February 27, 2014

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos




































Ohmygosh!  I'm finally bringing you this recipe!


This dish came about last year when Nicholas was feverishly finishing his last semester of school.  This left lots of nights and weekends where the Munchkin and I were just a two-some.  I always like to cook a nice healthy meal and usually they boy's play while I cook, but with no Nick I was trying too hard to multi-task.  I didn't realize it until one night the Munchkin said "you need to come in here and play with me or I'm giving you a time-out!".  Say whoa!  The kid was talking to me for sure.




I found a similar version of this recipe shortly after and modified it to fit our needs.  Dinner that can be made before breakfast is a great thing.  Thursday Night Crock Pot Chicken Tacos is now a tradition in our house.  By the time we get home dinner is already done and we are free to play all we want.

What's your favorite quick and easy dish?




































Here's the skivvy -

Ingredients:
1 large frozen chicken breast
1/2 jar of your favorite salsa
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4-1/2 tsp red cayenne pepper
Your favorite taco fixins (tortillas, cheese, sour cream onions, avocado, lettuce, more salsa, the possibilities are endless!)

How to:

Cover the bottom of your crock with the salsa.
Add in seasonings and stir.
Throw in your frozen chicken breast, flip it over once or twice to get it coated in salsa.
Add in your corn.
Put on the lid and set it to low for 6.5 hours.
Once it's done, use two forks to shred the chicken breast and stir it around with the salsa.
Serve the chicken in your taco carrying device as chosen by you.
Enjoy!

Notes:

This recipe is basically un-screw-up-able.  I used to do 2 chicken breasts but we never got through the left-overs, so one works for us.  If you add two to this mix it will work also.  My new crock pot has a nifty setting where once the time is done it automatically switches to warm.  If yours doesn't, just put it on for however long you'll be gone and you'll still be good (I've set it on low up to 8 hours).  My mom made this once with a green chili sauce and it was delicious.  I've added tomatillos, tomatoes, onion....like I said, unscrewupable, do what you like and it will be good.  Unless you add peanut butter or something, but hey, maybe that's your thing.


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3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Sarah! I saw your post, and we already had all the ingredients, so we decided to give it a try! So yummy! It is even good on chips with various other toppings! Glad you are doing well! Your blog is fun :)

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    1. Thanks Julie, I'm glad you liked them!

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  2. Last day in our local restaurant I ate Crock Pot Chicken Tacos. So much delicious..

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