Sunday, September 6, 2015

Try It Sunday: Chicken Tacos!

It's Sunday so that means I am playing along with Stacy Homemaker and her weekly Food Stars Link Up party! If you are looking for some fun new recipes to try I highly encourage you to visit her blog and see what the rest of us are cooking up.

This week I am making what is maybe my favorite meal as of late: chicken tacos in the crock pot! This is also probably the easiest recipe I have in my arsenal and it's so good to have as tacos but with the left overs you can have nachos for lunch the next day, use the chicken in a salad, use it in a lettuce wrap or in a pita pocket, it's so versatile even as leftovers.
 All you will need is:

  • One pack of chicken boobs
  • One pack of taco seasoning
  • One jar of salsa, whatever kind you like
  • Optional: black beans or corn if you want a little extra in your tacos
If you are short on time in the morning this is the recipe you need to have on your menu because it takes less than five minutes to make! All you have to do is place your chicken in the crock pot. Pour your salsa in as well as your taco seasoning, stir together so the salsa and seasoning are mixed but they also coat your chicken. If you want to add corn or beans to this, do that now but drain them! You don't want all of that extra juice all up in your chicken. 

Cook this on low in your crock pot for 6-8 hours. Once you get home and get everyone settled, take a couple of forks and shred your chicken. After you have it shredded, give it a good stir so all of your chicken has your salsa mixture on it. 

Serve your tacos however you like. Since Olivia has braces I pretty much only use the soft tortillas because it's easier for her. I took a picture of Jackson's taco, he only likes chicken and cheese because he's weird. But Matt's would have lettuce, sour cream, sometimes extra salsa and chopped raw onions. It's so delicious and it's so easy. It also heats up the next day really well!

Are you looking for more budget and kid friendly recipe ideas? Follow me on Bloglovin and join me again next Sunday. I'm going to be trying a Sweet & Sour Chicken Stir Fry. Shenanigans may ensue again, just like with my pasta salad.

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Unknown said...

I make these all the time. The kids don't really care for ground beef so I go with chicken. I add Doritos to the top of them to add some crunch. So yum!

Life Love & High Heels said...

I love chicken tacos!! I make homemade chipotle burritos. Not sure they're reallllly like the restaurant, but close enough and it's one of B's favorite meals! I might have to mix it up and make up a batch of this :)