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 Costa Vida 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.
- KRAFT ZESTY ITALIAN DRESSING (I USED KROGER BRAND)
- CHILI POWDER
- GARLIC CLOVES
- BONELESS CHICKEN BREAST
Costa Vida Chicken
Real Mom Kitchen
- 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)
This is the original photo from when this post was first posted in April 2010.