With Cinco de Mayo a few days away, you know there are lots of sale for items to whip up Mexican and Tex/Mex recipes in the new Publix ad. The recipe I am sharing today is my Southwest Crockpot Chicken. It really can't get any easier that this one. This chicken can be used for tacos, salads, casserole and our favorite - quesadillas!
Quesadillas are always a great because they are super easy to prepare and very family friendly. Plus, you can make each person's quesadilla to order - adding or omitting any ingredients so everyone is happy.
The recipe I am sharing today is one of our favorites. All of my guys like it and I love it because it's so dang easy. I start the chicken in the morning and then I only need maybe 10 minutes in the evening to actually assemble and cook the quesadillas. These are very hearty. I usually just add a fruit and call it dinner. If you wanted, you could add some Spanish rice or refried beans if you needed additional sides.
This meal is part of the Publix Menu For Week Starting 5/1 (4/30 For Some). Here is the other recipe I have shared this week:
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 1 cup salsa
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 3 teaspoons cumin
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place everything except chicken in the crockpot and stir to combine.
- Add chicken and cook on low for 6 hours.
- Shred the chicken and mix in remaining juices.
- To create the quesadillas just place ½ cup (or more) of the shredded chicken on one half of a large flour tortilla.
- Top with chopped tomatoes, red onion, corn niblets and chopped cilantro.
- Add shredded Monterey Jack cheese and fold the tortilla to cover the filling.
- Heat the quesadilla in a skillet until the cheese has melted, flipping once to heat both sides.
- Serve with additional salsa and sour cream if desired.
Here are the items you'll need to grab at Publix. With the sales you can make this one at a great price.
Publix Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, All Natural, 97% Fat Free, USDA Grade A, $2.69/lb
Tortillas – $2
Frozen Corn – $1
Breakstone’s Sour Cream, All Natural, Reduced Fat or Fat Free, 16 oz, BOGO $2.59
Cabot Cheese Bar, Assorted Varieties, 6 or 8 oz pkg, 2/$5 ($4 after coupon)
Cilantro, $0.99 bunch
Red Onion – $1
Plum Tomatoes, $1.29/lb
Everything will cost you $14.56 but several of the items are used in other recipes this week and you'll have lots of leftover. Use what you have on hand to reduce your out of pocket. Even if you have to buy everything you are still under $2.50 per serving!