Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Hey everyone! I know it has been a while since my last post (sorry), I have been in Upstate NY for the past week ... such a beautiful place! As much as I love vacation , I really missed being home and really miss home-cooked meals!

After a long vacation and trying to get settled back in, I decided to make a quick meal: Crock Pot Chicken Tacos. This is probably one of the easiest meals to whip up and the flavor is out of this world amazing! 


Crock Pot Chicken Tacos


4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 (16 oz) jar salsa
flour tortillas

Topping Suggestions - use as many or as few as you'd like

red onions, diced
tomatoes, diced
avocado slices
non-fat Greek yogurt (better than sour cream)
fresh cilantro
fresh lime wedges
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa - click HERE for the recipe (very easy to make)


In a small dish, mix all of the seasonings. 

Next, pour the salsa and seasonsing into the crock pot and stir until mixed thoroughly.  

Place the chicken breasts into the crock pot and mix everything together until the chicken breasts are evenly covered in seasonings and salsa.

Cover and cook on low until the chicken is fork-tender and shreds easily, about 6 hours. Or alternatively, cook on high for 4 hours.

Using two forks, shred the chicken in the crock pot. (side-note: I removed the salsa for photo purposes only, it is not necessary to remove it).

To serve, heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide chicken evenly among tortillas; top each tortilla with desired toppings.

You can serve the tacos with the toppings directly in the tortilla or on the side, it is up to you!

Listening to: Zee Avi - First of the Gang to Die

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  1. I love that you can put this in a crock pot! Also, i've never pulled apart chicken before, so your tip is super helpful! thx!

  2. I love how you are subsituting sourcream for greek yogurt. Thanks for making it heathy, you taught me something new today!

    1. Greek yogurt is high in protein, low in calories and has 0g of fat! Plain Greek yogurt tastes EXACTLY like sour cream (if not better) without the guilt!