Healthy Fiesta Chicken Recipe ​+​ ​Crock-Pot®​ ​Pressure Cooker Giveaway!

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This is the time of year where things get verrrrry busy. With gift guides and holiday content I start posting twice a day during the week (and on weekends!) and at the same time, my events calendar/social life also starts to ramp up. In the past, that has lead to some pretty unhealthy habits. (Think: making a “dinner” out of passed hors d’oeuvres, late night slices of pizza, or even worse: skipping meals altogether). If I’ve learned anything, it’s that it is so important to be prepared. For me, that means making healthy, protein and veggie-packed recipes once or twice a week so that I always have something healthy and delicious on hand.

For that reason, I love, love, love my Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker. Full disclosure: this is a sponsored post, but I have used and loved my crock-pot for years before ever working with the brand. It was the best $80 I ever spent. (Remember this post for slow-cooker bacon jam? Such a good holiday gift to make/bring to parties.) Whether you have a big family that you cook dinner for every night or live with your significant other/are a single girl living alone and like to make something big to eat for a couple days, it is the BEST.  You spend twenty minutes or so preparing the recipe (in the morning, or even the night before) set it up, and leave it. Then, anywhere from 2-4 (if you’re cooking on high) or 7-9 (if you’re cooking on low) hours later, you have something warm, amazing, and delicious… ready to eat. Today I am sharing a really yummy recipe for Fiesta Chicken (you can eat it alone or serve it with tortillas fajita style), but at the bottom of the post I’ve linked a few more favorites!

What I personally love best about my Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker (especially as a small space dweller) is that it combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté/browning, along with 8 built-in preset buttons that effortlessly cook a variety of great tasting meals. So this one device can do SO MUCH.  It can make soup. It can make rice… it can even make a whole loaf of bread, in under an hour!

Annnnnd I am so excited to give one of you your very own Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker. Just scroll to the bottom of this post to enter!

Fiesta Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe (adapted from here)

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • 1 large onion – peeled + chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves – peeled and chopped
  • 1 green pepper – cored + chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper – finely sliced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano

Press BROWN/SAUTÉ, set temperature to HIGH, and then press START/STOP. Allow Multi-Cooker to preheat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add half of the oil to Cooking Pot. Brown chicken, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes or until well browned. Transfer to plate.

Add remaining oil to Cooking Pot; add vegetables. Sauté, stirring, for 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften. Press START/STOP.

Return chicken to Cooking Pot and add canned tomatoes. Secure the lid. Make sure Steam Release Valve is in the “Release” (open) position. Select SLOW COOK, set temperature to LOW, and adjust time to 30 minutes. Press START/STOP.

The Crock-Pot Brand®  website is PACKED with recipes. I like that you can filter by main ingredient, or by meal/dish type. Here are few other favorites:

  • Roasted Herb Chicken with Lemon (a classic, + you can make and eat for a few days. For lunch, serve over salad.. for dinners just cook up some veggies + potatoes!)
  • Championship Chili (so good, especially if you’re having friends over for a cozy movie night / to watch the game)
  • Italian Chicken or Beef (another classic – it’s always delicious but also, healthy and still comforting!)
  • These Meatballs (leave out the breadcrumbs for a low carb option)

Beef Stew (the most comforting of comfort foods when it’s cold!)

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  1. I want my own pressure cooker too! It sounds super convenient! 🙂

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  2. Anne says 12.20.17

    Ooh I’ve seen so many pressure cooker recipes lately that I’ve wanted to try – I had no idea Crock-Pot had a version of this… I do love my Crock-Pot for ease of getting dinner on the table, but somehow I always have frozen ingredients that I forget to thaw, or I forget to start the thing. I like the last-minute possibilities of the pressure cooker!

  3. Rebecca says 12.20.17

    I’ve been hemming and hawing over buying a Crockpot, and this post is my motivation to finally go out and purchase it! I know I’ll enjoy it in the long run

  4. Jessica says 12.20.17

    We were just talking about these last night! I’m still baffled by how quickly it can cook food. (Witchcraft, I tell ya! 😉 ) There’s a goulash recipe from a local restaurant I’m dying to recreate.

  5. Erika says 12.20.17

    Have been thinking about investing in a Crock Pot for quite some time – no time like the present! I’m headed off to law school in the fall & this would be perfect for making dinners before class and enjoying them after 🙂 So many pinned recipes would finally get used.

