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Foodie Friday – Slow Roasted Taco Chicken

You can never have too many chicken recipes. This taco chicken is made right in the crockpot. With only 6 ingredients it is the perfect chicken slow cooker recipe.

The past two Foodie Fridays, I have shared with you two different recipes, pan roasted garlic and herb chicken breasts and chicken parmesan. The inspiration for this series was breaking down a pack of bulk chicken into managable and easy recipes. Today I am sharing with you my final chicken recipe, slow roasted taco chicken.

You can never have too many chicken recipes. This taco chicken is made right in the crockpot. With only 6 ingredients it is the perfect chicken slow cooker recipe.

This recipe is so easy. All you need to do is season up some chicken breasts, put them in the crock pot, set it to low, and let them cook! The final product is perfectly cooked shredded chicken that you can use in pretty much anything. Traditional tacos, wraps, soup, enchiladas, or nachos. Pretty much anything you can eat with “tortilla, meat, cheese, and vegetables.” Jim Gaffigan? Hoooooot Pocket. Nobody? Wowswers.

First off, you are gonna season the chicken with salt and pepper. It’s a must when cooking anything. It draws out the flavors of the chicken and seasons the meat.

You can never have too many chicken recipes. This taco chicken is made right in the crockpot. With only 6 ingredients it is the perfect chicken slow cooker recipe.

Then, add chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, garlic, and chipotle in adobo. I LOVE this stuff. An amazing kitchen tip is to buy a big can of chipotles, divide them up snack bags, and then store them in the freezer. They make a great addition to so many things you cook. Plus a little goes a long way, so it is a great value also.

You can never have too many chicken recipes. This taco chicken is made right in the crockpot. With only 6 ingredients it is the perfect chicken slow cooker recipe.

Now, you just set the slow cooker to low and let it cook for 3-6 hours. The chicken will be cooked and fork tender at 3 hours. At 6 hours, it will be falling apart tender, which makes shredding it up so much easier. I didn’t get any photos of the finished tacos because, well 1. I am a pig and 2. I forgot. Oops. But the chicken looks like this when it is done.

You can never have too many chicken recipes. This taco chicken is made right in the crockpot. With only 6 ingredients it is the perfect chicken slow cooker recipe.

What I love about this recipe is it works for any cut of chicken. I have used this seasoning for bone-in thighs as well as boneless skinless chicken breasts. Add a warm tortilla, some roasted peppers, a nice guacamole and you are set! I hope you give this recipe a try and have a great weekend everyone!!

Slow Roasted Taco Chicken

Ingredients
1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1.5 tsp salt
0.5 tsp pepper
1 TBSP chili powder
0.5 TBSP cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Chipotles in adobo + 2 tsp of the sauce
2 cloves of garlic, minced

Directions

1. Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Sprinkle all the seasonings on the chicken along with the chipotles.
3. Set to low for 3-6 hours.
4. Shred up chicken and enjoy!

 

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2 thoughts on “Foodie Friday – Slow Roasted Taco Chicken”

  1. Oh, this looks super yummy!! I am definitely going to give this one a try. 🙂 We eat a lot of chicken, so my family will greatly appreciate that I have a different way to fix it from the same old, same old way. 😉

    1. My husband is the only one who really likes leftovers, so this is a way to have leftovers without it really feeling like leftovers. I hope you give it a try!!

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