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An Empty Track + Southwestern Chicken Recipe

Happy Tuesday!


Is it just me or did anyone else have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning yesterday? Maybe it was just because I was still tired from Saturday or the sky being grey. A few hours after I got to work, it started to pour. Although I prefer rainy days when I’m at home and can cuddle up to watch a movie, I’m glad it rained and brought cooler temperatures with lower humidity.

After work I quickly changed and got ready to run. I had 400 meter repeats on the agenda for my speed workout. There’s a high school not to far away from where I live to so I decided to drive there for my workout. I had the track to myself for the bulk of the workout which was nice!

When I got home I showered and stretched a little more. My knee bothered me a bit so I decided to ice it while researching something fun. Yes that is a bag of frozen strawberries, my ice pack isn’t very big and this was perfect. Unfortunately I can’t say what I was researching just yet because it’s a surprise for someone who reads the blog 😉

Finally we started to get hungry, so I threw some Spanish rice on the stove to cook while I shredded the chicken. Alex and I love to make rice bowls with crockpot chicken. Before work this morning I put southwestern chicken into the crockpot to cook on low while out for the day. If you like spicy chicken then you have to try this recipe!! It’s so good. I’ve made it so many times that I don’t even bother measuring the spices and just throw them in with chicken broth.

I spent the rest of the night reading on the couch. I finished “To Kill a Mockingbird” and really enjoyed it! Once that was done I started “Sharp Objects” before getting ready for bed.

Southwestern Chicken

What you’ll need

3-4 gloves of garlic, minced or pressed

1.5 lbs. (about 4) chicken breasts

1 tbsp. cumin

1 tsp. chipotle chili powder

1 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. crushed red pepper

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1 cup chicken broth


Place the garlic in the bottom of the bowl. Add chicken breasts on top.

Add all of the spices and chicken broth. Set to low for 7-8 hours.

Before serving, take two forks and shread the chicken on a plate.

**You can add a can of black beans and 1 cup of frozen or fresh corn in the last few minutes of cooking. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t but it’s delicious either way!**

Question of the day: What’s your favorite speed workout?

7 thoughts on “An Empty Track + Southwestern Chicken Recipe”

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I can’t wait to break out our many crockpots once the weather cools down! Way to go on your workout – I always keep a bag of frozen peas on hand for an ice pack 😉 Have a great day!


    1. You’re welcome! I know crockpots are typically used in the fall and winter but I can’t help but using it year round. Later on in the night I used frozen brocooli 🙂 It’s easier than dealing with ice in a bag that could leak. Have a good Tuesday!


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