Today’s recipe is an example of what everyone should have when needing a quick, tasty meal to feed a crowd. We all have situations when we want to be hospitable whether it’s hosting a crowd of teenagers, having church friends over or bringing a meal to a family in need. This one certainly fits the bill.
My friend, Bonnie, served this to my husband and I one day after church. It was so easy, healthy, and tasty! By adding a few more sides we had a filling, delicious meal. All that is required is some boneless, skinless chicken breast – preferably hormone free – taco seasoning (see previous post), water and a crock pot. It doesn’t get much easier and is a great recipe to use year round as well.
The method is simple. Place chicken breasts into a crock pot. Put a recipe of homemade taco seasoning into a bowl and add water in very small amounts and stir until it is the consistency of a drippy paste. Pour onto the meat. Cover and cook on high 4 – 5 hours or on low longer. Cooking time may vary depending on the crock pot used. Mine is a very old 70’s style with the non removable ceramic interior. I love the way it cooks but it is a bit difficult to clean. After the meat has finished cooking take it out and place in a large bowl. Using two forks shred the meat thoroughly and return to the crock pot to soak up the remaining juice.
You now have a versatile filling for tacos, burritos, nachos, taco salad, etc. It could probably be used in chicken enchiladas. My 22 year old son has made this numerous times at home, individually packaged it and taken it back to school to place in his freezer for quick meals.
For burritos or tacos serve with taco shells or tortillas, black beans, brown rice, guacamole, shredded cheese, chopped tomato, lettuce, sour cream and extra salsa.
How would you use this deliciously prepared chicken?
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1 recipe of homemade taco seasoning
- Place meat in crock pot.
- Add small amounts of water to seasoning in order to make a drippy paste.
- Pour over chicken.
- Cook on high 4 – 5 hours or on low 10 -12 hours, depending on crock pot.
- Remove and shred meat.
- Return to crock pot to allow the chicken to soak up remaining juice.