Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos


Weekends always go by way too fast. I can’t believe it’s Saturday night already. I’m lying in bed listening to the wind outside… and I’m very grateful that I’m inside right now.

Today we had “ladies night” which consisted of a bunch of the women from my church getting together to have dinner and play some games. I know I said in my last post that I hate games, and that’s still for the most part true, but the games we played were not particularly competitive and didn’t require a ton of brain power.

One of the games we played was called Imaginiff which involved answering questions about the other players like “imaginiff was a joke. What kind of joke would he/she be?” One of the questions that come up for me was “Imaginiff I was a character from Winnie the Pooh. Which one would I be?” Top two answers were Eeyore and Tigger. Does that make me somewhat manic depressive? Either sad and depressed or bouncy and happy? Hm, fascinating.

Anyhow, the menu for the night included slow cooker shredded chicken tacos, chips with homemade guacamole, and “chipwiches”. I’m not going to post a recipe for the chipwiches because all they were were chocolate chip cookies (using the recipe from the back of the bag) with vanilla ice cream in the middle.

The tacos involved an incredibly easy mexican rice recipe and an even easier slow cooker chicken recipe (only three ingredients. Three!). Put ’em in a tortilla with some lettuce, cheese, salsa, and guacamole and you’re good to go!

Rice recipe from
Chicken recipe from Iowa Girl Eats

For the rice:
2 cups uncooked long grain rice
1/2 onion, diced
28 oz diced tomatoes with liquid
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin

For the chicken:
6 chicken breasts
1 jar (11 oz) salsa
1 packet of taco seasoning

In a frying pan, heat oil and saute onions with cumin. In the bowl of a rice cooker mix all the ingredients. When the rice cooker goes from cook to keep warm, uncover and mix to allow the rice to dry out a little bit.

In the bowl of a slow cooker, pour half the jar of salsa. Place the chicken on top of that. Sprinkle with taco seasoning. Top with the rest of the salsa. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 2-4 hours.

And that’s it. So super easy!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sojin
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 20:43:04

    Yum, yum, yum! Thank you for the feast. Also… not sure about manic depressive, but have you considered the possibility of being bipolar?? šŸ™‚ Thanks for playing with us. šŸ˜€


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