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Crockpot Chicken Chimichangas

Hello, friends!

Today I want to share a stupid simple recipe I created with the help of my friend, the slow cooker.

Y’all. I use my slow cooker for everything. It is the only way my small family functions. Benny and I both work full time, work out regularly, and try to stay social. I couldn’t keep us fed if it weren’t for my crockpot!

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One of my favorite recipes right now is slow cooker chicken chimichangas! They are so delicious, easily customizable, and great to work in on a busy week.

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What you need:

-1 onion

-1/3 cup orange bell pepper

-1/3 cup red bell pepper

-1/3 cup yellow bell pepper

-3 cups of salsa

-chicken broth, just a splash!

-tortillas, normal size; they usually come in 10-packs

-3 to 4 chicken breasts

-1 packet taco seasoning

-1 tablespoon of butter, melted

-shredded cheese, 2 cup bag

-queso

Makes: 6 to 8 chimichangas depending on how much you stuff them. This time I made 7. Previously I’ve made 6.

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First, dice the onion and bell papers and put the in the crockpot. Place the chicken on top of the onion and peppers, and cover the chicken with 1 1/2 cups of salsa, the taco seasoning, and a splash of chicken broth. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a pan with vegetable oil.

Place the chicken in a large bowl, and shred it. Add the other 1 1/2 cups of salsa.

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Now  begins the chimichanga stuffing!
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Lay chicken in the center of the tortilla, and top with shredded cheese.

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Next, fold the top and bottom of the tortilla, and brush with melted butter.

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Fold in one side, brush it with butter, and roll over to second side, sealing with butter.

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Place the chimichanga in the pan, and continue the process.

 

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Brush the tops with butter, and they are oven ready!

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Bake at 350 for twenty minutes. Then pour queso on top, and bake to crisp perfection for another ten minutes.

 

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While the chimichangas are baking, I like to make rice and refried beans for sides.

 

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There you have it, slow cooker chicken chimichangas! Not difficult, but definitely tasty!

 

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What are some of your favorite slow cooker recipes for a busy week?

 

[W]IT GIRL

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