About a year ago, I embarked on a mission to create a menu of 30 meals, one for every night of the month! (Truth be told, I decided this after an unfortunate incident involving a chicken strip, pepperoni, and mustard…)
Anyhow, I am still in the process of creating our 30-meal menu; however, we have discovered a few favorites that have become staples our home! I would like to share one that is fast, easy, and tasty: Crockpot Chicken Tacos.
My family has a delicious recipe for beef enchiladas (I’ll be sharing it in the future!) but unfortunately, chicken enchilada meat was always absent. I assumed it was because chicken was so much harder to deal with than ground beef. Not so! I have an easy recipe for delicious, multipurpose spicy chicken filling that can be used for tacos, enchiladas, burritos – you name it! Original recipe inspiration goes to The Nina Show.
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (32 oz)
1 can Rotel (regular or hot)
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can cream of chicken soup
12 Corn Tortillas
3 Fresh jalapeños (optional)
Possible taco toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickled jalapeños
Ingredient tips: Sam’s Club has the BEST frozen chicken breast. For the Rotel, the No Salt Added variety reduces the sodium inherent in using canned goods. Taco Seasoning is also available in a reduced sodium option. I also traditionally use Campbell’s 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup.
Instructions: Dump it and leave it! Really, it’s that simple.
Add the chicken to a large crock pot. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on top of the chicken. Add the Rotel and the soup to the crockpot. At this point, you may also finely dice 2-3 jalapeños (or other peppers) and add them to the mix. We tend to like things spicy in our household!
This recipe is so versatile, it can be used as a filling for anything! Tacos, burritos, enchiladas – you name it! It’s quick, easy, and a huge hit! Pair alongside your favorite beef enchilada recipe for another tasty option.
Nutrition Information: (1 taco w/ cheese and sour cream on a corn tortilla):
The protein is great here, with relatively low fat and calories. This is a great chicken-based meal for your family!