Cowboy Chicken

SO I don't know about you, but school has started down here. It seems way too early and way too hot for these kids to be back in school.

I see the school bus roll by in the morning and I think how busy the school year gets. Even for those of us without school-aged children.

The fall will be packed with activities. So that's why I have been doing more crock pot cooking. Plus it's way too hot to turn on the oven. That kitchen gets like a sauna!

Last night I whopped up some Cowboy Chicken. It's got corn and black beans and garlic and lots of tomato-y goodness. Plus it's super simple. Crazy simple.


What you'll need:

2 large chicken breasts, cubed

1 15 ounce can black beans (I used 1/2 cup dried beans which comes to 1 1/2 cooked. SO MUCH CHEAPER!)

1 cup corn

1 can tomatoes

1/2 cup water or chicken stock

1/4 large onion diced

1 cloves minced garlic (or like a spoonful from the jar)

1 tablespoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Spray your crock pot if you want but you don't have to

Placed diced onions, garlic and beans in your slow cooker and give it a stir.

Then throw in your chopped chicken. Sprinkle with all your seasonings and spices.

Dump in your tomatoes and broth or water.

Cover and set on low.

About 20 minutes before serving throw in your corn.


You can garnish with cheese and sour cream. We served ours over rice.