February 15, 2012

Shredded Chicken Tacos

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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

17 comments:

  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!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  2. OHMYGOD

    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!

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  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.

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

    Thanks,
    Jeneen @ Suzie HomeCaker
    suziehc.blogspot.com

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

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  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

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  7. this looks and sounds fabulous!!!

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

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

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  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)

    http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com

    Thanks, I enjoyed the visit!

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  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.
    Sincerely,
    Dolly
    http://hibiscushouse1.blogspot.com/

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  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! :)

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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

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