Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's For Dinner Wednesday: Shredded Chicken Tacos

Y'all, this recipe is so easy and simple I'm almost embarrassed to post it. But then again, doesn't everyone have days when you just need something super easy and simple?! If you're shaking your head no, why don't you take me out for a glass of wine to discuss your secrets? P.S. You're paying.

So for all the normal busy people out there, here's my recipe for shredded chicken tacos. I've seen several versions of this floating around Pinterest that don't include onions but, in my humble opinion, crockpot recipes either need to have one of the following: 1) a bed of vegetables sitting underneath the meat you are cooking (e.g. whole chicken or pot roast); or, 2) plenty of liquid (e.g. soups and stews). Trust my dried out nothings of dinners past to know this to be true!

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Chicken breast tenders
Taco seasoning (1 package or DIY here)
16 oz. jar of MILD salsa (I use Ranchero or something similarly very tomato-y)
1 onion

Garnish: Green onion, avocado, cilantro

  1. Cut onion into large chunks and spread on the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Place chicken breast tenders on top of the onion.
  3. Sprinkle with taco seasoning (enough to cover).
  4. Pour entire jar of salsa over the chicken.
  5. Cook on low setting for 6 hours.
  6. Shred chicken, assemble tacos and garnish with your choice of toppings. 
Yeah, it's that easy. This recipe comes out mild enough that I can use the chicken to stuff a quesadilla or taco for the kids. We pump up the spice factor with some Cholula or other hot sauce. For all of my Texas people, have you tried HEB's "That Green Sauce" in HOT? Amazing and really spicy!

I promise to take a better picture next time! I promise it's good…)

1 comment:

  1. Wow this looks so good, delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe.