Monday, April 25, 2011

Basic Pizza Crust

1 Tbsp yeast

1 cup hot water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
2 1/2 - 3 cups flour

Dissolve yeast with water, sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients and mix together. I usually let the dough rise for about 20 minutes for a lighter crust. This dough can also be rolled out immediately, if you are in a hurry. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes.

Chicken Lime Tacos

This recipe comes courtesy of my sister-in-law Christy!

1 1/2 lbs chicken breast
1 Tbsp chili powder
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 can corn
1 can black beans
1-1/2 cups chunky salsa (I use my own canned salsa)
Taco Seasoning, to taste.

Place chicken in crockpot, mix together lime juice and chili powder and pour over chicken. Cook chicken for 5-6 hours on low. Remove chicken, shred and return to crockpot with the juices. Add corn, beans and salsa and enough taco seasoning to give it a bit more kick. Add more salsa if mixture appears a little dry. Stir and cook for 30 minutes on low or until heated through.

I serve this mixture with tacos, nachos, salads and quesadillas.