With the warmer weather days get busier. When I’m busy I like to let my slow cooker cook dinner for me while I’m doing other things. One of our new favorite crock pot meals is Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos. With just five minutes of prep in the morning you can have dinner on the table when you get home.
Tacos are Mexican by heritage but you have to admit they have become a staple in the American diet. Tacos even have their own day of the week, you know, Taco Tuesday. Only who decided you could only eat Tacos on Tuesdays? Not me that’s for sure; I could eat Tacos every single day.
Making these Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos couldn’t be easier to make. Start by placing boneless, skinless chicken breast at the bottom of your crock pot. Next, sprinkle on a package of taco seasoning. Then add onion, garlic, salt and pepper. After the seasonings pour on two cans of black beans that have been drained and rinsed. Then add frozen corn and two cans of tomatoes and chilies. Then cover and cook on low for six hours. When the cooking time is complete remove chicken and cut or shred into bite size pieces. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir to combine.
Serve on soft taco shells and top with tomatoes, shredded cheese, fresh salsa, sour cream, chopped scallions, jalapeños, sliced avocado, or any other favorite taco toppings.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 3 cloves garlic minced or one teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup fresh onion or 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2 15 oz. cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 2 8 oz. cans tomatoes and chilies
- 10 ounces frozen corn
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional garnishes: tomatoes shredded cheese, fresh salsa,
- sour cream chopped scallions, jalapeños, sliced avocado, or any
- other favorite taco topping
Place chicken breasts at the bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle
taco seasoning over the chicken. Add onion, garlic, salt and
pepper. Pour on black beans, corn, tomatoes and chilies. Stir
everything together leaving the chicken in the bottom of the bowl.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Once cooking if complete remove chicken breasts from the slow
cooker onto a plate or cutting board shred into bite size pieces.
Return the chicken to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Build
your tacos on soft taco shells or flour tortillas.
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