Happy Halloween! Want to hear a joke? K, awesome.
Why can’t boy ghosts get girl ghosts pregnant?
Because they have hallow-weenies! ;
Yes I’ve been telling that joke every single year since I was too young to even get it.
Alright then. Remember how I said I’d have lots of awesome crockpot recipes for you?? Yeah, well this is just one, but I’ve totally got big plans for more, my friends. Mark my words.
Actually maybe don’t… because I tend to exaggerate and I don’t want to lie to you guys. Like when I say I drank a bottle of wine?
Ok, that’s a bad example. (Is there such a thing as under-exaggerating?) Anyways, this saucy little number came about during the frenzy that was Hurricane Sandy, and knowing that any kind of natural disaster always justifies day drinking, I went ahead and threw it together knowing that little miss crockpot here would do all the heavy lifting while we battened down the hatches.
I was also operating under the assumption that our power was going to flicker off at any given moment, and since I’m never one to waste, I figured I’d use up some of that frozen chicken that’s been sitting around. I should also mention that in this house we eat something buffalo-sauce-smothered at least once a week so this recipe should come as no surprise.
I was also really excited when I remembered that we could crisp these little suckers up in the ol’ George Foreman Grill, making them perfectly toasty and melty. I thought this was a pretty genius plan in case the power did go out, but then I realized that you still have to plug it in. I go through this every. single. time. we have a storm. I think of 173 things to do and then am cruelly bitch-slapped by reality that all of the things I want to do involve power. “OH I’ll just go online with my iPad!” Nope. No internet. “I can just watch DVDs!” Yeah, not without a DVD player… It’s a sick cycle. PLEASE tell me I’m not the only person that does this?
Luckily for us, we didn’t lose power and were able to enjoy these wrapped up little delights in front of the warm glow of the television, holding our breath in between 50 mph gusts of wind.
Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Burritos
Time: about 4 hours
4-5 frozen boneless, skinless frozen chicken breasts
1 cup frozen, chopped peppers and onions
A few splashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 T garlic powder
1/2 cup Franks Original RedHot Sauce (more if you like it saucier)
Pack of flour tortillas (I use Mission CarbSmart)
1/2 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
Directions: Add chicken, peppers & onions, Worcestershire, garlic powder and hot sauce into your crockpot on high for 4 hours. Once cooked, shred with two forks and stir to absorb the sauce. Spoon shredded chicken onto tortillas, sprinkle with cheese, and folding the long edges in first, roll into a nice little burrito. Spray grill with a shot of cooking spray. Heat your grill (or frying pan if you don’t have a GF grill) and cook for about 1-2 minutes until brown and crispy on both sides.
Best enjoyed by a crackling fire.
Hopefully you all stayed nice and safe during the storm too. Unfortunately our vacation house/neighborhood at the Jersey Shore got hit pretty hard, as well as a lot of other places. Definitely makes you thankful to be safe and sound. Please keep those less fortunate in your thoughts and prayers.
And if your kids go trick or treating and receive too many Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, I know a girl who would be happy to take them off your hands.