Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Slow Cooker Spicy Chipotle Chicken & Fiesta Corn

I don't often make really spicy food. I really like the chipotle flavor though so I'm willing to go a bit spicier when I cook with it. With this recipe, I cut up whole chipotle pepper and added a bit of the adobo sauce. Normally, after I open a can of the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, I puree the whole thing and put the sauce in ice cube trays and freeze it. It's about 1 tablespoon per ice cube tray. I add it to chili, tacos and fajitas. The corn is a fantastic complement to the chicken. It's buttery sweetness counteracts the spicy of the sauce. This is also a LOT of food, you'll leave the table quite full. Don't eat too much, save some of the corn for a delicious chicken adobo salad.




Slow Cooker Spicy Chipotle Chicken

1 small onion, sliced
1 tbsp. ginger
1 ½ tbsp. canned chipotle chilies , minced
½ tsp. allspice
1 tbsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 ½ lbs. boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenders

Combine the onions and ginger in a food processor. Add all other ingredients to food processor, except for chicken, and blend. Place chicken in slow cooker and coat with sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Total calories = 810 calories
3 huge servings = 270 calories
1 serving chipotle chicken + 2 servings fiesta corn = 474 calorie dinner



Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.



Sweet Fiesta Corn

Cooking spray
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 green bell pepper, finely diced
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 – 16 oz. bag frozen corn
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. I can't believe it's not butter, light
2 tbsp. honey

Heat cooking spray in large skillet, sauté red and green pepper with the onion for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in corn, salt and pepper. Cook for additional 5 minutes. Stir in the butter and honey until well combined and melted through.

Total calories = 815
8 - 1/2 cup servings = 102 calories per serving
1 serving chipotle chicken + 2 servings fiesta corn = 474 calorie dinner



Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.

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