As you know I love the slow cooker, as a busy parent I need to make the most of the little time I have each day to prepare a healthy meal for my family. That means I use the slow cooker a few times a week to make my life easier. One of my favorite things to cook in the slow cooker is pulled chicken. With pulled chicken you can make BBQ chicken sandwiches, shredded chicken for tacos, enchiladas or to use with a casserole.
This recipe for Shredded Chicken Tacos. It is so easy, and makes a ton so you can freeze the extras to use for nachos, enchiladas pizzas, casseroles – you name it.
1 -1.5 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 jar of your favorite salsa
8oz of Enchilada sauce – make your own, it’s so easy!
Place all the ingredients into your slow cooker and let simmer on low for 4-6 hours until they are cooked through. When finished take the breasts out of the pot and shred with 2 forks. After shredding place back into the slow cooker until you are ready to assemble your tacos.
For the tacos you can use soft or hard shells and any sort of toppings you like. For these tacos we used Garden of Eatin Taco Blue Shells which everyone loved. Be creative and let your children build their own tacos by setting up a taco bar. When you make eating fun everyone is happy and full at the end of dinner!
What are some of your favorite taco toppings? Here are some to consider that are a bit healthier but just as yummy!
Black Beans are full of iron
Avocado gives it a creamy taste and full of good fats
Kale or Spinach instead of lettuce
Quinoa – mix with the black beans
Cabbage for crunch