March 21st, 2014

Slow-Cooker Mexicali Chicken

Slow-Cooker Mexicali Chicken

Last fall my husband and I rented a cottage on a beautiful farm in northern California for two weeks.  The cottage didn’t have a full kitchen, so I brought along my slow-cooker and a few recipes, including this one for Mexicali Chicken.  It called for 1/2 cup of ketchup, and when we went to the grocery store to get the ingredients, I was looking for a small bottle of ketchup.  That’s when I noticed this Heinz Hot & Spicy Tomato Ketchup sitting on the shelf.  I had never seen it before because I usually buy my ketchup in big bottles at Costco.  Anyway, since I was going to be using it in a Mexican dish, I thought I would give it a try.  Once we got back to the cottage, I looked at the tiny refrigerator which was completely packed with our food for the week, and I realized there wasn’t room for that bottle of ketchup.  Not wanting to waste it, I decided to add the entire bottle to the Mexicali Chicken rather than just 1/2 cup.  Wow!  What a great surprise!  It was wonderfully spicy and delicious.  I just love it when I improve a recipe by accident!

So when I got ready to photograph this recipe, I discovered that my grocery store here at home doesn’t carry the Heinz Hot & Spicy Ketchup, but they do carry this spicy ketchup made with habanero peppers, and it was also good.  The brand isn’t important.  Just look for some kind of hot & spicy ketchup.  Then you’ll mix that with some salsa to make a really good sauce for the chicken to cook in.

When you’re cookin’ DINNER, make sure it’s a WINNER!

Slow-Cooker Mexicali Chicken

Posted under Main Dishes, Mexican

2 Responses to “Slow-Cooker Mexicali Chicken”

  1. Just throwing this out there but usually condiments are the one thing we never buy at Costco, usually the grocery store sale prices are way better! (On ketchup and mustard especially).

  2. Thanks for the tip, Adetia. I guess I’ve just been assuming that Costco has better prices since you are buying in bulk.


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