There is nothing worse than coming home after a long day at work and then staring at the fridge or pantry and wondering what you can make in less than an hour that your family will actually eat. Why not make the evening easy by doing a few simple things before you head out the door in the morning?
My Mexican Chicken recipe is flavorful and delicious, yet so simple. I love coming home and smelling the wonderful combination of spices, chicken and that thick rich sauce. It is a recipe that tastes like you’ve been working at it all day, when in reality, you’ve been at work and it’s been cooking along without you.
The chicken can be used as a filling for tacos, burritos or enchiladas, or it can be served over rice. It could even be put open face on hamburger buns. The chicken is so tender it shreds with a fork and it’s smothered in a sweet and spicy sauce that can also be used over the enchiladas for a “smothered” dish.
Belle’s Mexican Chicken
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- 20-ounce can enchilada sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
Mix together the enchilada sauce, brown sugar and water. Pour into slow cooker. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken with a fork while still in the slow cooker. Serve in tortillas with any of your favorite fixings, over rice, or however you like.
Brenda Stanley is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins, and a grandmother of three. She is a cookbook author and novelist. She lives with her veterinarian husband on a small ranch in Blackfoot, Idaho. For more recipes and information, visit her website www.talesofthedinnerbelle.com.