Easy Mexican Stewed Chicken

I know you feel it too – that moment of panic when you realize that you have to cook dinner but just can’t seem to put it together fast enough. That dreaded mom guilt. Hits you in the gut every time. Do I work, or do I stop what I’m doing to slave in the kitchen for hours to put a home cooked meal on the table. Well now you don’t have to fight it. You can have a fun and healthy easy homemade meal without having to sacrifice your time, sanity or career aspirations. Heck, even if you aren’t working outside of the home you’ll appreciate this quick to put together meal because it means you might have a moment to yourself sometime during the day. {Gasp!} Amazing thought I know!

I know it’s hard and sometimes despite my best efforts and desires to plan ahead, sometimes I just don’t feel pulled together enough to get dinner on the table for my family.

That’s why I like recipes like this easy Mexican slow cooked chicken. Small effort for big reward are my favorite family dinners! Bonus hint? If you’re really planning ahead and have both a slow cooker that’s large enough and freezer space – double this recipe and freeze half for another time. Seriously this is a major MOM WIN.

To make my easy Mexican chicken, please visit this post from February. Below is my recipe for homemade taco seasoning mix that is used to make the easy Mexican chicken! No need to ever buy this at the store again.

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning

4 tbsp paprika
3/4 tsp garlic powder
4 1/2 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp dried Mexican oregano
3 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight jar. Approx 2 1/2 tbsp = 1 packet of store bought taco seasoning.

To use:

Brown 1 lb of your favorite meat, I typically go with ground turkey
Add in 1 onion, diced
Mix in seasoning
Add in 1/4-1/2 cup chicken stock or water
Stir together to combine
Simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and taco seasoning is incorporated

 

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Easy Mexican Stewed Chicken
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp paprika
  • 4½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • ¾ tsp dried Mexican oregano
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight jar.
  2. Approx 2½ tbsp = 1 packet of store bought taco seasoning.
  3. To use - Brown 1 lb of your favorite meat, I typically go with ground turkey
  4. Add in 1 onion, diced
  5. Mix in seasoning
  6. Add in ¼-1/2 cup chicken stock or water
  7. Stir together to combine
  8. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and taco seasoning is incorporated

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