Friday, September 6, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

A fellow blogger ( ) recently posted a recipe using chicken breasts in a crock pot.  I saved the recipe as it sounded delicious.  I wanted to use chicken breasts in a Crock Pot for a meal.  But I can't just do the SAME thing.  I wanted to do something a little different.  So I decided to use different seasonings and then cut up the chicken for tacos.

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

1 to 2 pounds chicken breast
32 oz. Chicken Broth
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon garlic salt  ( I must really like garlic!)
1or 2 teaspoons cumin, to taste
1 or 2 teaspoons chili powder, to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/2 small can ( 4 oz.) green chili

corn and/or flour tortillas  I like both.

Toppings of your choice:
grated cheese
chopped onions
chopped tomatoes or salsa
diced avocado or guacamole


Place all the onion, garlic, spices and green chilies in the bottom of a Crock Pot.


Place the chickens on top and cover the whole thing with the chicken broth. 


I didn't have time to let it cook on low for 8 hours.  I put it on high and went about my business.  Then about 2 hours later I set the Crock Pot on low for 4 more hours.


Heat the tortillas on a griddle or warm them in a microwave.  Wrap the warm tortillas in a clean dish towel.


Remove the chicken breast from the broth.  Turn off the Crock Pot.  Save the broth for soup at another time.  Chop the breasts. 


I was going to use two forks to get small pieces to fit in the tacos, but the chicken was so moist and soft, I only needed to chop them and they were just right.


Set out the toppings and let everyone fix their own tacos.


I had a lot of chicken left over.  Lee and I cannot eat 3 chicken breasts in one sitting.  I had the broth and so I combined the chicken and the broth and I will make some soup tomorrow. 


Maybe with rice.  I don't know what veggies I have, so proximity to the kitchen will determine what I put in the soup.  Fresh veggies are about a 20 minute drive from here and I can't be bothered.


So I put everything in the refrigerator until I make some soup.  I love making soup.


  1. Glad my recent post gave you reason to create a variation, Rebecca. Now, will also have to think of something new to not do the SAME, but must confess this post sounds like something I will try...just not post about.