Monday, September 22, 2014

First of Fall Crockpot Chicken Tacos

These tacos only have 4 easy ingredients, and they are easy to make in the crock pot, or in the oven in only a few hours. Dump everything in and let them simmer all afternoon. Then fry up some tortillas, and dinner is served!

I have always loved Tacos. Even as a very picky child, I would always eat my mom's homemade tacos. But it wasn't until I was married that I really got a few good recipes from friends for a good taco filling. 

Sherry was my favorite newlywed friend. We both had only 2 kids and we hung out as stay-at-home moms together, going to the park or shopping at the mall. She has since moved to Northern California and I to Utah, but once upon a time we were very good buds. 

She used to invite us over for dinner and she was an excellent, gourmet cook. She taught me to put a packet of taco seasoning in with a small jar of green chili salsa to my ground beef. It was so easy but soooo good! 
Crockpot Chicken Tacos....easy and very yummy!

This is the way I like my Crockpot Chicken Tacos.....with corn tortillas and cilantro along with traditional toppings.
Well, now I've tried lots of other taco recipes, and this chicken taco recipe is super duper easy and kind of cooking.  Here is the recipe.....I hope you like it too! 

 Chicken Tacos using flour tortillas and some avocado, sour cream and peppers for toppings..... My hub's favorite. 

 Crockpot Chicken Tacos Ingredients 
1 envelope of Taco Seasoning
5 to 6 pieces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 16-ounce jar Salsa 

1 small can green chiles (diced up)

Dump everything into a crock pot no water needed. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork. It is even better as leftovers the next day. Sometimes when I don't have all day I just put it in an oven baking dish on 350 for 3 hours in the oven and it's pretty ready to shred by then. 

Use your favorite taco seasoning packet and salsa brand for these.  I just used generic salsa and it was wonderful. I have heard that Paul Newman's Own salsa is great for these tacos too. Maybe Mango Salsa if you want to try a sweeter taco mix? 

The main ingredients for Chicken Tacos in a crockpot are 4 simple ones; chicken, salsa, a taco seasoning packet and green chiles. That's pretty much it! Dump them all in a crockpot and wait for the magic!! 

I try to find the diced green chiles in the can, but these were on sale for 50 cents, so who minds chopping a little to save a lot. These can cost up to $2.00 a can! What a savings I scored! 

2 seconds to chop them up. It's kind of fun anyway. I feel like a real chef with my chef's knife! Top it with lettuce, cilantro, tomato, avocado, sour cream and cheese. They are delicious, messy and yummy. 

Here is THE BEFORE  PICTURE  of Crockpot Chicken Tacos.

 Here is the AFTER PICTURES of Crockpot Chicken Tacos topped with avocado and sour cream, cilantro and red peppers, or whatever your favorite toppings are!
The hubs likes flour tortillas and lots of avocado so here is his taco. It's pretty massive I'd say. He likes them that way. Nice and sloppy. Messy eating means good eating, I always say! 
With the leftovers you can do a Tortilla Soup! You can check out my very favorite recipe HERE or add some rice or black beans and make some EASY PEASY chicken Navajo Tacos or Burritos too! Crockpot Chicken is great for the first day of FALL! So Yummy too! Try it tonight! 

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