Here at Shrinking Kitchen, we love Hunger Games.
Okay, we’re obsessed with Hunger Games. So much so, we decided we needed to do a ‘tribute’ to our beloved series in honor of the movie release today. Over this weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), we’ll be sharing a Hunger Games themed menu based upon our favorite characters. Stay tuned for a bunch of fun and delicious recipes!
Woody Harrelson (a fellow Texan!) as Haymitch Abernathy? GENIUS!
In case you’re wondering, one of my favorite Woody Harrelson movies is Kingpin. Classic.
I read online the only thing that worried Woody was that he might overdo the drunkeness because ‘he tends to go over the top.‘ Awesome.
In honor of a performance that will no doubt take over as my favorite from Woody, I present you with Drunk Chicken. It’s got tequila, lime, and a little salt. I threw in a jalapeño and onion to spice things up, and a little brown sugar for some sweetness. Throw it all in your slow cooker, and rest assured that your dinner will be like a gift floating down from the sky right to your table…..
Slow Cooker Drunk Chicken
1/4 medium onion(s)
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup(s) fresh lime juice
1 fl oz tequila
4 large garlic clove(s)
1 tsp unpacked brown sugar
2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp table salt
1 medium jalapeno pepper(s)
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
Step by step
- Purée onion through to pepper in a blender until smooth.
- Do a shot of tequila. You know you deserve one after that long day....
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Place chicken breasts in slow cooker, sprinkle with pepper, top with purée, turning chicken to coat.
- Cook on high for 3.5 hours or low for 5-6.
- Grab 2 forks, and shred away, mixing the chicken up with the delicious puree.
- Serve with a fresh garden salad, spanish rice, or rolled up in a tortilla. You could also use this as a filing for enchiladas, flautas, or quesadillas! Double the recipe and freeze half for another time.
WW PP 4; Calories 176.5; Fat 3.7g; Monounsaturated Fat 2.0g; Cholesterol 65.7mg; Sodium 365.8mg; Potassium 345.1mg; Carbs 4.4g; Fiber 0.4g; Sugar 1.4g; Protein 26.6g; B-6 34.8%; Niacin 63.9%
Nutrition calculated on chicken recipe only, and not any of the other wonderful things you see in the picture!
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And here it is, the Haymitch-Wich. I used a FlatOut Bread FoldIt, some fresh cilantro, slice red bell peppers and I topped it with a lime-sour cream-cilantro mixture. You can also roll it up in a tortilla, or just eat it straight out of the slow cooker with your fingers. I won’t tell anyone, just make sure you’ve got a tequila chaser ready to go!
Category: Main Dish, Poultry, Slow Cooker
About Christy: Thirty-six year-old wife and mom to BJ (8) and Mia (4). I'm the editor at the Sisterhood, a Feingold mom, I really love to run (really), read, cook amazing things, and photography is my fledging passion. My motivation is motivating other people to realize they can do this whole weight-loss and exercise thing. I'm living proof! View author profile.