  6. Angela says 12.20.17

    I have a crockpot, but not the pressure cooker kind. This looks so neat! I keep seeing great recipes using this type of device, I really need to buy one.

  7. Maureen says 12.20.17

    I’d make so many soups this winter!

  8. Nicole says 12.20.17

    I bought this for myself as a birthday gift recently (LOL) and I love it! It’s often on sale for $50 – $60 on Amazon 🙂

  9. HS says 12.20.17

    I would like to make Italian Chicken.

  10. Emily says 12.20.17

    Hooray for single girls cooking big batches of healthy stuff! I’d make a veggie chili.

  11. Wendy says 12.20.17

    I hate cooking, so the crock pot is a lifesaver! I need to make a batch of chili for post holiday lunches

  12. Tracy says 12.20.17

    Apple cider French onion soup!

  13. Olivia Ehmann says 12.20.17

    I’m dying to get one, I only have an older regular crockpot. I think the beef stew recipe looks great!

  14. Natali says 12.20.17

    Mmmm, looks and sounds so comforting and delicious! Thank you for sharing this !

  15. Jill says 12.20.17

    I have a simple, bare-bones Crock-Pot at home, but I think it’s time to upgrade to this one! Love all the cooking options this one offers. Really into cooking soups and stews and chili is one of my favorites during the colder months.

  16. Sara T says 12.20.17

    Chili and stews! But i’ve never tried a pressure cooker so i’d be excited to try out that function for even quicker delicious meals!

  17. Cy says 12.20.17

    I’ve been really wrestling with whether I want to purchase one of these or not( valuable kitchen real estate!) do you know if there are any major differences with the Crockpot versus the Instapot?

  18. Sarah Morgan says 12.20.17

    Crockpots are my jam, especially in the winter! I love a good chili or my husband LOVES pot roast (which i literally have made once…last Christmas…). I love the idea of not having to wait 8 hours to have something crock pot-ish for dinner.

  19. Denise Atwood says 12.20.17

    bring your crock pot home and make us that over Christmas!!! xox Mom

  20. JANICE says 12.20.17

    I would love to have one of these cookers. I have a digital 7 quart crock pot but want one like this. Oh please let me win. I can’t afford to go out and buy one right now. Would be a wonderful Christmas present for me.
    Thank You.

  21. Kim Pincombe-Cole says 12.20.17

    I’ve seen so many people make chili in their one pots- that’s the first thing I’d make! Yummm!!

  22. Adelle Davis says 12.20.17

    I would make a roast! It reminds me of coming home from church and sitting down at the table to eat.

  23. Clare says 12.20.17

    I have a tiny crockpot I use for queso, but would love a bigger one to cook meat in!

  24. Rebecca W. says 12.20.17

    I would definitely make Chili.

  25. Marisa says 12.20.17

    Would use this every night!

  26. Jessica Mcfarlin says 12.20.17

    I would make a buffalo dip for the Super Bowl!

  27. Jennifer says 12.20.17

    This reminds me of another appliance that everyone raves about!

  28. Bec says 12.20.17

    My crockpot just died so this is perfect! My parents gave it to me from their kitchen and it was ancient so I can attest they last forever. I’ve been looking into the instant pot which apparently has a cult following so I’m excited to check this one out. I would definitely make Detox Lentil Soup or Chili!

  29. Lauren says 12.20.17

    So practical!

  30. Lydia Baucum says 12.20.17

    I’m always seeing posts for really yummy recipes. I’d go with something that warms me up, whether that’s something savory or sweet!

  31. Amber says 12.20.17

    I would absolutely love to try this recipe of yours! I also would love to try a quinoa and chicken and root vegetable dish in this shiny new baby! Thanks so much 🙂

  32. Lara says 12.20.17

    I would make a pork roast in Adobe sauce for a tamale bake. Amazing!

  33. Susan says 12.21.17

    Pot roast, yum!

  34. Annette says 12.21.17

    The first thing I’d make is Beef Stew.

  35. Dianne hall says 12.21.17

    A stew would be good!

  36. Liz D says 12.21.17

    The fiesta chicken looks delicious- I need to try it ASAP!

  37. Emily Rose says 12.21.17

    I love my Crock Pot but a combo pressure cooker sounds amazing! And the recipes you posted look delicious! 🙂

  38. Heather S says 12.21.17

    I would make my Grandmother’s chili

  39. DealinDiva says 12.21.17

    I would love to make a mississippi pot roast.

