I like this for a few reasons. It's cheap. It's filling. It's incredibly easy. It's healthy (if you want). It reheats well and makes enough
food for a family, or 1 person with leftovers. You can pretty much add anything you want or take out things you don't like. I added some pictures
primarily because I was bored, and also because I had no idea how to shred chicken before. They are crappy pictures, I know.
What you'll need.
-Crockpot (If you don't have one, go out and get one. $40 and they're awesome)
-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasteses (thawed)
-16 oz Salsa (Get good stuff)
-1 Onion (Yellow preferred for me)
-Jalepeno (The number you add depends on your tastes, I use 1-2)
-1 can refried beans (If you want to be healthy find the low fat low sodium stuff)
-Optional: Shriracha, hot sauce, spices, vegetables, corn
If you're like me, have a backup plan…
Take the onion and mince it up however you see fit.
Chop up cilantro (I used about 3/4 of the 'bushel') by the end (more than the pic)
Depending on your tastes, chop up 1-2 jalapeños.
Dice up anything else you see fit to add. I haven't added anything else but canned corn to the recipe, but I'm sure lots of vegetables would be
Pour about 6-10 oz of the salsa into the pot evenly coating the bottom.
Throw in 1/3 of all vegetables and cilantro. Squeeze in 1/2 a lime.
Place the chicken hooters on this bed of deliciousness.
Squeeze in another half of lime over the chicken. Throw another 1/3 of the veggies on top of the chicken, starting with the cilantro.
Top all that with the beans. Top the beans with whatever is left of veggies and cilantro and squeeze in more lime if you like.
Use as much hot sauce and seasoning as you think you'll like. I'd go light here. There's plenty of flavor and if you want it hot add some fresh
Set Crock pot on HI for 3 hours.
Grab bottle of wine, and pour into sippy cup a certain smart ass lady friend may have purchased for you. Light candle for ambiance, even if you're
After 3 hours, scoop the chicken breasts onto a plate. Take two forks and start shredding up the chicken. This is the reason I added pics, I had no
idea how to shred chicken. Basically take two forks, tines facing down, and just start pulling the meat in opposite directions. For some reason I
thought this was some fancy thing only restaurants did. Don't mock me. Get it to the consistency you want, then plop it back in the pot and mix
This is how I like it.
Now heat on low for 1 hour.
Make your tacos however you like and enjoy! I'm trying to drop a few pounds so just use whole wheat tortillas and a tiny bit of shredded low fat
cheese. I keep meaning to add some avocado slices.
Here is a somewhat inaccurate picture of my face eating these.