Friday, May 3, 2013

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner.  Tacos are a family favorite so I had to make these in celebration. The best part for me is after throwing it all into the slow cooker, I just left it and forgot about it until it was almost time to eat.  My kids couldn't resist the chicken taco filling and the fun crunchy taco shells and fixings.  If you put these out and you will have a party for sure. Ole'!

Ingredients for slow cooker:
3lb boneless chicken (white or dark meat)
1-2 adobe chilies with some of the sauce from the can
2-3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion sliced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup water
1 Tbs ground cumin
salt and black pepper
2 cups prepared jar salsa
1 can blacked beans drained
1 cup frozen corn

Fixings for Tacos:
Heated tortillas or hard shell tacos
sour cream


Place all ingredients except for black beans and corn into slow cooker.  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8.  In the last hour of cooking add corn and black beans. Remove chicken from crockpot and shred with two forks.  Put the chicken back into crock pot and mix with cooked ingredients.  Serve with tortillas or hard tacos and taco fixings.

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  1. I love making slow cooker chicken for tacos. It makes me feel like I am at a Mexican restaurant. Love everything you threw in there!

  2. Looks adorable and yummy taco'ssound flavorful taco,I can have all three on the plate or more :)

  3. I love anything that involves a crock pot, makes my life so much easier! haha can't wait to try this :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. yum! Happy Cinco de mayo!! next time I do crockpot tacos I think I may throw a few chipotle chiles in for a kick!

  5. Love any Mexican dish that involves the crock pot! Pinning for later!

  6. Happy dance. I'm pulling out the slow cooker right now!

  7. How smart are you! Ingredients for tacos just cooking away in the slow cooker. I am both shocked and awed. :D Forget cinco de mayo I'll be doing this all summer!

    Enjoy your weekend !


  8. Perfectly made dish.. Looks delicious and beautiful presentation..

  9. these look awesome....I admire u for always taking the time to stop by my space to share ur comments , even when i have missed commenting on ur previous 10 posts :-) but i do see them on fb n drool over them :-) Thanks a lot...u r a true friend!

  10. I'm happy to eat a taco anytime and these look delicious and a lot less effort by using the slow cooker.

  11. Oh wow those look amazing! Must be tasting double good cooked in the slow cooker =)

  12. I could definitely bite into a couple of these! We had black bean burritos last night and these would have made the perfect complement. Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. i am too tempted by slow cooker ,method,shld give it a try.looks so inviting.

  14. Oh, I want these, TOO!!! They look fantastic...and I know they taste amazing :)

  15. deliciously done and presented looks fabulous

  16. Time to dust off the slow cooker!

  17. Oh my gosh Ramona, these look like I'm going to eat 12 of them. Bottoms up.

  18. This sounds divine! I'm always on the look out for new ways to prepare chicken and this sounds great! Thanks for posting this.

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