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Monday, January 21, 2013

Whole30 Challenge - Days 20 - 21 - Crockpot Mexican Chicken

Today is my sister's 21st birthday. Another sister and I are taking her out tonight. But, will I be drinking? No. Will I be eating anything? No. Because I am committed to my Whole30. And I have 9 days left.

Will it still be fun?

Isn't that a good question. Can a person have a fun night out if they aren't consuming alcohol and food, especially if all the other people in their party are?

I know some people would answer no. My first thought was, "Probably not." But, after remembering how much fun I have with my sisters, how great it will feel to just get out and away from my kids for awhile, and to be there celebrating a special day with my sisters, I realized it doesn't take food and drinks to have fun.  The memories I will share with them and the laughter, stress relief, and love we will be sharing have a lot more impact on my nights out than food or drinks ever will have. 

At least, that is what I think right now. We will see if my thoughts change after tonight. :-)

In the meantime, I have another tasty recipe to share. Of course, as usual, it is superbly easy and fabulously yummy, because I don't have time for elaborate dinners and my kids have to love it!


Crock Pot Mexican Chicken

You will need:
24 oz. Salsa
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1.25 oz of taco seasoning (I used about 3 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning)
6 chicken breast halves
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper

Throw all of these ingredients in your crock pot on low/medium for 6 hours. Enjoy the aromas while it cooks!


  1. Yum! That looks so delicious and easy.

  2. This looks very good. Thanks for the recipes and great job on the Whole 30 program.

  3. Easy and sounds delicious. My husband doesn't care for cilantro, so that would have to go, but the rest is all good. I am trying to do more crock pot meals. I have a bad habit of getting busy and forgetting until last minute to work on dinner. With just the two of us, it isn't as critical to have a meal ready on time like it was when there were children around.

    1. I understand it could get easy to forget about making meals with just two people. Enjoy this recipe!

  4. I give you a lot of credit for not eating/drinking to stay true to your mission! I would have a hard time, but I'd make sure I ate first, and that everyone knew ahead of time so they wouldn't be dangling tasty treats under my nose!

    This recipe sounds sooo good - who needs restaurant food when you can have a yummy dish like this! And crock pot! all the better!

    1. Yes, I definitely made sure they knew I couldn't eat or drink anything. They were really respectful of that, which made it a tad easier.

      Yes, the recipe is awesome!

  5. Because I'm starting dinner late today, can I put the crockpot on a higher temp instead of for 6 hrs?

    1. Absolutely! I usually do mine on med/high for 3 hours. Enjoy!

  6. what was your homemade taco seasoning?

    1. Mix of chili powder, cumin, pepper, and more. I have it pinned on my Pinterest page:


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