Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS - ANOTHER VIDEO RECIPE SUCCESS!




SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 What's your feeling about slow cookers?

Would you say......

A. I'd give up my refrigerator before I'd part with my slow cooker.

B. When they're good, they're very, very good, and when they're bad, they're horrid  
 
C. No thanks, slow-cooking is literally a crock of s - - -.   

 Me? I'd have to answer B.
I know that many of you are crock-addicts,
but many of the slow-cooker recipes I've tried have been disappointing.
In fact, some of them have been downright frightful. 

That's why I am so happy to have discovered this chicken taco recipe.
It adds another really good recipe to my slow-cooking repertoire.
Honestly, I'd love nothing more than to become crock-pot dependent,
and cook the majority of our meals this way.
I'm mean, what's not to like about throwing food into a pot that can be ignored for hours?
I'll take shopping over sautéing any day.
  
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


I tried this recipe on the recommendation of a Facebook friend
She shared a Buzzfeed recipe video, which you can watch here -- it's only 55 seconds.
(Are you addicted to those videos like I am?) 

The recipe was super-easy, and involved only five ingredients (plus salt and pepper).
 I had most of them on hand, so I was able to get the chicken into the crockpot by 2:00pm, 
meaning dinner would be on the table by 6:00pm.
Best of all, I had four hours to do something other than cook :)

Oh, wait, I lied. 
The best Best BEST part was that this recipe makes a lot of shredded chicken.
I was able to freeze half of it for another meal. 
Yay! Another night of no cooking!


SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS
(Recipe via Buzzfeed)

16 oz. salsa
Juice of 2 limes
1 package taco seasoning (I used 1/2 packet of Trader Joe's -- we don't like it too spicy)
3 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
3 pounds chicken breasts (I used boneless thighs)
Salt and pepper

In the slow cooker, mix salsa, lime juice, taco seasoning and cilantro. 
Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then mix it into the sauce.
Cover and cook on high for four hours, or on low for 7-8 hours.
Remove the chicken, shred with two forks, and return to the slow cooker, and stir. 

Serve on soft or hard taco shells, with rice (if desired).
Garnish with toppings of your choice, such as salsa, guacamole and shredded cheese. 


Freeze leftovers in an airtight bag for up to six months.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos got three thumbs up from my family.
Oh, and one paw, since Sadie got to taste a little bit that dropped onto the floor.

These tacos are so good, you'll be doing the salsa in the end zone of your kitchen.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Other video success recipes you may like:


Chicken Teriyaki | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes






Rosemary and Fig Chicken | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes







11 comments:

  1. Thanks for this recipe! Sounds good to me and I pick B also....it is hit or miss. I made BBQ ribs last night in the oven and my husband said he'd like to have them in the crock pot....what??!! Okay, I will be placing these chicken tacos in front of him and hopefully they are a thumbs up here too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am choice B too and chicken for tacos is literally one of two things I make in my crockpot!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am definitely choice B as well. Crock pots are a great time saver but certain recipes, well, let's just say they don't come out looking too appetizing ;).

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like my crock pot, but then I don't have a stove, as you know. I'm not very adventurous, so I tend to cook the same things over and over. Maybe I just don't like to be disappointed!
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love a slow cooker, too, Amy. This sounds like a great feast!!! We don't like too spicy either---well, except for one son that eats jalapenos for a snack. lol I am saving this recipe. xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  6. B is my answer and I am so going to try your recipe, Yum.
    xoxo,
    Vera

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love my slow-cooker - even the funny big thing that they call a slow cooker (griller, frier, etc - a miracle machine of sorts) here in Greece. The recipe looks terrific if only they sold those handy dandy spice packets here. Guess I could improvise with chili powder and other spices. . .will have to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I don't have a slow ccoker, but the recipe looks yummy, so I'm sure I can try it in my dutch oven.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Amy, I love slow cooker recipes and this one looks like a winner.
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  10. I don't use my slow cooker often enough, but I want to make this!

    ReplyDelete
  11. YUM! This sounds amazing! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    ReplyDelete