5/23/17 Taco Tuesday: Chicken Tacos topped with Cilantro and Onion and Tortilla chips, Salsa and Guacamole

You should have individual tortilla chip bags, large jars of salsa and individual cups of guacamole. If you ever want to make your own guac instead of premade cups send me a note!

There are several ways to make chicken tacos. Here are my two favorites

1. Crockpot Chicken Tacos (cooks for 3-4 hours on high)

Crockpot chicken tacos are super easy! They require some thoughtfulness but definitely worth it.

It takes 5 minutes to prep and delicious, tender chicken comes out on the other end.

Add chicken, broth, salsa…set! I like to add a little bit extra taco seasoning here but it’s all up to you and your house preference.

You may use any cut of boneless chicken for this: breast, tenderloin and/or thighs are what would be sent to your house to use.

We don’t purchase boxes of chicken broth any longer. You should have better than bouillon chicken broth paste. Just mix with hot water and it makes broth. This is a cheaper, cost effective, storage conscious option. The jar should live in the fridge and it looks like this:

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CROCK POT CHICKEN TACOS

 serves 4-6

author kristin

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1.5 – 2 pounds)
  • 1 container of your favorite salsa (14-16 oz)
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • Taco shells and toppings

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Season chicken breasts well with salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides and place in the bottom of a crock pot.
  2. Pour salsa and chicken broth over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Shred chicken in the crock pot and cook on low for about 30 minutes.
  5. Serve in taco shells or tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.

This recipe is from YellowBlissRoad food blog.

2. Poached Chicken Tacos

If you are shorter on time you can poach the chicken, which is pretty much just boiling the chicken.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Water and Chicken

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add chicken to a pot and pour in water until the water reaches 2 inches above the chicken at least. (you may add onions, spices, herbs, garlic, etc here to enhance flavor…great move especially if you want to use the broth created).
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through.
  3. Let it sit the water for 5 minutes then remove. (optional: reserve water which is now broth)
  4. Now you can shred the chicken and add taco seasoning to taste. You may add broth to moisten chicken here if you would like.
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