This is something I threw together yesterday before I found out we had supper at my mother's place. It's sort of an original - I read so many cookbooks that I'm sure it's not, but I didn't use a recipe when I made it. I wanted to use up some boneless, skinless chicken breasts I had in the freezer but I also wanted tacos, so I had to come up with something. This chicken is shredded after cooking, mixed with the chili spiced tomatoes, and served on a fajita wrap with cheese, lettuce and sour cream.
The Chili chicken can be made in the crockpot and left to simmer all day, or made on your stovetop or in your oven. Whatever is easiest to do. The chili powder can be adjusted to taste, and there is room to use a little more chicken if you have more people to feed. Kick it up a notch with some cayenne or hot chili seasoning if you like things hot. Enjoy!
Chili Chicken Wraps
makes approximately 5 wraps
2 hours in oven, OR 6 hours on low in the crockpot
1lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 sweet pepper, diced
juice of half a lime
1 can tomatoes, with juice (796ml or 28fl oz)
1 Tbsp chili powder (or to taste)
1 Tbsp cumin (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
few cracks of fresh ground pepper
for serving: shredded cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream for garnishes
For the STOVETOP OR OVEN (preheat to 350 degrees):
Spray an oven proof skillet with cooking spray, or heat with about 1Tbsp oil. Add onions to hot pan, and cook until starting to carmelize (about 5 or 6 minutes). Add chicken breasts and brown on all sides. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
If preparing on your stovetop, turn heat down to low and simmer gently, uncovered (use a splatter screen or a lid half on) until chicken shreds easily - about 45 minutes.
If using the oven, after stirring in all the ingredients, put in the oven and bake until the chicken shreds easily (about 1.5 hours). Bake uncovered.
For the CROCKPOT or SLOWCOOKER:
Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray - makes for an easier cleanup.
Put all ingredients into the crockpot or slowcooker, stir together, and cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours. If cooking on High, cook for about 4 hours. To test if it is done, chicken should shred easily with two forks.