‘Eating Clean on the Cheap’ – Slow Cooker Mango and Black Bean Chicken

Slow Cooker Mango and Black Bean Chicken

I love the warmth of this dish from the cinnamon and the freshness that the mango gives. It’s a little sweet, a bit earthy, and perfectly savory all at the same time!

*On sale this week at Publix (May 17-May 23, 2012)

  • 1 cup brown rice (always cheap!)
  • 1/3 cup onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups mango*,  cubed and frozen
  • 1 1/2  cups cooked black beans (another cheap item!)
  • 2 lbs frozen chicken tenderloins*
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Spray a pan with olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add in dry rice and cook another 3-4 minutes.  (This adds a toasted flavor to the rice.) Add in cinnamon. Spray a slow cooker with olive oil. Add in the rice mixture. Place chicken on top of rice. Sprinkle  with salt and pepper. Add in black beans and mango chunks. Pour in broth. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Serve warm and enjoy!

My little Joel ate this for lunch on Sunday, and gobbled it up again for our “Mommy and Son” lunch time on Monday!

*TIP- I love to eat steamed broccoli with this kind of meal. In order to cook everything at the same time without it mixing together, I placed frozen broccoli in an opened foil pouch and set it on top of the chicken and rice. It steamed perfectly, and it was one less dish to wash!

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