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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tomatillo Chicken and Rice - Crock-Pot Cooking

The two winners of the Novica gift certificates have been chosen. Each of the 270 comments in the drawing received a sequential number at the time it was posted. The winners were chosen by a random number generator which selected the numbers 229 and 71. Congratulations to Aisling and Discovery Woman. I will be contacting you soon.



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...One of the perks of age is learning to cast away the things that aren't important. That helped this morning as I took a look around the house, assessed what I saw and declared an end to Christmas preparations. Basta! The day was crisp and clear and meant to be enjoyed. I grabbed my coat and headed out the door. I had a wonderful day. I accomplished nothing of importance but had an awfully good time doing nothing at all. I walked some along the river, lunched with a friend and relished the luxury of a midday nap. Dinner, too, was stressless. It was a crock-pot creation that turned out well enough to share with you. If you are looking for a quick holiday meal, I think you'll enjoy this simple dinner which has a Southwestern flair. If you'd like to make your own tomatillo salsa, a recipe can be found here. The recipe for the chicken appears below.

Tomatillo Chicken with Rice...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
2 cups tomatillo salsa
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-1/2-in. pieces
1 can (15 oz.) corn, drained
1 can (15-oz.) hominy, rinsed and drained
1 can (15.5-oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed
2 cubanelle peppers, chopped
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Lime wedges
3 cups cooked rice

Directions:
1) Mix all ingredients except cilantro in a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker.
2) Cover and cook on high 3 to 3-1/2 hours until chicken is cooked through.
3) Stir in cilantro; serve over rice with lime wedges. Yield: 6 servings.

You might also enjoy these recipes:
Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja - The Perfect Pantry
Slow Cooker Mulligatawny - The Ungourmet
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches - Jane Deere
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - Never Enough Thyme
Slow Cooker Pork Chops - The Hungry Housewife
Crock-Pot Chili - Taste and Tell

50 comments :

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds fantastic, but my crock-pot is in France! Never mind I will work out another way to cook it.Take care. Diane

Ginny said...

I'm so glad you had a fun day just doing what YOU wanted! Unfortunatly, to me, the best part would have been the nap! Congradulations to the winners! What fun right before christmas!!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

That looks so yummy and inviting...Love the chicken and rice...great combo...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Cherine said...

A comforting delicious dish!

Elin said...

I normally use the crock pot for soup but now I know I can cook something more delicious than just soup ....yummmyour tomatillo chicken rice cooked in crock pot would be great for the weekend :)

Anna A. said...

Love the hominy is this dish! It's definitely crock pot season, but we did catch a sunny break today (compared to yesterday at least!).

Alessandra said...

Ah, I have a forest of tomatillo growing in my garden... and they are taking over the whole patch. I didn't even plant them, they grew from last year's dropped fruits!

I was just thinking what am I going to do with all these tomatillos now?

Thank you for the idea, I may use vegetarian chicken
:-)

Ciao
Alessandra

Ana Powell said...

Congratulations to the winners.
And to you for posting such delightful dish.
Wishing you a lovely Christmas ♥

kitchen flavours said...

Congrats to the winners! Your crock-pot dish looks delicious! Have a lovely day!

Jay said...

wow...nice picture n great recipe ..
Tasty Appetite

Barbara said...

Yes, Mary...we all need days like this right about now! Good for you.
I haven't had a crock pot since my kids went off to college! Perhaps I shouldn't have been so hasty getting rid of it. Then I could have a day to myself while my tomatillo chicken and rice was cooking away in my absence! It looks delicious.

EliFla said...

I don't have any crock pot...but I will cook this recipe...slowly anyway...xoxoxoxo, Flavia

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Thanks so much for linking to my ropa vieja recipe. I'm always looking for new things to do in the slow cooker. Your recipe looks great.

penny aka jeroxie said...

I love my crockpot! I use it all the time for weekday meals.

Jenn said...

Congratulations to your winners!
This dish looks fantastic! I have got to get my crock pot out more often!!

Faith said...

Sounds like it was a perfect, relaxing day, Mary! I bet this lovely meal was the perfect way to end the day.

A huge congrats to the winners!

lostpastremembered said...

I just got some tomatillos and was trying to think of what to do with them... great recipe to try, Thanks MAry!

