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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Dinner!! Try this recipe and it is sure to be a regular on your weekly meal plan. I use this recipe in my 5 Day Clean Eating Groups and people rave about it. Parents and kids a like! It is a staple on our meal plan almost weekly!

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken
1 whole onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tbsp adobo
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp paprika

Preparation:
1. Wash and prep the chicken.
2. Place onion in the bottom of the slow cooker and put the chicken on top of the onion.
3. Season the chicken with adobo,paprika, garlic, salt and pepper.
4. Set Slow Cooker to cook on high 5 hours.
5. Remove from Slow Cooker and cut into quarters.
6. Set up chicken on a pan and put under the broiler to crisp up the skin.
7. Arrange on a platter with some roasted vegetables, onions and jus from the slow cooker. We like to use carrots, parsnips and asparagus with our chicken but you can use any mix you like. You could even do a side of quinoa or brown rice as well.
8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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Leftover Carnitas Salad

Carnitas Salad Recipe

Leftover Carnitas Salad

Leftover Carnitas Salad, yes I said leftovers hahahaha. Maybe you never have leftover carnitas but since we are a small family we always have leftover carnitas. I am always looking for ways to use them up besides just my regular tacos or burrito bowls. We love to cook our carnitas in the slow cooker. Check out the recipe here: Clean Eating Slow Cooker Carnitas. The slow cooker carnitas recipe is probably the most popular when I run my Slow Cooker Groups. People love it and so do we!!

Ingredients for Salad:

  • Leftover Carnitas
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 4-5 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • lime wedges to garnish

Ingredients for Dressing:

  • 1/4 of olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsps of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of adobo
  • 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt

Preparation

  1. Warm up your left over carnitas under the broiler to crisp them up.
  2. Put frozen corn in a pan and cook until toasted. A little char on it or burn as I like to call it.
  3. While toasting the corn put all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and top with dressing. Toss your salad and serve. Enjoy!!

We had this last night and my hubby loved it!! We will definitely be doing this salad again. If you need something a little more hearty or CARBS…. add some quinoa or brown rice to ice. Or why not eat some tortillas or make this salad into a tostada! Sounds yummy right?

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Slow Cooker Slim down: 5 Day Free Group

slowcookin-slimdown

I am beyond excited to be hosting a FREE Slow Cooker Group that starts on November 7th!! I will be providing a 5 day meal plan including slow cooker dinner recipes and workout tips, and it is completely FREE!!! This will be an amazing opportunity for you to begin your clean eating/fitness journey or help you with new ideas for your current plan.

This being fall and with winter coming, the slow cooker is the most used appliance in my house. I will be featuring all of my favorite slow cooker recipes and family favorites. This slow cooker group will be 5 days in length and will include dinner recipes for all 5 days. One of the best things about slow cooker meals is that you can take the left overs and freeze them!

Please comment in the event page or say you are attending to be included! I can not wait for us to work together in 5 days of recipes, meal tips and workout ideas!

*Please, only those who are not currently working with a coach *

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Fajitas

Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Fajitas

Salsa chicken fajitas in the slow cooker are amazing!! As you probably have noticed I am a bit obsessed with the slow cooker this year. It has made our lives so much easier at dinner time. I have been seeing some recipes for salsa chicken for a while and I have been dying to give it a try. I decided to make my salsa chicken into a fajita recipe as well. Yes, I know this is in no way a traditional fajita but it is quick, easy and really tasty! It is also 21 Day Fix compatible. This is a bonus because I will be using this in my challenge groups this month. Pull out your slow cooker and give this awesome salsa chicken fajitas recipe a try!

Ingredients:

  • salsa (brand of your choice)
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast (3-4)
  • bell peppers, sliced
  • onions, chopped

Preparation

  1. Slice and chop the pepper and onions.
  2. Place the peppers and onions in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Put the chicken breasts on top of the peppers and onions.
  4. Pour the Salsa on top of the chicken.
  5. Set your slow cooker on high for 4 hours.
  6. Once done, open slow cooker, remove half of the liquid and set a side.
  7. Shred the chicken with a fork.
  8. If you think that the chicken needs more moisture re-add some of the liquid that you had removed. If not hold onto the liquid and pour it on top of the leftovers when storing them. This way the chicken will not dry out.
  9. Enjoy!

We ate our chicken on whole wheat tortillas but you can also add it to a salad or make in a meal on top of rice or quinoa. We normally have left overs and use it for 2 nights. I love recipes where I know that I will have leftovers!

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