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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Shredded With Mixer


Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Shredded In Stand Mixer


Here is a great recipe for when you need shredded Mexican flavored chicken for chicken tacos, chicken enchiladas, chicken quesadillas, Mexican chicken tortilla casserole, or whatever recipe that calls for shredded chicken.

Mexican Chicken in Slow Cooker

First you cook the chicken in your Crockpot / slow cooker.  You simply layer your chicken in the crock, sprinkle the seasonings on top and pour in a small amount of chicken broth.  That’s it!  Slow cook until the chicken is done.  These breasts only took a couple hours on low.

Shredding Chicken in Stand Mixer

Allow the chicken to cool a little bit, then place the cooked chicken into the bowl of your stand mixer.  Strain the liquid remaining in the slow cooker crock and pour into the bowl.  Using the paddle attachment, on low speed, stir the chicken and broth until the chicken is shredded.  This only takes a minute.

Now you have lots of delicious Mexican seasoned shredded chicken to use in your favorite recipes!

Shredded Chicken in Stand Mixer


4 chicken breasts (approx 2 pounds / 1 kg)
1/4 cup taco seasoning
2 tablespoons dried minced onions
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
1/2 cup water

Place chicken in bottom of oiled crock pot.  Sprinkle the taco seasoning, dried onions and bouillon powder over top of chicken.  Pour water into crock.  Cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked thoroughly.  Approximately 2-3 hours on low.  Chicken should flake apart if you stick a fork in it and twist.

Allow chicken to cool for at least 30 minutes.  Place the chicken in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Strain the liquids remaining in the crock and add the strained liquid to the bowl of the stand mixer.  Attach paddle attachment to stand mixer. Turn on mixer on lowest setting.  Stir until the chicken is just shredded.  This takes only about a minute.

Use the shredded chicken in recipes like Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Chicken Casserole, Green Chile Mexican Chicken Casserole

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Shredded With Mixer


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Maple Chili Dump Chicken

Maple Chili Dump Chicken

Dump recipes are so very simple and fast to prep.  Just dump all the ingredients into a zip top bag, mix up, and dump it in your baking dish or crockpot.  Great to make up a bunch of different flavors and freeze to cook later.  Enjoy with your favorite side dishes.

Maple Chili Dump Chicken

1 1/2 lbs chicken pieces
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbs chili powder

To cook immediately:

Place all ingredients in a large baking dish, turn chicken to coat.  Bake until juices run clear. (45-60 minutes for chicken pieces, 20-30 min for boneless breasts)

To freeze and cook later:

Place all ingredients in a large freezer bag.  Lay flat in freezer.  To thaw and cook: take bag out of freezer the night before.

Oven: Preheat oven to 350.  Empty contents of bag into a large baking dish and bake as above.

Crockpot: low 6-8 hours, high 3-6 or until done.

On grill – cook over med heat until juices run clear.

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Maple Chili Dump Chicken Recipe

Pineapple Ham Steaks

1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 lbs ham steaks
Mix pineapple juice, brown sugar, butter, mustard, garlic, and paprika. Place ham steaks in freezer bag, seal, label, and freeze.  To serve: Allow ham to thaw in the refrigerator (mine took about 24 hours). Remove ham steaks from marinade and discard marinade. Grill steaks until done.
8  Servings

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

pizza crust
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup honey mustard
1 tablespoon horseradish
salt and pepper
1 cup sirloin tip steaks, thinly sliced, bite-sized pieces
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Combine mayonnaise, mustard, horseradish, salt and pepper in small bowl, set aside.  Sauté onion in small amount of oil until almost browned.  Add peppers and mushrooms, cook until soft.  Stir in garlic and steak, heat through. Top pizza crust with sauce, meat and vegetable mixture then cheeses.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
4  Servings

Party Chicken

Cooking spray
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
Large zip-top bag
1 1/2 lb chicken fillets
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (10.75-ounce) can reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Aluminum foil
Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.  Cut butter into small pieces and place in medium bowl to soften.  Place flour in large zip-top bag. Season chicken with pepper; add to bag. Seal bag; shake to coat. Remove chicken from bag; shake off excess flour. Arrange chicken in baking dish.   Combine soup and mayonnaise; spread evenly over chicken. Stir panko and cheese into softened butter, mixing until crumbly. Top chicken with cheese mixture; cover dish with foil. Bake 10 minutes.  Remove foil. Bake 10–15 more minutes or until top is golden and chicken is 165°F. Serve.
4  Servings