We are all about Mexican food in this family. I dare say it might be our favorite. We haven’t met an enchilada or taco we didn’t like. Even the kids love burritos.
As much as I love taco night, it can feel like lots of effort because there’s a lot ingredients to get together. I can’t babysit anything on the stove because while I’m doing that, Michael is surely electrocuting himself or jumping off of the second story landing.
I remembered I’d seen lots of pins on Pinterest featuring crock pot tacos with various methods, the most common recipe using salsa. I’m picky about my salsa, so I wasn’t sure I would like that recipe. But with the addition of Thomas, I needed more crock pot recipes in my arsenal, so I decided to test out some salsas and see if I could make something work.
I found two options that I like at Wegmans. One being Wegman’s fresh salsa (the one they make fresh daily) and the other being Garden Fresh Gourmet Salsa in Sweet Onion. Dan doesn’t love these (he thinks they’re too sweet), but I love them, and, most importantly, the kids love them, so a four out of five win is good enough for me.
This recipe could not be easier. Here’s what I do:
Bagley Family Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos
+Salsa of your choice (You need a good size container – or maybe even two containers.)
+Chicken breasts (We use two big ones.)
+1 can of black beans
+1 bag frozen corn
+About 1 cup of chicken stock (I just make sure the chicken is covered so it doesn’t burn, but you don’t need much.)
+Whatever you need to serve your tacos. Hard shells, soft shells, tortilla taco boats (my kids LOVE these), chips, etc…
+Shredded Mexican cheese
+Your choice of additional toppings such as avocado, sour cream, lettuce, etc…
Place your chicken in the crock pot. Dump in your salsa, black beans, and corn. Pour in enough chicken stock to cover. Place lid and cook for four hours on high or eight hours on low.
After cooking is complete, shred your chicken and put it back into the crock pot. Mix and serve!
My kids gobble this up. And it makes for great leftovers.
Do you have a crock pot taco recipe? How do you make it?