Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bajio Chicken {Crockpot}

I found this recipe and was excited because I wanted a good chicken recipe like this one to use in chicken salads, burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Sweet pork salads are really popular and found at many restaurants. I actually don't care for the sweet pork and usually choose the chicken instead. This is a copycat recipe from the restaurant Bajio made by Your Homebased Mom. I don't think Bajio's chicken is sweet like this is but it's good and is super easy to make. You can then use the chicken for whatever you want. I made some tacos and they were yummy! I've adapted this a little to how I like it. You can add more brown sugar if you want it sweeter or more salsa and green chilies if you want it spicier. This makes a lot of tacos, around ten for us.

3 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
3/ 4 c salsa
1 T cumin
1/2 c brown sugar (more if you want it sweeter)
4 oz can of green chilies
6 oz (1/2 can) Sprite

Put all the ingredients in a crock pot and cook for about 5 hrs until chicken is done. Remove the chicken and shred it, then return it to the crock pot for another hour. I tasted the sauce and decided to add more sprite and salsa. You can add more brown sugar too, just make it to your taste. After the final hour you can leave it juicy or thicken the juice a little by mixing together some cornstarch and water in a bowl and then pouring a little in. Serve as a burrito, salad, taco, or quesadilla. It goes great with rice and beans or whatever other Mexican food toppings you enjoy.

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