Just because the weather is getting a little warmer doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in some yummy spring crockpot recipes!
Let's celebrate the upcoming change in seasons with easy-to-prepare meals that are light and tasty.
Although we usually associate crockpot meals with thick chili, stews and other heavy foods, I’m going to show you some spring crockpot recipes that are light, delicious and perfect for the new season!
1. Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Tacos
One of the healthiest and most delicious spring crockpot recipes I’ve tried to date is this easy taco recipe.
If you’re new to Skinny Taste, this website is full of light and healthy meals that are absolutely mouth-watering good.
This is the ideal recipe to make if you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal that everyone will enjoy!
12 oz raw skinless chicken tenders or breast
15 oz can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed (Goya)
10 oz can tomatoes with mild green chiles (I used Rotel)
1 1/8 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp plus 1/8th tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1 medium scallion, diced
1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
For the Slaw:
1 1/3 cups shredded red cabbage
1 tsp red wine vinegar (or lime juice)
salt and black pepper, to taste
For the Taco:
12 crisp corn taco shells
Optional toppings: (not calculated)
pico de gallo
1 medium haas avocado, sliced (+ add 2 pts per serving)
Season chicken with pinch of salt, garlic powder, oregano, 1/8 tsp of the chili powder and 1/8th tsp cumin.
Add the beans and tomatoes to the crock pot and season with the remaining chili powder and cumin.
Place chicken in the crock pot and cover.
Cook on HIGH 2 hours.
Meanwhile, combine shredded cabbage with vinegar (add more to taste), season with salt to taste;
Remove chicken from the crock pot and shred with two forks.
Drain beans and transfer to a platter, or back to the crock pot to keep warm.
Top with shredded chicken, scallions and cilantro.
To serve, warm the taco shells according to package directions.
Fill with equal amounts of bean and chicken mixture.
Top with cabbage and your favorite toppings.