Are you looking for a budget-friendly, healthy meal you can dump in the crockpot? I always am! But sometimes crockpot meals can come out mushy, tasteless and just blah. Not this one, though! It’s a family favorite and we always have it once during the week. Plus, there are leftovers for Adam’s lunches.
This is also one of my go-to freezer meals so here’s what I usually do at the beginning of the month. This will feed about 7-9.
I dump all of the following in a high-quality gallon bag and freeze it until ready to cook:
- 2 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts
- 1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes (or petite diced will work) drained
- 2 cans corn
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped green bell pepper
I pull out this bag the morning I’m ready to cook it (usually at 7AM). Around 9:30, it’s thawed enough to dump into the crock pot along with:
- 16 oz fat free, low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cans black beans
- 1 tbsp basil
- 1 tsp cumin (more for taste)
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- (add heat if you’d like – we serve this to our children so nothing spicy for us)
Cook on low all day until 5:00 pm. Then take out the 2 breasts and shred with a fork. Add back in and top with low fat shredded cheese. Our son is allergic to most cheeses, so we stick with colby/jack. ENJOY!!