Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tuesday: Chicken Nachos w/ Black Beans

This is one of my husband's favorite meals and it is so simple! There are so many things you can do w/ the chicken you "marinade" and cook in the crock pot. Nachos, Tacos, open faced tacos, quesadillas... .it's up to you!

Here is what you need:

3 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts, 2 packets of taco seasoning, 1 cup water, tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, black beans (any other toppings you like for nachos- sour cream, avocado, pico de gallo, salsa, lettuce, olives etc.)

Step 1: Put frozen or thawed chicken in crock-pot w/ 1 cup of water and 2 packets taco seasoning. Let cook on low for 6-7 hours. (check every once in awhile to see if more water is needed)

Step 2: Prepare your beans. If using dried beans, let soak in water for at least 6 hours. Drain, rinse and then simmer for 1 1/2 hours until tender.

Step 3: Once your chicken has cooked on low for 6-7 hours, take out and shred with 2 forks.

Step 5: On a foil lined sheet (it helps w/ the clean-up!) place a layer of tortilla chips, cheese, chicken and more cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Top with black beans and all your favorite toppings! This is a great meal to share with others, use as an appetizer or dinner. Always a winner!

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