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.
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!
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.