This recipe is so simple that it has become a staple go-to recipe in our house. And soon it will be yours, too! This 3 ingredient chicken taco recipe is a dump everything in the slow cooker and leave it recipe.
THE 3 KEY INGREDIENTS:
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
- 1 jar of salsa
I am always looking for fast and easy recipes and this is one of my favorites. For this recipe, you can even use frozen chicken! No need to thaw it ahead of time. See, I told you SIMPLE! Also, you can even change this recipe by simply getting a different type of salsa.
5 MINUTE DIRECTIONS (IF THAT):
To get started with these 3 ingredient chicken tacos, pull out your slow cooker. I absolutely love this one! Begin by spraying the bottom of the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray to make cleaning up even easier.
Next, get the boneless chicken breast out of the package and place it on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Now for the hard part, open the salsa jar (sometimes that can be hard . . . ha ha!) and pour it over the chicken breasts. Then, simply sprinkle the taco seasoning over top of the salsa.
Time to let the slow cooker do its thing for 4-5 hours on high heat, or 6-8 hours on low heat. Remember, these cooking times are approximations as cooking times can vary with each slow cooker.
I know what you’re thinking, “That wasn’t hard” and you’re right. This 3 ingredient chicken taco recipe is extremely simple! It’s one of my favorites.
Once your chicken is done cooking, it will shred easily for tacos. Simply use two forks to pull the chicken apart, then just stir it up to get all the salsa juices mixed in well.
For tacos, use either crunchy shells or flour tortillas. Either one will do!
- To make pulling the chicken apart easier, use a hand-held mixer and turn it on low and it will shred the chicken in a minute. (Watch how to do it here – the trick is to do it at a low speed with a really deep bowl)
- To avoid runny tacos use a slotted spoon to serve the tacos.
- Use THESE awesome holders to keep all your toppings from spilling out.
Speaking of toppings, load each taco with your favorite things!
Here are a few of our favorite toppings:
- Guacamole (good with tortilla chips too!)
- Homemade Pico de Gallo
- Shredded lettuce
- Shredded cheese
- Diced tomatoes
- Halved olives
- Sour cream
Great creative! You could even crush up chips and add those, or nacho cheese. The possibilities are endless.
You could also use the chicken for enchiladas, nachos, tostadas, quesadillas, etc. This recipe is SUPER versatile. You could also cook, shred, and freeze the chicken (just put it in a gallon-sized freezer bag) and pull it out on a busy night for a quick and easy meal.
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Recipe source: Tasty Kitchen