Why? Why are tacos SO good. There’s just something so satisfying about picking up that warm tortilla stuffed with goodness and perform the delicate head tilt maneuver. Hard shell or soft shell? Franks? Sriracha? Tapatio? Guac? Oh, the boundless combinations are beautiful and we haven’t even arrived at the best part. The protein.
Ok, well, since we’re friends here. I’m going to admit that the margaritas are the best part. But we’ll get to that in just a second.
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Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
Pork, beef, tofu or even potatoes. Those other meats have had their day in the shell. Today, we’re talking about chicken. Juicy, tender, shredded, perfectly seasoned, chicken. And these crock pot chicken tacos are totally going to taste even better because all you need is two hours and a crock pot.
No really, watch it. (Sound on for good vibe music and possible chair dancing.)
Obsession. Chicken + Veggies + Spices + Minimal Effort. Total dream team. Not only will these crock pot chicken tacos make your taste buds do happy dances, but they’re real healthy too. Now, depending on your taco accoutrements, that may change. But we’re starting on the right track and that’s half the battle, right?
Tips for Tacos
If you’re not currently heating up your tortillas, do it. For gas stove users, you don’t even need a pan. Just a super low flame and a watchful eye. 20-30 seconds on each side and you have perfectly warmed tacos shells that can hold all the toppings you can manage. If electric is your stove style, a small nonstick pan (no spray or butter) will get the job done.
Refried beans are a tacos best friend. Have you ever experienced the dreaded soggy taco? To prevent mushy Crock Pot Chicken Taco catastrophe, spread a little refried bean on the tortilla before adding all your juicy ingredients.
Taco Party Must Haves
Tacos are good on their own, but they’re better when joined with all the fixings.
Guac lovers in the house? The avocado reaches guacamole nirvana is this Lobster Guacamole that’s sure to impress your friends and your taste buds. Follow up the guac with a bowl of Mexican Black Bean Soup.
If chicken isn’t your style, or maybe you believe two meats are better than one, try these San Diego style Carne Asada Tacos.
Don’t get caught with a super spicy bite or a mouthful of taco and nothing to wash it down! Try this delicious blend of sweet and spice in this Spicy Pineapple Margarita from FeastinThyme. Or get your fruit on with this fresh Melon-Basil Margarita. Salt, sugar, or no rim at all tequila and tacos are a perfect pairing.
C’mon and meet me at the taco bar, we can taco ’bout all your favorite taco things.
Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
Taco night just got even easier! Juicy, healthy, shredded chicken taco meat with peppers, onions, and the perfect blend of traditional spices made in the crock pot!
- 2 lbs chicken breast trimmed
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1 onion diced
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
Add diced peppers and onion to the crock pot. Layer chicken breast evenly on top of vegetables.
Sprinkle with seasoning. Add chicken stock. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
Using two forks or your hands, shred the chicken breast. Mix shredded chicken breast with the vegetables and juices remaining in the crock pot.