February 15, 2012

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Pin It

Ok, I will admit I am not a huge crock pot girl!
I know a lot of women love this gadget in their kitchen,
and I do too, but
I just do not use a crock pot very often.
Well, I was on Pinterest (no way) and have recently seen a lot of pins for crock pot chicken tacos.
I know this is nothing new but I have actually
never tried this before!
Shocking isn’t it, so off to the store I go!
Most recipes I have seen only have a few ingredients: a jar of your favorite hot sauce, juice of a lemon, maybe a package of taco seasoning, and 4 chicken boneless chicken breast.
Easy, right?
Well of course when I get to the store they are OUT of my
favorite hot sauce, so what was I to do!
Hello! Grab fresh ingredients to make my own; I can do this!
The outcome was the most delicious, tender, shredded taco meat I have ever made. I think these may be fool proof!

Shredded Chicken Tacos

How I made the hot sauce for the chicken:

5 roma tomatoes (peeled)
2 garlic cloves minced
1 TBS jalapeno seeded and finely minced
1/2 sweet onion finely chopped
handful of chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
4 TBS of fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
a few turns of fresh ground pepper

2 TBS vegetable oil
1 can of mild Rotel
1 TBS honey

Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times until you reach your desired consistency.
You can also use a blender.

Add 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast to the crock pot and pour the hot sauce over the chicken. Cook on high for 4 hours and you will have amazingly tender chicken taco meat!
I am sold :)
Definitely making shredded chicken tacos again!
Don’t forget to pack your taco with all those nutritious, yummy toppings: shredded lettuce, sour cream, black olives, avocados, tomatoes, shredded cheese, or whatever your taco desires!

A fun tip!
Put sour cream in a baggie, zip close, and cut a small hole in the corner for a evenly spread of sour cream.

sour cream in baggie


  1. I love my crock pot too but I too don't take advantage of it often enough! Wanted to let you know that I featured you Kale chips on my healthy link up Thursdays. Those were delish! Please feel free to continue to link up your awesome recipes you try out!



    You just made a pregnant lady swoon. I'm for reals ready to pack up this lap top and cart my booty to the g-store! I LOVE this recipe! I'm going to make it tonight and share it with my readers bc I already know it's going to be banging.

    Found you via Mom2MemphisandRuby's Linky Link Up and I stalked your blog and love it! I'm following you across the board!

  3. Great crockpot recipe - I'm not a big crockpot user either, but this I would try. Found you through the Linky Followers Blog Hop, and am now your newest follower.

  4. Blog Hopping--I've followed you via Linky Followers. Would love if you followed me back.

    Jeneen @ Suzie HomeCaker

  5. THese look so yummy! Thanks so much for join in the linky followers fest! So happy to have you!

  6. Looks Delish!!
    Found you on www.itssoverycheri.com's Linky Followers Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, I'd love for you to follow back!

    Thanks so much and Have a Wonderful Evening!
    Aledia @ http://plumperfect.blogspot.com

  7. this looks and sounds fabulous!!!

  8. This looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing at our Shine on Friday party.
    I'm also your newest linky follower:)

  9. i like that photos. definitely have to try it!

  10. I love this, I just pinned it. I love my crock pot but I seem not to use it as much as I should. Yes, I am trying this, it looks yummy!
    I just found you on the linky followers blog hop and now I am looking forward to following you:) Please hop over and check out my blog and follow back.

    My Turn (for us)


    Thanks, I enjoyed the visit!

  11. Hi I am now following you and found you on the linky follower hop! I invite you to follow me over at Hibiscus House, I would love to have you. I can tell I am going to enjoy your posts. This post is making me very hungry..I have to try this.

  12. Love this chicken taco recipe!!! My crockpot is my BFF these days...super busy mama! :) Thanks for stopping by Amee's Savory Dish. I am happy to find your blog, too! :)

  13. Yum! Great idea with this! I was thinking maybe enchiladas would work too!

  14. Delicious!! I make this sometimes, but I definitely use the jarred salsa. I'm way too lazy in the kitchen! :)

    Thanks SO much for linking up!

  15. I want to try this! Thanks for linking up. Can't wait to see what you have this week :)

  16. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing it with Six Sister's Stuff Link Party. We hope to see you back next Saturday!
    -The Sisters

  17. OK, these look too good! Pinning! I will definitely be trying them. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...