Creamy Chicken Leftovers Makes Lunch

And baby makes three. 3 kids to feed, that is. With the boys being in preschool 2 days per week now, I really enjoy our lunches at home. They seem to be so much easier for me than packing a lunch to go. Maybe it’s because I often just warm up leftovers and cut up some fruit. Easy! And, Anna just loves to watch her brothers eat and they think it’s so fun that she gets to eat with them now.

Here’s a sample of my lunch for 3 this week. The boys had creamy chicken and black beans from the freezer, a leftover sweet potato from dinner the previous night and kiwi. Anna had porridge and sweet potato.

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Creamy Chicken and Black Beans

in the slow cooker or crock pot

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 lb uncooked frozen boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained (or dried beans soaked overnight and cooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes OR 15 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 16 oz jar salsa
  • 8 oz whole fat cream cheese

DIRECTIONS

  • Put frozen chicken breasts in crock pot, cover with black beans, tomatoes and salsa.
  • Cook on high 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked.
  • Place block of cream cheese on top. Cook for an additional 30 minutes. Stir to incorporate cream cheese into sauce. The stirring
  • should cause the chicken to shred.

SERVING IDEAS

  • Serve with brown rice and guacamole.
  • Roll in tortillas and add your sides of choice.
  • Put a serving on top of salad greens and add any salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
  • Put on a tortilla and make into a quesadilla.
  • This is a great recipe to freeze. I just store in serving size containers that I know I want to use for lunches.

Comments

  1. Reynaul says

    Hi! Just found your blog, and I am really enjoying it! I have a 16mnth old as of today and you have some great recipe ideas that I am going to check out for him! Keep up the great posting!

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