A fellow blogger ( http://thefrogandpenguinn.blogspot.com/ ) 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:
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.