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New Mexican food can be healthy, too Web Staff
March 22, 2018 01:32 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With the biscochitos, chile and tamales, many folks would probably say the food helps make New Mexico special. Yet those might not always be the best choice.


Rachael Mallory, the regional nutrition director at New Mexico Sports and Wellness, visited KOB Eyewitness News at Noon for a healthier option.

New Mexican Crockpot Chicken Tostadas


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 16 oz green chile
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 bell peppers, various colors, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 1 can no salt added sweet corn, drained
  • 1 can no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bag baked tortilla chip scoops


  1. Add chicken and green chile to a crockpot and cook on low for at least 4 hours.
  2. Shred chicken with a fork and add lime juice.
  3. Mix together black beans, corn, onions, and bell peppers.
  4. Place chip on the bottom, portion crockpot chile chicken on top. Add black bean mix on top of the chicken.
  • Serve with salsa and guacamole if desired.

Contact Rachael at (585) 208-1641 or rmallory@wellbridge.comShe can also be found on Instagram. She will have a cooking class Friday at 5 p.m. at the Highpoint Cafe. Cost is $20 per person.

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