As much as I love to cook, there are some days when I wake up and the thought of making dinner after a long day sounds not-so-fun. Yesterday was one of those days. I quickly dismissed the idea of cooking and decided we’d go out to eat….nope. I quickly dismissed the idea of cooking and decided to order delivery….nope. I quickly dismissed the idea of cooking and knew the one thing that could remedy my feelings….my crockpot! I can’t say it enough, I think crockpots are amazing. You throw a bunch of stuff in there, turn it on, and arrive home to not only a delicious meal, but a place that smells awesome.
Crockpot Mexican Drumsticks
- 1 pack of drumsticks (I got a pack of organic, free-range at Trader Joe’s and was shocked at how cheap they were!). Breasts would work, too.
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 can organic diced tomatoes (I used Trader Joe’s fire roasted for an extra kick)
- 1/2 jar TJ’s Salsa Verde
- chili powder
- sea salt
- garlic powder
- Place onions along the bottom of your crockpot to make a ‘bed’ for the chicken. Save some to put on top, too.
- Lay drumsticks in the crockpot.
- Sprinkle each piece with the salt, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder.
- Place remainder of diced onion on top of chicken.
- Drain can of tomatoes and then pour on top of chicken.
- Pour 1/2, or a little more, of salsa verde on top.
- Put the lid on, set to Low 10 hrs and you’re good to go!
When we finally sat down to eat, the chicken was amazingly tender and moist. I had to use a spoon to scoop each leg out of the crockpot because the meat was falling right off the bone! This wasn’t super spicy, just had a nice kick. If you want more spice, add some cayenne pepper when you’re sprinkling seasonings or throw some Tabasco in during the prep process. I served the drumsticks with a simple Mexican-inspired side salad of shredded green cabbage, diced tomatoes, salsa, and homemade guacamole. Ole!
The Workout 7:30pm WOD at Patriot Crossfit
5-5-5 My sets were 75-85-95. My 3RM PR is 100 lbs., so I was happy with 95 lbs. I didn’t work to failure because my shoulders were super sore from Tuesday night.
AMRAP 10 Minutes
10 Ground to Overhead (55lbs)
20 Box Jumps (20″)
I did this workout as prescribed, wahoo! I got 5 rounds even. The first round I did power snatches for ground to overhead but was too tired when I got on my car the next time. I switched to clean and jerks, which allowed me to keep going even if it was a little slower.