Saturday, November 4, 2017

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken (Mexican Style)


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Completely homemade in the Slow Cooker. This Shredded Chicken (Mexican Style) will be your go to recipe for all types of Mexican dishes.  These flavors "pop"!  Slice of Southern

Last year I brought you a great semi-homemade way to make Shredded Chicken Taco Meat using a slow cooker.  It's super simple and tastes great in a pinch, but now we are going to explore an even better version.  A totally, made from scratch version.

From scratch?  Yes!  You will be using all your own spices rather than taco seasoning and adding in some flavors and textures that will produce a chicken dish that is outstanding!  You'll still get to use the slow cooker and therefore the benefit of hands off cooking.  Here's the one I use.  Prepare your food in the slow cooker in the morning, and when you get home from work the house will smell like your favorite
taqueria!


Completely homemade in the Slow Cooker. This Shredded Chicken (Mexican Style) will be your go to recipe for all types of Mexican dishes.  These flavors "pop"!  Slice of Southern

SLOW COOKER SHREDDED CHICKEN (MEXICAN STYLE)

So what can you do with Mexican Style Shredded Chicken??  Well, how about filing for tacos, burritos, chimichangas, tostadas, flautas, chicken tortilla soup, enchiladas....it's endless I tell you!  And there is another plus to this recipe.  Make a big batch and freeze the shredded meat in portioned batches for future meals.  How great is that!


Completely homemade in the Slow Cooker. This Shredded Chicken (Mexican Style) will be your go to recipe for all types of Mexican dishes.  These flavors "pop"!  Slice of Southern

We ended up making street tacos with our chicken.  I found really small flour and corn tortillas at our Smart & Final store and they were the perfect bite sized vehicle for our tacos. 

This chicken meat is so versatile and has the BEST flavor you will want to keep this recipe handy because you'll be making this one often!

Enjoy!





Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken (Mexican Style)

1-1/2 - 2 pounds chicken breasts
1/2 cup medium salsa
1 4 oz. can mild diced green chilies
1 14.5 oz. can low sodium diced tomatoes, drained
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder 
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dry oregano
1/2 tsp black ground pepper
1 tsp chipotle chili pepper seasoning (I used Mrs. Dash, no salt)


Place the chicken breasts in your slow cooker.

Add the remaining ingredients and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on high for 2-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.

Remove chicken and place on a cutting board and allow it to cool, enough to handle.  Shred chicken and return to the slow cooker so it absorbs some of that seasoned juice.  Strain the meat from the juices to use.





adapted from Carlsbad Cravings, Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken


Completely homemade in the Slow Cooker. This Shredded Chicken (Mexican Style) will be your go to recipe for all types of Mexican dishes.  These flavors "pop"!  Slice of Southern

Completely homemade in the Slow Cooker. This Shredded Chicken (Mexican Style) will be your go to recipe for all types of Mexican dishes.  These flavors "pop"!  Slice of Southern




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