Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Taco Tuesday - Crock Pot Red Chicken Soft Tacos



This meal could not be easier. A dinner that requires no measuring? The best! Amiright?? Plus, the dishes are minimal. Score. It also just so happens to be super tasty. 

The Filling: 
This is a take on my green chicken soft taco recipe, but instead of green salsa, I used red. I switched it up this time and did a fresh tub instead of a jar. 

Also, I was a bit behind my game this day and didn't get around to prepping until nap time. I didn't have the time to slow cook on low, so I used the high setting on my crockpot instead and let the chicken simmer for 3-4 hours instead of 6-8. It still turned out beautifully! And who doesn't love having the filling for the tacos ready and waiting when it's time to eat?? Bonus, there are zero dishes to wash when making the filling (besides the crockpot). Literally, dump the chicken in, dump the salsa in, recycle/throw away the containers. Done.

The Topping:
Sour cream is the perfect light, bright and creamy addition to these tacos! I also sprinkled on shredded cheddar cheese, and topped with a homemade guacamole. I don't follow a recipe for the guac - it always changes based on what we have in the house. This day, (in addition to the avocado) it included red onion, lots of lime juice, garlic salt and tomato (if we have cilantro that goes in, too). I just mix to taste.



The Side: 
I roasted up some yellow summer squash we had on hand from our CSA basket to incorporate a veggie (these I just slice, cover in olive oil, and roast at 400 degrees until they brown). I also brought out nice, crunchy tortilla chips to go along with the guacamole I made for a taco topping. 



Crockpot Red Chicken Soft Tacos

Ingredients
One tub refrigerated salsa
One package (one pound-ish) boneless skinless chicken breast

For serving: flour tortillas, cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole

Directions
Place chicken in a crockpot. Cover with salsa. Cook in low 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Shred with two forks when ready to serve. Place in warmed soft flour tacos and top with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and guacamole. Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. I need to come house for dinner - seriously, so hungry right now!

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  2. I need to use my crockpot in my life more. Thanks for the inspo and what an easy recipe!!

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  3. YUM trying this ASAP!! I am going to try to use my crockpot more often because it is SO EASY but I always forget about it!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this!! I am making dinner tonight for my mom and I am making this. :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, I'm drooling. All of this looks amazing! Thank goodness it's almost dinner time!

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