Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Recipe: Chicken Mojo


Over on my other blog I am doing a little personal challenge this week to make meals based in large part on the sales going on at my local grocery store.  I thought it might be fun to put a few of the recipes up on this blog too.  I can report that ths Chicken Mojo is ah-maz-ing.  The idea comes from my best girl Florida.  She uses this yummy mojo sauce on everything and with good reason.  It's delish! 

Just note that I cooked extra chicken knowing I would use it later in the week.  You can certainly skip that step if you don't want extra chicken.  However, I must tell you that it is awesome to cook once and have extra to use later.  A big time (and often budget) saver!

Chicken Mojo




Ingredients:


* 2 chicken breasts + 3 chicken breasts (5 total)
* 2 cups Mojo (found with Hispanic foods)
* 2 cups cooked rice
* 1 bag frozen veggie of choice
* 1 can black beans
* 1 cup guacamole (I use Wholly Guac when I can't find ripe avacados)
* 1 tsp butter




Directions:


* Place all five chicken breasts in a crockpot and top with the Mojo liquid. Cover and cook on high 4 hours or low all day.
* Once cooked, shred two breasts for Chicken Mojo.
* Shred three extra breasts and place in storage containers for use later this week. This is my first tip this week to streamline your time. Cook once and enjoy many times!  You can freeze the chicken at this point too if you don't have a planned use for it.




* Steam veggies to your liking. I made broccoli and just steamed them with a tsp of butter in the microwave for about five minutes.

* Microwave black beans for about one minute.
* On a place, place 1/2 cup cooked rice (I prefer brown rice) on bottom. Add black beans, chicken, veggies, a splash of the Mojo sauce from the crockpot and guacamole (or sour cream).
* Enjoy! This is very filling, crazy yummy and completely gluten free. I was laughing because I was complimented over and over and over again with this meal. And yet...it's so easy peasy!




Don't forget that we now have a head start on our meals for the rest of the week. What shall we cook up next?







9 comments:

The Pink Putter said...

Looks yummy! I love to find new Crock-Pot recipes!

REBrown said...

Mojo is one of my favorite marinades and sauces. Cuban food is so good.

lnipaver said...

is Mojo spicy? looks good though, I may have to try this one.

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

We love Mojo, I just wish Lallie did too...not yet! This sounds great!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have never even heard of mojo before - definitely looking into this! xo

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Lindsay-

Mojo is not at all spicy. Very mild. It's basically orange and lemon juices and garlic. You could easily make it at home to be honest. I just happen to love this blend and the big bottle (size of wine bottle) runs less than $4. It's great on fish too!

KK

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

I've never seen or heard of Mojo but I am going to look for it on my next shopping trip. Sounds delicious. Visiting from "Let's Eat Y'all" recipe swap.

daphne {flip flops and pearls} said...

Looks delish.....
thanks for linking up!

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

This looks really good. Thank you for linking up today. I will look forward to trying this.

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