Friday, March 8, 2013

Cilantro Lime Crockpot Chicken Tacos

 I wish this had smell-avision...this house smells amazing!  My stomach has been growling all afternoon!  And the finished product definitely delivered.  These were a hit with the entire family, babies included.  Took 5 minutes to throw together and dinner was ready in a little over 4 hours.  Can it get any better?  Serve these tacos with your tortilla and toppings, along with a vegetable.  We had snap peas with low-fat yogurt ranch.

Happy Cooking!

Cilantro Lime Crockpot Chicken Tacos
recipe based on
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 3 large from a value pack on sale this week)
Salt & pepper
Juice of one lime
1/4 cup of homemade taco seasoning (recipe listed below) or 1 pkg of taco seasoning
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion chopped
1 cup chicken stock
whole wheat soft tortillas (I use a low carb variety with only 50 calories each) 
low-fat shredded cheese, salsa, low-fat sour cream, lettuce, and/or avocado for topping

Place the chicken breasts on the bottom of the crockpot.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.  Squeeze the lime juice on top, then sprinkle the taco seasoning onto the chicken, along with the cilantro.
Looking good already! 
Add the garlic, onion, and chicken broth.  Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 7-8.  Shred the chicken right in the crockpot and stir to evenly distribute the cooking liquid.   Enjoy in your favorite taco shell with all your favorite toppings.  Yummy!
Before cooking...
after cooking
The chicken just falls apart in the crockpot and is so juicy!  Enjoy!!!
Taco Seasoning
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.  This can be used any time a package of taco seasoning is needed for a recipe.
(I used about half of the mixture in this recipe)

1 comment:

  1. This sounds divine! I'm always on the look out for new ways to prepare chicken and this sounds great! Thanks for posting this.