  40. Lindsay says 12.21.17

    My sister just got one of these and loves it. If I won, I would use it to try making some yogurt!

  41. Kenny hall says 12.22.17

    Turkey chili!

  42. Elizabeth says 12.22.17

    I want to make stew in here!

  43. Deborah Wybou says 12.22.17

    fiesta chicken

  44. Andrea Gomes says 12.22.17

    Probably a korean beef dish!! love making fun foods in crock pot products. Thanks!

  45. Rebecca says 12.22.17

    The bacon jam sounds incredible! But first I’d make stock, but call it bone broth to make it sound more expensive.

  46. Jessica says 12.22.17

    I’d make a CrockPot breakfast dish! (biscuits, or oatmeal!)

  47. MaryAnne JK says 12.22.17

    I would love to see how my carne guisada would come out! My husband is dominican/irish and his mom had taught me how to make carne guisada. She had a real pressure cooker, but somehow, in all of our moves, it was lost. I haven’t been able to recreate this awesome family recipe since :/

  48. Ellie Wright says 12.22.17

    I would make a green chili pork stew.

  49. Cathy says 12.22.17

    This Fiesta Chicken sounds delicious!

  50. Connie Mantei says 12.22.17

    I would really like to have one of these!

  51. Maria says 12.22.17

    I need one of this!! It’s so versatile!

  52. Jill H says 12.22.17

    I would probably make a chili first if I win, but would love to try making bread in it.

  53. Mikeline Skibsted says 12.22.17

    I have always had a fear of pressure cookers. This looks exactly what I need! Love it!

  54. jberry says 12.22.17

    I’d love to make a big batch of beef short ribs.

  55. Alina says 12.22.17

    I’d make my grandma’s beef stew recipe. It’s loved by everyone in the family.

  56. Stafford says 12.22.17

    First thing I’d make would be potato soup with bacon.

  57. Sean C says 12.22.17

    I would love to use it and make Turkey Chili.

  58. Emma says 12.22.17

    I’d be making something with dried beans for sure as I am vegetarian! Probably a chili of some sort now that winter has finally descended upon us.

  59. Shirley says 12.22.17

    I would try the above chicken pot recipe cause it looks so tempting!I always wanted to try one but I couldn’t get s chance.I would love to experiment with it and try new recipes

  60. Martha says 12.22.17

    Omaha steak anything!

  61. Carolyn says 12.22.17

    I would make a garlic, onion, and beef dish with lots of root vegetables to serve with crusty bread.

  62. Michele C says 12.22.17

    I love to make shredded beef barbacoa for burritos in a crock pot.

  63. Heather Swanson says 12.22.17

    I would make lentil soup.

  64. Kesha says 12.22.17

    I love collards in the pressure cooker. They are so tender. That is the first thing I would make !

  65. Nora Charles says 12.22.17

    There are so many recipes I’d love to try with this Crock-Pot. One I would love to perfect is a tasty beef stew. This is the perfect weather to try out different recipes to find the best one, especially with this amazing Crock-Pot.

  66. Regina says 12.22.17

    I’ll try the fiesta chicken and make some chili!

  67. Callie Fleece says 12.23.17

    I’ve found that my current crockpot doesn’t really cook things evenly/well so I never use it! I have friends, though, who swear by theirs! I’d love to make some chicken chili, chicken tortillia soup, or spinach and artichoke dip.

  68. Elle says 12.23.17

    I would love to make a mild chili.

  69. Lindsay A. says 12.24.17

    The first thing I’d love to make would be something with a vegetarian Mexican theme!

  70. Susan Christy says 12.26.17

    I’d make a meatloaf. I love it, but it takes too long to bake!

  71. L.Myers says 12.26.17

    Would love to enter to give this to my daughter who has just started working after college,
    and would so benefit from a Crock Pot. She loves to cook and it would be fun for her
    to use this to entertain too. Happy New Year!!

  72. Alison Z. says 12.26.17

    I’m planning to try and cook more — and cook healthier — in the New Year, so I’d love to try and make healthy soups and stews this winter. Would love to test out a crock pot!

  73. Sam says 12.26.17

    I would make healthy vegetable soup 🙂

  74. Melissa Storms says 12.27.17

    I would love to make chicken soup from scratch with it.