When I think of tacos I think of a crispy corn taco shell filled with spicy ground beef, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese maybe sour cream and salsa too. I had never had a taco any other way...until recently. And I have to say I have been missing out.
While meal planning I was browsing some of my favorite recipe websites. I found this slow cooker recipe and that is why I decided to make it. I love my slow cooker...love love love it! It is wonderful for busy moms :) The chicken tacos turned out wonderful...so tender and NOT dry. I always struggle with cooking chicken because I over cook it. In my opinion slow cooking chicken is the best!!
Here is the link, and I am posting how i did it below. I made a few changes.
I didn't take photos though, so the pic is from Betty Crocker.com.
2 lbs of bone in chicken thighs. I removed the skin myself.
(I think cooking with the bone in chicken pieces makes the meat more tender.)
1 packet of taco seasoning mix
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1 can of chopped green chiles (4.5 oz)
1 can of enchilada sauce (10 oz)
1 can of mexi corn
1 package of taco shells
fresh diced yellow onion
your favorite salsa
Spray slow cooker with cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner. Place chicken thighs in cooker. Sprinkle with taco season and brown sugar. Mix in green chiles, corn and 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce.
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
Remove chicken from slow cooker and de-bone. I use two forks to shred the meat.
Stuff the shredded chicken into warmed taco shells and top with your favorite taco toppings.
You should add it to your recipe collection for sure :)