Recently I’ve been on the hunt for easy weeknight family meals. To see what works for others, I reached out to a few friends with young kids and asked if they had any “go-to meals”. Several of the friends actually recommended some form of burrito/grain bowl. A few days later we created one of our own and I think it turned out really well. Aside from the chicken, I don’t really have a recipe, so I’ll just share what worked for us.
(Side note: It was cloudy and dark that evening so I apologize for the terrible quality pictures.)
- Meat of your choice (or grilled veggies). See our slow-cooker chicken below. Ground beef with seasonings or pulled pork would also work.
- rice or another grain (we used white rice and added lime and cilantro)
- beans (we used soaked and slow-cooked black beans)
- tomato (we skipped this since we had homemade salsa)
- cheese (we skipped this)
- spring onions
As you can see, these are just a few suggestions. Feel free to add or subtract anything you like. We ate on this for three days and still froze the leftover chicken.
Slow-cooker shredded chicken:
- Place a package of boneless chicken breasts in a slow cooker. Season generously with salt, smoked paprika, cumin, and garlic powder. Cook on high 4 hours, medium 6 hours, or low 8 hours. Shred the chicken and it is ready to go.