Crock Pot Recipes, Pre-packaged Spices and my quest to be a better cook– #BackToRoutines #BTS

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Crock Pot Recipes @DownshiftingPRO #BackToRoutines

As part of my GETTING BACK TO ROUTINES (or organizing my life again) movement this fall, I feel that I need to get back to menu planning Monday.  I always have a least one Crock Pot recipe (it is usually two).  So on my quest to be a better mother…or should I say a nurturing cook…{that may be a bit of a stretch}… I tried my hand at ‘winging-it’ with the NEW “Recipe Inspirations” lines from Club House. I used the pre-measured Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas mix .  My first foray into this line was about a while ago and I decided that I needed to ‘experiment’ with this particular seasoning in a Crock Pot. Club house has a limited choice of crock pot or slow cooker seasoning packets so I had to improvise because I did not have an alternative seasoning package for chicken.  I have I have since found that they have any less options on the market.  The good news is I have kept most of the recipes from the packages for reference.  You see you can use the measurements on the packages without having to re-purchase each one.

Garlic Lime Chicken Fajita Club House Crock Pot @DownshiftingPRO

We have a few family favourites that we really love: Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas, Mexican Lasagne and our ultimate favourite the Asian Sesame Salmon.

Here’s the deal…my kids are convinced I am a good cook.  I am not sure where they got that idea. I don’t think I am  very creative…well, not in a good culinary way…but apparently, they are willing to go with it. The ‘rub’ is I often use help to make things taste better, I don’t make those tasty choices by myself.

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Last week, I had chicken drumsticks but needed a Crock Pot recipe because I was pretty busy working and   I didn’t have the time to babysit my culinary creation. I decide that I was going to combine chicken, the Club House seasoning package,  plus some stewed tomatoes and then throw it all together into the Crock Pot. The reason I like this particular package (Chicken Lime Fajitas) is because the spices are already measured out plus the recipe is on the back of the package.  If, however, you don’t have the pre-measured packages available you can also use the following measurements to season (see below).   Adding fresh ingredients (see below) just seals the deal!

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro (if using fresh, add at the end of cooking)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 – 14 oz. can of diced plum tomatoes

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Its pretty straight forward: I heated the olive oil over medium heat then browned the chicken portions. I then set them aside. Combine the stewed the tomatoes, lime juice, orange juice and mix in the seasoning.  Once everything was combined, I put it all in my Crock Pot and 6 hours later.  I loved stewed anything over rice so serve on a bed of rice with a nice simple salad on the side.
Voila dinner made easy.
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I think it went well. The kids loved it.
What can I say, I’m a genius in the kitchen…*wink, wink* thanks to a Crock Pot & pre-measured seasoning for making it so.

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Headshot_MargaritaIbbott GlassesMargarita Ibbott is a reluctant cook, professional organizer, blogger, wife and mother of three.  She brings order to people, places and things and then blogs about it. You will also find her telling tales of Travel (her true passion).  She continues on her quest to keep evangelizing brands, companies, people & products using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Blogging

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Margarita Ibbott is a travel and lifestyle blogger. She blogs about travel in Canada, the United States and Europe giving practical advice through restaurant, hotel and attraction reviews. She writes for DownshiftingPRO.com and other online media outlets.

4 thoughts on “Crock Pot Recipes, Pre-packaged Spices and my quest to be a better cook– #BackToRoutines #BTS”

  1. Thanks for the recipe! It looks quick and easy to make and has ingredients in it that I would have on hand anyway.

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