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Surprise Slow Cooker Success

February 27, 2013 | Dinner, Eat, Food, Lunch, Recipes, Uncategorized, WIAW | 45 Comments

Good morning, loves! :)

Before I share today’s tasty recipe for What I Ate Wednesday, I want to say thank you to all of you for your love and support yesterday <3

It truly means the world to me. Time and time again ending my blog career has crossed my mind, but blogging is something I love and I will never let anyone take that love away from me. Plus, all of the love I got from you yesterday only solidified that decision :)

It just boggles my mind how people can waste so much energy on hating. Why not spend your energy loving?

I waste no time hating, so let’s get on with it! It’s time for me to share a new recipe I made that I absolutely love and I know you will, too! :)

Last week I decided to pull out my slow cooker and make a comforting stew to warm me up from the cold weather we’ve been getting here in London.

Surprisingly, after just throwing random ingredients from the fridge into the slow cooker, along with a rotisserie chicken, I had an amazing stew that stole my heart! :)

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Rotisserie Chicken Mexican Stew

1 rotisserie chicken, pulled apart, deboned, skinned, and shredded

1 – 1.5 lbs. grape tomatoes, pulsed in a blender

1/2 cup favourite salsa (I used Herdez)

1/2 sweet onion, chopped

1/4 cup canned jalapeรฑos, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp italian seasonings or dried herbs

Place all ingredients in your slow cooker and let it simmer! The longer it simmers, the better it gets! :)

Mine got pretty spicy after allowing all of the flavours to mingle together for about five hours, so I topped it will full fat Greek yogurt and avocado to tame it down ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Another amazing combination is this stew with a side of avocado toast ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I know my girls would approve ๐Ÿ˜‰ We love our avocado toast!

What is your favourite slow cooker recipe? Send it my way please! :)

Have you tried avocado toast yet? If not, you’re missing out!

Have you sent me a high five for this week’s High Five Friday yet? If not, well, you should probably get on that ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

For more information about HFF read here.

Love you all and thanks again for your support!

Meg xo

p.s. don’t forget to enter my Quest Bar giveaway!

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45 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tiff

    February 27, 2013

    That stew looks soooooo good! No haters gonna’ hate that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply

      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      lol thanks babe you’re hilarious

  2. Reply

    IHeartVegetables

    February 27, 2013

    I still need to try some new things in my slow cooker! I bought one but haven’t used it much, yet!

    Happy Wednesday Meg!

    • Reply

      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      break it out! i am always so pleased with the turn out!

  3. Reply

    Lisa

    February 27, 2013

    Yum! This looks super tasty! I still have yet to use my slow cooker for some reason, I keep meaning too.
    I adore avocado toast, it’s super tasty with a little sprinkle of sea salt too.

    • Reply

      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      I think that would be too salty for me! lol

  4. Reply

    Sarah Davis

    February 27, 2013

    Looks delicious! Slow cooker recipes are the best, aren’t they? For the rotisserie chicken, you just mean the ones that are already cooked at the grocery store?

    • Reply

      Meg

      February 27, 2013

      You bet! :) Just a different way of using it up!! :)

  5. Reply

    Linz @ Itz Linz

    February 27, 2013

    slow cookers are the best!! my favorite thing to do is just throw chicken, salsa, onion, chicken broth, and sometimes other veggies in there and let it cook all day! so many ways to enjoy it!!

  6. Reply

    This recipe looks awesome! I really need to get a slow cooker. I keep seeing such amazing recipes :)

  7. Reply

    Susie

    February 27, 2013

    I want. On my body.

  8. Reply

    Mmmmm Meg this looks deeeeeelicious! And we agree – avocado on toast is simply one of the best food combos since PB and J!

  9. Reply

    Picky Nicky

    February 27, 2013

    I love slow cooked foods :) My dad makes the best hungarian slow cooked meat!!! And about avocado toast, it’s the PERFECT food!!! Try it with some sea salt and black pepper! I also sometimes add lemon

  10. Reply

    MMMMMM This is a MUST try!

