Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Soft Chicken Tacos

I don't know why I associate my slow cooker for cooler weather, but I do. I keep the slow cooker in my cabinet year-round (taking up valuable cabinet space), but it just never seems to come out during the warm summer months. We enjoy hot meals every day regardless of season but for some reason, crockpot meals only come out when the leaves turn orange, the air turns brisk, and cooler temperatures start settling in. We had a cool flow coming in this week, and with working out after work, crockpot meals are the my go-to cooking method.

I love its "I'll work while you work" mentality (who doesn't love coming home to a savory aroma in the kitchen and a meal ready and awaiting?), but finding good recipes a challenge. They include a lot of pre-packaged ingredients (I fall victim to the occasional cream of... soups, I admit) and I like to be able to control what goes into my meals. I saw this recipe and thought- healthy, light, and filling. Darin loves Mexican food so I thought it wouldn't hurt to try.

Lucky for us, the chicken cooked up tender and moist, and shredding was a breeze. We just customized our soft tacos with our toppings of choice and it took 10 minutes from kitchen to table. This is what a call an easy (and healthy) weeknight meal.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (I use 3 Tbsp of my homemade version)
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (or 16-oz of your favorite salsa)
  • (12) 6" white corn tortillas
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheese
  • Low-fat sour cream (optional)
  1. Line your slow cooker with a slow cooker liner
  2. Arrange the chicken at the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle the packet of taco seasoning.
  4. Dump your tomatoes (juice included) or salsa.
  5. Cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours (or high 4-5 hours).


Anonymous said...

I love using my crockpot,especially since the weather is finally getting cool. These looks fab!

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