
I work mornings so I quite often put something in the slow cooker at lunch when I come home so that I have my afternoons free for school runs, swimming lessons or just to get some housework done or be able to help with homework. I have found it a bit of a game changer for me when trying to find a work-life balance.
// Place the chicken breasts, tomatoes, spices and 1/2 cup stock into the slow cooker and turn to high or low depending on the time you have.
// One hour before serving (if on high) or three hours before serving (if on low) place the rice, beans, sweetcorn and the remaining stock in the cooker. Pull apart the chicken breasts which should shred quite easily.
// Keep stirring occasionally over this last hour and add more stock if you feel it is too thick.
// When ready to serve place in a bowl.
When we’re on our own we just eat as a bowl with avocado, soured cream, tomatoes and hot sauce. If you have people round you could lay out all the toppings and give folk the choice of what to add.
It is honestly such an easy dish and is perfect for entertaining as it frees you from the kitchen and lets you join in the chat!!
Do you have any other topping ideas or good Mexican meals?? I’d love some new ideas to add to my recipe list.