Inside BruCrew Life partnered with Ninja Kitchens to provide you with this giveaway and a recipe for Chicken Enchiladas.
How many of you use your slow cookers all year round? I wish I could say my hand was up with all of you. No, I tend to only pull mine out during the winter months. But really the summer is the time I should be using it the most. On hot summer days when I know we are going to be spending the day at the pool, I need to be better at putting a meal in that morning. Because when I get home from the pool, the only thing I feel like making is cereal and milk.
I was very excited to get the chance to review the Ninja Cooking System. Now this is where you need to get very excited…one of you is going to win one of these bad boys to review. Make sure you scroll down to enter this great giveaway.
Let’s talk about this cooker and how extremely cool it is. It roasts. It slow cooks. It steams. It sears. It BAKES! Yes, you read that right. This cooker bakes too…it came with the cutest little muffin pan that goes inside it. I am totally stoked to make baby muffins in this machine. Oh, and the inside of the cooker is non stick, so whatever you choose to make in it will wipe clean in a hurry.
Today’s recipe is for Chicken Enchiladas. I bought a whole chicken with every intention of slow cooking it, but then I forgot to put it in that afternoon. Imagine that…me, forget about real food. Not a shocker is it? I was probably too busy thinking of things like Reese’s Rocky Road Brownies or Banana Split Cheesecake.
So at about 10 pm that night, I remember that I need to cook the chicken, so we can have a real dinner the next night. At this time of night I didn’t want to be up for 3-4 hours waiting on a slow cooker. That’s what is so great about this cooker…I can choose which option I want to use to cook the meat. I put the chicken in the pan and seasoned it before turning on the oven feature. After about an hour and 15 minutes, my house was filled with the smell of cooked chicken. And my kitchen was still cool, even though it was hot outside.
I pulled the meat off the bones, and placed it in my mixer to shred the meat. Have you tried doing that before? It’s a fun little trick I saw on pinterest, and I love it. Your mixer does all the work of shredding for you…just make sure the meat is still hot. It works best that way. You will use half the chicken for these enchiladas and then I have another recipe for you to use the other half later this week
Dinner prep the next day was so easy because my chicken was already cooked and shredded. All I had to do was mix the chicken and veggies and make the green sauce that goes over the enchiladas. The sauce is another easy thing to make. Everything gets put in the blender. As I was watching the sauce mix, I realized I was also using my Ninja blender to whip up the green sauce. We are definitely becoming quite the Ninja loving family. No they did not pay me to promote them. I just really love their products.
I also love that the sauce matches my kitchen walls. Nice.
I have been wanting to try out this enchilada recipe for a while. I found it in a Bible study book that I had been reading, and with just a few adaptations it is definitely one that we will be making again and again.
The chicken and veggie filling is simple but delicious. I did add some extra veggies to make it a little bit more filling. The original recipe also called for sour cream in the sauce, but I wanted to lighten it up some, so I used greek yogurt instead.
My family gave these the thumbs up. Now I need to find some more meals this easy to make. I am really starting to get used to this whole prepare dinner thing.
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*Ninja Kitchen provided Inside BruCrew Life with a cooking system to review. No other payment was received. All opinions are 100% my own.