Mexican Style Shredded Chicken and Jalapeno Dressing

Hi Everyone,

So happy that today is my last day of work!  I can’t wait for a 3 day weekend!!  Big plans for the upcoming weekend?  I do know, I would like to take a hike, do some shopping and hit up the Farmers Market on Saturday morning and maybe even treat myself to breakfast.  But than again, I do like making breakfast, it’s my favorite meal of the day!!!  So I may skip going out and create my own fun breakfast.

Tonight’s recipe is a GOOD one!!  I made this Tuesday night with anticipation on using the leftovers for dinner on Wednesday.  Mmmm, just look at this Mexican goodness.

I woke up Tuesday morning with the craving of Mexican food, which is not a surprise.   Mexican food is one kind of meal I can never ever get sick of.  Pass the chips and salsa please!  Oh and I’ll take a Skinny Margarita too!!

I put this all together using the good old crockpot.  It’s not spicy chicken, for those in my family that don’t care for the heat of a pepper (their crazy!).  But the dressing, oh the dressing is pure jalapeno heaven.  The dressing is going to make an appearance several times on my blog.  I think I am in love.  Can you be in love with salad dressing?  Because I think I am.  It is by far the best dressing I have ever made.  I can just taste it right now.

The dressing is made with half a jalapeno, garlic, onion, greek yogurt, mayonnaise and milk.  It is thick, creamy and just enough spice not to be over whelming.  It will go great on tacos, salads, veggies and maybe even dipping chips in it.  I can also see it on barbecue chicken and hamburgers.  If you love a creamy jalapeno dressing than you have to try this recipe.  It’s so mouth-watering good!!!

The shredded chicken is made with chicken of course, tomatoes, frozen peppers, diced chili’s, taco seasoning and chicken broth.  Since I have quite a bit left over I plan on topping it on pizza and maybe just maybe make them in Wonton Wrappers.  You can make this chicken spicy just by adding some jalapenos or spicy seasoning.  You could also add cheese into the dish.  I debated about it, but held off because I didn’t know if I would have leftovers to use.  You can always add cheese to it afterwards.

Mexican Style Shredded Chicken
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4 - 4oz servings
  • Serving size: 4 oz
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • For Chicken:
  • 16 oz chicken breast, skinless, boneless, frozen
  • 1½ cups Tomatoes, diced, canned, no salt added
  • ½ cup Diced Green Chili's (4oz can)
  • 1½ cups bell peppers, frozen (I used a frozen Pepper medley)
  • 2 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray
  2. Add chicken and the remaining ingredients and than stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low for 7 - 9 hours or on high for 5 - 7 hours
  4. About an hour before serving time, take tow forks and pull apart the chicken. Stir again.
Notes
Calories per serving: 163.8, Fat: 2.1, Cholesterol: 65, Sodium: 535, Carbs: 7.8, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 2.5, Protein: 26.5
Jalapeno Dressing
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1¼ cups
  • Serving size: 2 tbsp.
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise, reduced fat
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt, plain, non-fat
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno (fresh or canned)
  • 2 tablespoons onion finely diced
  • 1 fresh garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place jalapeno, onion and garlic in a food processor. Process until chopped, if you don't have them chopped already. In a bowl add mayonnaise, yogurt, and jalapeno mixture. Mix together and add salt to taste.
Notes
Calories per 2 tablespoons: 20.4, Fat: .08, Cholesterol: .3, Sodium: 112, Potassium: 12.5, Carbs: 2.7, Fiber: .011.4, Protein: 1

Ok, after looking at these pictures, I have to go make dinner.  I am hungry just thinking about shredded chicken and jalapeno dressing.  I think I may even scoop a few spoonfuls of dressing in my mouth.  Yah, it’s just that good!!  One thing I will tell you about it, is that it tastes refreshing and light, even though it’s creamy and thick.  Weird to have a combination like that!

So tonight I decided to bake my corn tortillas, add the chicken with some jalapenos and cheese and then bake it for 10 minutes on a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes until it’s crispy and the cheese has melted.  Than I’m going to top with Jalapeno Dressing.  Now the waiting game.  I hate waiting for dinner to cook when your hungry!!  Don’t you!!

Finally it’s done!  Here’s a picture of my left over dinner.  It’s so good and this one is spicy!!

Well time to go!  Have a Super Duper Thursday!!!!  Time for me to eat!!!!

Jennifer

Comments

  1. I love everything about this, Jenn! I agree with you – it seems I never tire of Mexican, Asian or good pizza! I can’t wait to try your dressing, sounds wonderful and very light!

  2. Starred this one in my reader…want to make this deliciousness!

  3. Mmm that dressing is wonderful

  4. Looking at these pictures of your dish made me hungry. I want the spicy one because I love spicy foods. Good to hear that this is refreshing and light. =)

  5. Yum! I am crazy about homemade Mexican dinners and this chicken has all the perfect spices and flavorings for a tasty dish.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      It’s such a great dish. You can spice it up more to! I left it not to spicy sp others will enjoy it and I can use it in other things.

  6. *yum yum yum yum yum* <— that delicious 😉 this looks fabulous!! I love everything about this meal, and I too am a total sucker for mexican food.

  7. Oh the jalapeno and greek yogurt sounds amazing together.

  8. The dressing sounds fabulous! So do the tacos of course but I really really want some of the dressing… maybe on ice cream, jello, a spoon? :-p

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      The dressing is amazing! So creamy smooth! I love it and so does my Hubby! He dumped half of it onto his tacos!

  9. I am going to try this dressing recipe. My Hubby will love it! Thank you so much for sharing it!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      The dressing is the best I have created yet!! This will be a staple in my house for sure! I’m looking for meals just so I can use it, which is pretty easy!

  10. Holy cow, that dressing sounds so good! I find it hard to make a dressing that I totally love so I cannot wait to try this!

  11. Fantastic! From start to finish, it’s terrific! Pass the chips and salsa indeed! I think using it on pizza is a GREAT idea!

  12. wow! using it on pizza is such a fantastic idea. lovely post jen! 🙂

  13. I want to put that dressing on everything. Or just eat it plain. YUMMMMM.

  14. Major congrats on being in the FoodBuzz top 9, today!

  15. I think I’m in love with your jalapeno dressing. I’m SO making it tonight!

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