Monday, December 15, 2014

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Hello bloggy friends! I hope you all had an awesome weekend! Ours was full of friends, family, and food :) It was a busy weekend, but those are the kinds that make the most memories! I don't know about you, but I think each weekend leading up to Christmas just gets busier and busier; we have so much going on during the day that by the time dinner rolls around, I don't even want to think about cooking something! Well, I have an easy dinner solution for you today! SUPER simple, but super yummy!




I will forewarn you, I didn't follow a specific recipe here. I just put a little of this and a little of that together. I will tell you the quantities I used when I made this recipe, but really it's just about what you think tastes good and how much you need to make!

Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts (fresh or frozen- I used 3 frozen)
  • Taco seasoning (I used one packet)
  • Salsa (1/2-1 cup)
  • Taco shells
  • Any other fixings you like!
This chicken couldn't be easier to make and is super delicious and full of flavors! I simply put my chicken in the crockpot with a little bit of water so they didn't burn, then put in about 1/2 cup- 1 cup salsa, and a whole packet of taco seasoning. Since mine were frozen, they took a little bit longer to cook, but if you cook them on high they should be ready in 2-3 hours, or on low from 4-6.

I have recently found a love for cilantro so I try to incorporate it into 'Mexican' dishes when I can! For this recipe, I made a cilantro-lime rice, which couldn't be easier! I made my rice as normal, but substituted a little lime juice instead of water, and tore up some cilantro leaves to cook in with the rice. Super easy and so flavorful! My favorite way to eat rice :)

So that's basically it! Take a tortilla, pile on some rice, chicken, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and whatever else you like and enjoy! We had enough for a few meals of leftovers and I think they were better the second time around! 

What are some quick, go-to meals you enjoy when life gets busy? 


Linking up with: Rachel, Let's Be Friends Blog Hop, Molly

13 comments:

  1. The crockpot is a live saver during the week! This sounds delicious and I'm pinning so I can add to my meal rotation!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. I try to use mine at least once a week! Makes meal planning/prepping so much easier!

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  2. I have made this recipe several times and love it ( I add corn and maybe extra diced tomatoes) and it is so simple. I might just make it this week even. Thanks for sharing! Rachel xo

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    1. I've made it before too adding more ingredients- it's so good any way you try it!

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    2. I agree, thank you for linking this up today to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"

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  3. These look so yummy! I tend to make tacos with ground turkey but I'll have to try them with chicken sometime!

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    1. I usually use ground turkey when I make tacos too, but my favorite chili is chicken taco chili, so I decided to try them out as a regular taco! So good :)

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  4. This is the perfect simple and healthy meal to cook over Christmas break!! Thanks! Susan

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  5. You can't beat crockpot meals! This looks delish!

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    1. Crockpot meals are definitely my favorites!

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  6. Love crockpot meals. Going to have to try this.

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    1. Crockpot meals are definitely the best!

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