CROCKPOT COOKIN’: Shredded Mexican Chicken Tacos with Homemade Non Dairy Cornbread

Last week we had a surprise snowstorm. I know. What the hell is a surprise snowstorm?! It is one of those storms that the forecasters predict will be small and unsubstantial but then turns into snowy messy disaster. We got at least a half foot of snow. As someone who used to live in Boston, I recognize that this is not a lot of snow. For some reason New Jersey didn’t get its act together and the roads were horrible. I actually worked from home! Since I was working from home I wanted to make something easy and hearty for dinner. I love using my Crockpot on days like that. You just dump everything in and leave it. It is so easy! This is one of our favorite recipes. Once I finished with work I decided I wanted to pair the chicken with some cornbread. The recipe is super easy and it is actually pretty light! A great snowy day meal.

Shredded Mexican Chicken

Ingredients:

Boneless Chicken Breast

1-1/2 cups Trader Joe’s Chunky Salsa

Juice of 2 limes

½ cup vegetable broth

1 cup Trader Joe’s Frozen Roasted Corn

½ onion, diced

2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Place all of the above ingredients into the Crockpot
  2. Set the Crockpot to low and leave cooking for 6 hours.
  3. 30 minutes before the timer goes off, take all of the chicken out of the Crockpot and shred with two forks on a cutting board.
  4. Once shredded, place the chicken back into the Crockpot and allow to simmer in the sauces for the remaining time.
  5. Serve in a whole wheat tortilla or you can eat it alone. I like to serve this with some cornbread to soak up all of the sauce (recipe below).

Non Dairy Cornbread

Ingredients:

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 eggs

1 cup Silk almond milk

4 tablespoons Fleischmann’s Unsalted margarine, melted

2 tablespoons Fleischmann’s Unsalted margarine, hot and melt-y (to pour on top of the cornbread once baked and ready to serve)

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl combine all of the wet ingredients.
  3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well to combine.
  4. Pour into a baking pan. Spread the batter to make sure it is evenly distributed.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 19-21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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