Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Chicken Tacos (and variations)

Chicken Taco Filling

1 c. salsa (medium or mild)
1/2-3/4 c. brown sugar
2 chicken breasts

Stir all together in crock pot and cook for 4-8 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to crock pot and cook an additional hour.

Make tacos with flour tortillas, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives, beans, and anything else you'd like.

You can imagine your own picture on this one. It was a sweet filling with a little kick- we liked it. What doesn't taste better with a little brown sugar in it?

Diana's Cafe Rio Chicken

1 small bottle Kraft Zesty Italian
1 T chili powder
1 T cumin
3 cloves garlic
5 lb chicken breast

4 hours on high. Shred, then cook 1 more hour.

Bajio Chicken

3 chicken breasts
1/3 cup salsa
1/2 T. cumin
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 4 oz. can diced green chilies
1/2 can Sprite

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove chicken and shred.

So good with a spicy dressing, like Jalepeno Ranch! Offsets the sweet chicken, which is delicious!

4 comments:

LC said...

This looks like something I can handle. Now that we've used up all our frozen leftovers I have to start planning again. A new simple crockpot dish is just the right thing! Thanks.

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LC said...

I made this but doubled the recipe. We put it in flour tortillas with some black beans, cheese, and lettuce. The black beans provided a nice salty contrast. Avocados would be a nice compliment too. We loved this meal and will add it to our favorites. Thanks.

Lady Di said...

We had dinner guests over and served them the brown sugar/salsa chicken. They liked it so much that they made it for their dinner guests the next week. Hooray for simple, non-stress dinners that are good enough for company.