  11. Reply

    EverdayLivingPNW

    February 27, 2013

    Looks tasty…

  12. Reply

    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    February 27, 2013

    That stew looks amazing! I love simple recipes that turn out so comforting. Plus, cooling it down with yogurt and avocado is perfect :)

  13. Reply

    Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach

    February 27, 2013

    OmG! That looks sooo yummy! And with avocado toast for the win! Yay girl!!! Best thing ever!

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    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    February 27, 2013

    Looks delicious, Meg. I love all things spicy!! And it wasn’t until this winter season that I’ve fully embraced the slow cooker. Why didn’t I use it sooner?!? It’s such a great time saver, and always tastes great.

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      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      lol i always think “why don’t I used my slow cooker more!?”

  15. Reply

    cottercrunch

    February 27, 2013

    oh me oh my, i want this with that toast! care to come make it for me?

    • Reply

      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      i would love to :)

  16. Reply

    Susan (susonia.com)

    February 27, 2013

    That chicken stew looks soooo good! I never thought of using rotisserie chicken for any of my slow cooker chicken dishes! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely try this! And avocado on bread is also a staple for us. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      it was awesome! just a different way of using up the chicken! :)

  17. Reply

    Anonymous

    February 27, 2013

    Wow… You are kind of a jerk… If she’s so annoying, stop reading her blog. Meg is actually pretty awesome and super motivational. I love High Five Friday.

    • Reply

      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      thank you :) these means a lot to me

  18. Reply

    Holly V

    February 27, 2013

    this is also know as cyberbullying

    • Reply

      Holly V

      February 27, 2013

      known*

  19. Reply

    C

    February 27, 2013

    You have no obligation to post these comments. And frankly, they’ve said their piece all over the web. May I recommend you go back to moderated comments before these people turn your comments section into a battlefield? Really, you’ve listened to enough.

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      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      i have listened to enough, C, and they are GONE ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Reply

    Jo @ LivingMintGreen

    February 27, 2013

    This looks so awesome Meg! I’m going to try this soon – I’ve been wanting to make a chicken-based chili for a while & this looks perfect! xoxo

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      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      this makes me so happy! I need to try so many of your recipes xoxo

  21. Reply

    Alisha @ Alisha's Appetiet

    February 27, 2013

    Yum! I am totally on an avocado/toast kick right now! Addictinggggg

  22. Reply

    Debbie (Accidently Delish)

    February 27, 2013

    i loved we were basically crock pot food twins that night.
    looks amazing!!

    • Reply

      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      haha i thought that was crazy too!

  23. Reply

    Emily

    February 27, 2013

    I have a slow cooker and I rarely ever use it! It’s a shame because it’s sooo easy and the results are always delicious. This definitely inspired me to whip it out again this weekend!
    And avocado toast is HEAVEN- end of story. (:

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      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      yay! let me know what you make this weekend :)

  24. Reply

    Anna @ Your Healthy Place

    February 27, 2013

    Slow cooker recipes are the best! I miss my slow cooker, I really have to bite the bullet and just get a new one now that I’ve moved cities. Yum!

  25. Reply

    BroccoliHut

    February 27, 2013

    Slow cookers really are magical, aren’t they? The stew looks awesome!
    I’m working on a slow cooker recipe for a bean salad to post on my blog tomorrow…so stay tuned!

    • Reply

      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      perfect! i will check it out girl!! xoxo

  26. Reply

    Allison @ Life's a Bowl

    February 28, 2013

    I always love the results of slow cooker recipes and how easy they are, but hardly make them – definitely need to start making more! And avocado toast is tasty, even tastier with a little sprinkle of parm cheese ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Meg

      February 28, 2013

      parm cheese! that sounds amazing! doing that ASAP! every one tells me to sprinkle sea salt, but parm sounds SO much better to my taste buds

  27. Reply

    Caitlin

    February 28, 2013

    That avocado toast looks SOOOO GOOD and I love this post’s title! Alliteration all around. Congrats on being a Healthy Chick in the Community today, my dear.

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    Jess

    February 28, 2013

    That soup looks delicious. It never occurred to just use pre-made rotisserie chicken. Duh, Jess…Tanks for the inspiration : )

  29. Reply

    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    March 2, 2013

    Oh yum! This looks fantastic. I was just making my menu plan… need to try this soon. So sorry about the haters- I agree, such wasted energy. Keep doing what you’re doing!

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