crock pot chicken tacos

Posted on December 15, 2011


Recently, I had a friend ask me for some more slow-cooker recipes.  The slow-cooker lentil soup that I posted in October is the most visited page on the blog, so she’s right that I need more of those recipes on here.

She asked Santa for a crock-pot, and I hope she gets one! She is definitely going to want to make these tacos. Like most crock-pot recipes, this one is pretty easy.  It’s also delicious!

The tacos are a little spicy, but you can control the heat by adding less chipotle pepper (either half of one or omit it).  I love how it adds a smoky flavor.

I tried liquid smoke for the first time in this recipe, and I’m so glad I did.  You don’t need to use much to get a great smoky taste, and there’s hardly any salt in it! Yay! It’s hard to find flavor enhancers that don’t have tons of salt.  I found it at Walmart, so it should be relatively easy to locate.  It was near the BBQ sauce and other condiments, by the pickles.  It’s worth the $2 investment 🙂

Serve these tacos any way you want.  I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store {lazy}, so I just used some wraps I had in the refrigerator and some spinach {resourceful}.  They would be great with some whole wheat tortillas and some shredded lettuce.  Either way, they are delicious!

Smoky Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Based on this recipe from Eat at Home (which has a ton of great slow-cooker recipes!)

Serves 4

  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 (15 oz) can no-salt added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced (not the whole can, just 1 pepper)
  • ¼ tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs
  • ¼ tsp Delicious Dietitian Southwest Spice Blend
  • ¼ tsp salt

Add all ingredients to the slow-cooker in the order listed.  Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours, until chicken is done.  Take out chicken and shred.  Mix back into the slow cooker.  Serve with whole wheat flour tortillas, shredded 2% cheddar cheese (I love Cabot cheese), and shredded lettuce.


Ah! 10 Days until Christmas!!


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