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  1. #1
    hamiltoncruiser Guest

    Default Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner......Can this be converted for thecrockpot?

    Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner
    Prep: 10 min
    Ready In: 50 min
    Serves: 4

    Ingredients
    4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb./500 g)
    4 tsp. taco seasoning mix
    2 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
    1 cup KRAFT Tex Mex Shredded Cheese
    1/2 cup salsa
    1/4 cup sour cream

    Directions

    1 PREHEAT oven to 400F. Sprinkle chicken evenly with seasoning mix.
    Place 1/2 cup of the potatoes on centre of each of four large sheets
    of heavy-duty foil; top each with 1 chicken breast, 1/4 cup of the
    cheese and 2 Tbsp. of the salsa.

    2 BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each
    packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place in single
    layer in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

    3 BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes
    are tender. Remove packets from oven. Let stand 5 min. Place one
    packet on each of four dinner plates. Cut slits in foil with sharp
    knife to release steam before opening. Top each serving with 1 Tbsp.
    of the sour cream.

    Easy Cleanup
    Because the cooking is done in the foil packets, there's little to
    clean up!

    Make Ahead
    Assemble packets as directed. Refrigerate up to 4 hours, then bake as
    directed, increasing baking time to 40 min. or until chicken is cooked
    through and potatoes are tender.

    Note
    To prevent potatoes from sticking to the foil, spray foil with cooking
    spray before using. Or, use nonstick foil.

    Maybe put the thin potatoes on the bottom of a greased crock, then
    layer the chicken and other ingredients on top. How long to cook in
    the CP?

    Thanks for your help!

    ....Lisa

  2. #2
    bulka Guest

    Default Re: Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner......Can this be converted for thecrockpot?

    On Sep 4, 9:32 pm, hamiltoncruiser <gerry.l...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner
    > Prep: 10 min
    > Ready In: 50 min
    > Serves: 4
    >
    > Ingredients
    > 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb./500 g)
    > 4 tsp. taco seasoning mix
    > 2 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
    > 1 cup KRAFT Tex Mex Shredded Cheese
    > 1/2 cup salsa
    > 1/4 cup sour cream
    >
    > Directions
    >
    > 1 PREHEAT oven to 400F. Sprinkle chicken evenly with seasoning mix.
    > Place 1/2 cup of the potatoes on centre of each of four large sheets
    > of heavy-duty foil; top each with 1 chicken breast, 1/4 cup of the
    > cheese and 2 Tbsp. of the salsa.
    >
    > 2 BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each
    > packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place in single
    > layer in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
    >
    > 3 BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes
    > are tender. Remove packets from oven. Let stand 5 min. Place one
    > packet on each of four dinner plates. Cut slits in foil with sharp
    > knife to release steam before opening. Top each serving with 1 Tbsp.
    > of the sour cream.
    >
    > Easy Cleanup
    > Because the cooking is done in the foil packets, there's little to
    > clean up!
    >
    > Make Ahead
    > Assemble packets as directed. Refrigerate up to 4 hours, then bake as
    > directed, increasing baking time to 40 min. or until chicken is cooked
    > through and potatoes are tender.
    >
    > Note
    > To prevent potatoes from sticking to the foil, spray foil with cooking
    > spray before using. Or, use nonstick foil.
    >
    > Maybe put the thin potatoes on the bottom of a greased crock, then
    > layer the chicken and other ingredients on top. How long to cook in
    > the CP?
    >
    > Thanks for your help!
    >
    > ...Lisa




    Um, why?

    For what it is, like maybe camping, this seems good enough.

    I use a crock pot a lot, but it is wet. Everything that comes out is
    sorta like a stew.

    And how is this a taco with no tortillas? Potatoes? On another
    thread we're talking about "authentic" food. This ain't that. Not
    that there's anything wrong with that.

    You could cook the chicken, salsa, seasonings (of course, homemade
    would be better, but use the packet if you must) in the crock. And
    potatoes if you have to.

    Warm up some tortillas, find some lettuce and onion, cilantro. Dump
    on the cheeses. More salsa.



    I forget where I got this crock chicken recipie, but you might like
    it. Tastes a lot better than you'd think and is dorm-cooking simple.

    Three basic ingredients - cut up chicken, a jar of store-bought salsa
    in your favorite flavor, about half a jar of peanut butter (I like
    chunky). Dump it in the crock and stew for hours until the meat is
    falling off the bone.

