Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Quick & Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos

This recipe could not be more easy or tasty and best of all, it is done in the crock pot. This would be perfect for a get-together or a busy family night and makes great leftovers. If you haven't noticed, we eat a lot of homemade Mexican recipes at our house. If you want to add a little extra to your Mexican meals at home, I have to tell you that we discovered uncooked tortillas a few years ago and we are hooked. Costco sells them but recently I found our local grocery store has them in a different brand as well. You just lay these on the hot pan and they bubble and crisp up. The flavor is over the top once toasted. You may never go back. "Tortilla Land" is the Costco brand. I divide them up into packs of 4 and freeze them. They thaw in minutes on the counter when you are ready to use them.

As for this recipe, about 30 minutes before serving time, I remove the chicken breasts from the crock pot, shred the chicken with a fork, and place it back into the crock for a bit. Serve this as a taco, rolled up in enchiladas, whatever you like! Top with your favorite garnish.

What You Need:
1 (16 oz.) bottle Zesty Italian Dressing
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
3 cloves garlic, minced
4-6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Combine in crock pot and cook low about 3 hours. Yes, that's it!

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