There used to be a show on Food Network called “5 Ingredient Fix“. The premise of the show was that you could make delicious dishes with five ingredients or less. Olive oil, salt and pepper were not included in the 5. Well, I’m going to do two better: THREE ingredient fix!
But actually, these recipes are bases on which to build a Mexican meal. I’ve got crock-pot shredded chicken and cilantro lime rice for you guys, each with just three required ingredients! Use the chicken for tacos or the rice for burrito bowls. The meal options are endless with these easy basic recipes.
shredded mexican chicken [slow-cooker]
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 jar of salsa
1 packet of taco seasoning
Combine all of the ingredients in the slow-cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through. Shred the chicken with two forks and use for tacos or your favorite Mexican dish.
cilantro lime rice
2 cups long-grain white rice (I used jasmine)
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1/4-1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter, optional
Salt and pepper
Cook the rice according to the package directions. Once cooked, fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the lime juice and zest, cilantro, and butter (if using). Add salt and pepper to taste.