    Depending on your salsa you might want to add other stuff. Onion,
    garlic, pineapple, ginger, whatever. Serve with tortillas or doritos
    or french bread or whatever.

    bulka


  3. #3
    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner......Can this be converted for the crockpot?

    bulka <[email protected]> wrote in news:5e3a78c9-10ba-
    [email protected]:

    > I use a crock pot a lot, but it is wet. Everything that comes out is
    > sorta like a stew.
    >


    Take a picnic roll ...(a brined pork shoulder roast so it looks ham like
    and is in a cheesecloth bag inside the plastic wrapper.)
    Put it in a crockpot...make sure it sits on a raft of say several celery
    sticks...to keep it up off the bottom of the crock. Chuck out the celery
    afterwards it is only there to keep the meat elevated, so the meat won't
    cook in it's own juices and taste boiled.

    Cook on high say 6 hrs or on low say 10 hrs....Viola! Something not wet.


    Take a bone in normal pork Butt roast put it in a crock pot cook it for
    say 6 hrs on high or 10 on low. Remove it and shred the meat. And mix
    shredded meat with fresh shreded cabbage... again something not wet. The
    cabbage should wilt some due to the hot meat shreds.

    Both of these recipes use cheap cuts of meat.

    --

    The beet goes on -Alan




  4. #4
    Cornholio Guest

    Default Re: Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner......Can this be converted for the crockpot?



    "hahabogus" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > bulka <[email protected]> wrote in news:5e3a78c9-10ba-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >> I use a crock pot a lot, but it is wet. Everything that comes out is
    >> sorta like a stew.
    >>

    >
    > Take a picnic roll ...(a brined pork shoulder roast so it looks ham like
    > and is in a cheesecloth bag inside the plastic wrapper.)
    > Put it in a crockpot...make sure it sits on a raft of say several celery
    > sticks...to keep it up off the bottom of the crock. Chuck out the celery
    > afterwards it is only there to keep the meat elevated, so the meat won't
    > cook in it's own juices and taste boiled.
    >
    > Cook on high say 6 hrs or on low say 10 hrs....Viola! Something not wet.
    >
    >
    > Take a bone in normal pork Butt roast put it in a crock pot cook it for
    > say 6 hrs on high or 10 on low. Remove it and shred the meat. And mix
    > shredded meat with fresh shreded cabbage... again something not wet. The
    > cabbage should wilt some due to the hot meat shreds.
    >
    > Both of these recipes use cheap cuts of meat.



    Heheheh, how long does beef pizzle take?
    Beavis always said to put it in, take it out, put it in, take it out, put it
    in, take it out...

    I am the Great Cornholio
    I need TP for my bunghole!


  5. #5
    bulka Guest

    Default Re: Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner......Can this be converted for thecrockpot?

    On Sep 4, 9:32 pm, hamiltoncruiser <gerry.l...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner
    > Prep: 10 min
    > Ready In: 50 min
    > Serves: 4
    >
    > Ingredients
    > 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb./500 g)
    > 4 tsp. taco seasoning mix
    > 2 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
    > 1 cup KRAFT Tex Mex Shredded Cheese
    > 1/2 cup salsa
    > 1/4 cup sour cream
    >
    > Directions
    >
    > 1 PREHEAT oven to 400F. Sprinkle chicken evenly with seasoning mix.
    > Place 1/2 cup of the potatoes on centre of each of four large sheets
    > of heavy-duty foil; top each with 1 chicken breast, 1/4 cup of the
    > cheese and 2 Tbsp. of the salsa.
    >
    > 2 BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each
    > packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place in single
    > layer in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
    >
    > 3 BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes
    > are tender. Remove packets from oven. Let stand 5 min. Place one
    > packet on each of four dinner plates. Cut slits in foil with sharp
    > knife to release steam before opening. Top each serving with 1 Tbsp.
    > of the sour cream.
    >
    > Easy Cleanup
    > Because the cooking is done in the foil packets, there's little to
    > clean up!
    >
    > Make Ahead
    > Assemble packets as directed. Refrigerate up to 4 hours, then bake as
    > directed, increasing baking time to 40 min. or until chicken is cooked
    > through and potatoes are tender.
    >
    > Note
    > To prevent potatoes from sticking to the foil, spray foil with cooking
    > spray before using. Or, use nonstick foil.
    >
    > Maybe put the thin potatoes on the bottom of a greased crock, then
    > layer the chicken and other ingredients on top. How long to cook in
    > the CP?
    >
    > Thanks for your help!
    >
    > ...Lisa


    I never had to think about this before, but why couldn't a crockpot be
    a slow oven?

    Put your camper packets (maybe wrapped in parchment or, better, corn
    husks. Or blanched cabage leafs) in and see what happens in a few
    hours. might want some sort of rack to keep off direct contact with
    the bottom. maybe a little liquid for some steam action. Skinless
    boneless breasts dry out real easy.

    Never cared for this cut of meat. It's a "gateway" food - bland
    enough for dieters and people trying to wean themselves from meat,
    close enough to tofu for vegetarians daring to cross to the dark
    side.

    bulka

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