Friday, November 12, 2010

Crockpot Chicken Tacos (with Pico de Gallo)

This slow cooker chicken is seasoned perfectly for tacos and cooked with fresh pico de gallo!

Crockpot Chicken Tacos with Pico de Gallo // This slow cooker chicken is seasoned perfectly for tacos and cooked with fresh pico de gallo! #recipe #chicken #slowcooker #crockpot

I don't make a whole lot of chicken recipes for Taco Tuesdays and I especially don't make many chicken taco recipes because I had never really liked chicken tacos until I tried this recipe. It was also my first time making and eating pico de gallo which is now my new favorite thing. The pico makes the chicken super juicy and slow cooking the chicken locks in all the flavors!

For the Crockpot Chicken Tacos:

What you need:
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (chicken or regular)
  • 3 frozen chicken breasts (I used thawed chicken tenderloins)
  • Pico de Gallo (recipe follows)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Tortillas
  • Toppings: cheese, sour cream, etc.
  1. Pour seasoning on the bottom of crockpot.
  2. Place chicken over seasoning.
  3. Pour fresh pico de gallo over the top of chicken.
  4. Pour oil and water over the top - DON'T STIR! Simmer on low for 4 to 6 hours. You can flip halfway through, if desired.
  5. Shred and serve with favorite taco toppings.
*Mine was really liquidy, so I had to strain it. I may try without water next time and see if that makes a difference. I'm sure it's the juices from the Pico de Gallo that drain into the bottom.

Recipe from Cafemom member MrsF29


For the Pico De Gallo:

What you need:
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet onions, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice (I didn't have any, I used lemon)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  1. Stir together all ingredients; serve with tortilla chips, on scrambled eggs, as a fat-free salad dressing, etc. [Or in the Crockpot Chicken Tacos recipe above :D]
Recipe from Food

It's not just tacos that are yummy in the crockpot. We love this Creamy Chicken with Noodles that is made in the crockpot! For more Taco Tuesday goodness, be sure to check out this Grilled Taco Chicken recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff.


Ava Z. said...

I have checked out several of your recipes now, and they all seem to be budget conscious and simple. I love that! And I am thinking about working my grocery list around a few of these recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Janie said...

I really appreciate that :) I try to spend the least amount of money I can on groceries and I find that planning meals and making from scratch as much as possible is both less expensive and more healthy! I'm glad to share recipes!