Thursday, January 10, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

I am well aware that I haven't posted in FOR-EV-ERRRR. But, oh well.  I don't write this blog to gather a massive following, or to get a book deal.  I post this blog for me.  For fun.  To keep track o what I do and what I like.  Not that there is anything wrong with feeling compelled to continuously write the blog in order to get a book deal.  In fact, I think cooks across America are now benefiting from Smitten Kitchen's dedication to blogging and her new amazing cookbook! Yay!

Anywho, new recipe, why not.  This one is great, easy, and freezes well, so we can have it for lunches when I don't have time to actually pack other lunches.  And did I mention it was easy?  Check this out:

5 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce (the red kind)
1 package taco seasoning
about 40 tortillas
Cheddar cheese- optional
A few dashes hot sauce- optional

Combine enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, and hot sauce if using.  Place in crock pot.  Add chicken.  I know, it doesn't look like enough liquid, but it's fine.

Cook on high 4-6 hours or low 6-8 hours.  Now it looks too liquidy, but trust me, it's fine. Shred chicken and mix around in the sauce.

Divide chicken between tortillas, add cheese if using. Roll up tortillas and either eat now, or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for quick meals later.  Just take out of the plastic wrap and microwave on a paper towel for a few minutes.  If you are eating it fresh, you can add other toppings like lettuce and tomatoes, but I would not put those in the ones for the freezer.

Told you it was easy!