I love Mexican food and I especially love Fresh Mex. There are a lot of places around here that serve just that and Costa Vida is one of them. I have eaten food there but always get the pork. Never had the chicken. I found this recipe over at Your Home Based Mom and had to try it. It was too easy not to. Not sure how it compares to Costa Vida Chicken but I loved it. It makes a lot too. I was able to get just over 2 meals with this recipe. We did tacos one time. Then I put the rest in the freezer for another night. With the leftovers, I made quesadillas one night for dinner (the chicken, fresh cilantro and cheese). Then I still have enough to make taco salads for a few times for my lunch. Love it. So easy and delicious. I also served the tacos and quesadillas with the Santa Barbara brand mango salsa from Costco. It goes really well with this chicken.
Costa Vida Chicken
- 1 (16 oz.) bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing (I used Kroger brand)
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 skinless, boneless chicken breast
Cook all together in a crock pot on high for 4 hours, shred meat and cook 1 additional hour. (This recipe makes a lot so you can do have or freeze the leftovers for another meal)