Mrs K said...

WOW what a fanstatic day you had:)Tomatillo Chicken & rice is so colorful and looks so delicious. I think its about time I bought myself a crock-pot :)

aipi said...

that sounds like such a comfort food, love your platter..


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Chef E said...

You had me at tomatillo! YUM on this!

Icy BC said...

Looks absolutely divine, and healthy!

Kim said...

I never had tomatillos and I think it's time for me to try some, with your recipe that sounds delicious!

whozyerdanny said...

Wonderful flavors....I neeed this!

Cathy said...

Crock pots were made for this time of year when we are so busy with family activities. This sounds delicious, Mary, and I imagine that it smells heavenly as it simmers away.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Definitely a good holiday meal - nutritious and fast. Plus, the colours are eye catching!

Rita said...

I do love my slow cooker!
I agree we are probably at the best time in our lives.Very important to take the time to enjoy it in any way that suits us.
Rita

June said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous day Mary. I think I'm going to take a page from your book and do the same ...tomorrow!

High Plains Drifters said...

should be easy to modify for a dutch oven, yeah?

didn't see any tomatillos on the grocery shelf the other day, but can definitely grab a jar of salsa at my daily visit to Sunflower Market.

cheers!

StephenC said...

I love this. I'd probably make it in a slow oven though. And with bone-in thighs. But that's just because I don't have a slow cooker and buy only whole chickens which I like to break down myself. And...tomatillos are plentiful in my neighborhood.

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Thanks for this excellent recipe! I always go to the same three recipes for the CrockPot in winter, but this looks like just the ticket to change things up. Simply delicious. I hope you're having a lovely day and a nice start to the holiday season!

Skip to Malou said...

This is my idea of a stay-cation. you're blessed to have that luxury... im jealous haha!
Crock pot cooking is my thing too.. it's like someone is cooking for you!

teresa said...

oh this is my kind of dish, warm, great flavors and done in the crockpot! i will definitely be making this soon! cheers!

Pushpa said...

Looks fabulous,love the flavors.Yummy.

RamblingTart said...

Your day sounds absolutely heavenly, Mary. :-) I love dropping everything and going for a walk. In fact, although I have HEAPS to do before I fly to Amsterdam tomorrow, I'm going to take a walk today. You've inspired me. :-)

Joanne said...

I just took an exam this morning and I plan on reveling in nothingness for the rest of the day! It shall be glorious. I love the bright flavors in this dish...and how easy the crockpot makes it!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

During this busy season . . . a crock pot meal is perfect.

Fondly,
Glenda

Jhonny walker said...

One of a kind..the kind that makes you bookmark it at the very first go! glad you had a fun moment..how cool would life be if you could do what you wanted every single moment!

Katerina said...

This is a perfect comforting meal. The addition of cumin sure adds a special kick to it.

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks simple yet very delicious! Love the tomatillo!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds delicious! I asked Santa for a crock pot!

Jennifer said...

this looks so warm and hearty =) I'm sad I don't have a plate of it right infront of me!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Emily Z said...

I have not cooked much with tomatillos. I think I should try to do it more often. This chicken and rice recipe might be a good place to start. It sounds delicious.

PeggyR said...

I love crockpot cooking and this sounds great.

Peggy said...

I love crock pot meals and this definitely sounds like a fantastic dinner! Love tomatillos and I'm sure this dish is great!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Those sure are the best kind of days! This meal looks perfect - I feel less stressed just looking at it! :)

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for visiting my site i was lead here, i cannot understand what my mouth and tummy are doing at the moment. Oh how i wish i am near you, to provide an ever-ready taster...and your photos feed my brain!

Claudia said...

You read my mind - I need something easy in the days leading to the holidays. But I still want taste and color and this dish fits the bill. Love having a new chicken recipe.

Julie said...

Crockpot cooking is perfect for this time of year!! Love the flavors in this dish!!

Trix said...

After writing an article about a local crock pot cook off, my curiosity got the better of me and I finally decided to give the whole slow cooker thing a shot. I busted out my mom's vintage Rival. It was a huge success, and now recipes like this are going on the list. Glad you took a day off to loaf - we could all use that, I am sure.

The Words Crafter said...

Oh my gosh, I wish I had that here now!!!

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