A simple slow cooker recipe of chicken cooked in salsa and spices. Great for tacos, taco salad, burritos, or even over rice.
This is a great multi-purpose recipe. It's a simple chicken recipe that can be cooked all day, in a slow cooker, while you are out of the house. Best of all it can be used for so many meals. Don't feel like tacos? Try taco salad, burritos, taquitos, or just serve over rice. You could even make a soup just add some frozen veggies, maybe beans, and chicken broth. I only made enough for about 4 servings, but I'd suggest doubling or tripling the recipe so you can cook once and eat all week. You can use the chicken as the base for a different meal every night. I love multi-use recipes.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Meat
Cook time: 5-8 hours in slow cooker
1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup salsa
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1/2 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)
*or 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
Juice of 1 lime
Habanero flakes or hot peppers to taste (optional)
Place thawed chicken thighs in the bowl of a slow cooker (you can use frozen it just takes a little longer to cook).
Season with salt and pepper then add the salsa, spices(*use individual spices or your favorite taco seasoning blend), and lime juice. Stir until well combined and chicken is thoroughly covered.
Cook on low for 5-8 hours (or high for around 3) until chicken is tender and shreds easily.
Stir the shredded chicken and any leftover cooking liquid well. Then remove chicken with a slotted spoon.
Add the chicken to whatever meal you like. I made taco salad because, as you all (I really want to use my native NC colloquialism "all y'all"...usually accompanied by an all-encompassing hand motion) should know by now, it's my favorite.
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