Another new monthly post, I’m finally branching out a little bit into other things, which is what I intended to do with this blog in the first place, have a heavy influence on beauty but not feel constricted to not posting other things like food-related posts and such. So, today I am doing my very first Taco Tuesday post. This idea came when my husband and I were driving somewhere and we were chatting about tacos and how fun it would be to play around with different kinds of tacos, so to ensure that we stuck to it I decided to make this a monthly feature over here. Today we are going to kick this one off with our classic chicken tacos, a recipe that we have been doing for quite some time now.
I’m going to start this out by linking you to the recipe that I use, incase you don’t want to follow my directions or want to be able to print something out easily, so here it is.
I like to start out this whole process by getting out all of the ingredients I’ll need, which you can check out in the photo above.
You will need:
- 2 Pounds of chicken breasts (Honestly, I just use two chicken breasts, sometimes it’s more sometimes it’s less.
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil.
- 1/2 Cup mild salsa (I just pour some in)
- 4 Tablespoons of brown sugar (That’s what I use)
- 1 4 ounce can of mild diced green chiles
- 1 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1-1/2 Teaspoons salt (I never measure it, just toss some in)
- 1 Teaspoon of ground cumin, garlic powder and onion powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon of paprika, oregano and pepper
- 1 14.5 can of diced tomatoes, drained.
Now it is time to throw everything into the crockpot, I personally do no drain the tomatoes as I leave my chicken in the crockpot longer than it says to in the original. I end up leaving mine in there for a good nine hours, which that extra liquid is really needed for. I have done this a bunch of times and never had any issues.
I like to shred my chicken meat, turn it to warm and leave in the crock pot for about twenty minutes, I think it gives it something a little extra as I think it soaks into the chicken a little bit better.
Then the last step is to build your tacos, there are no incorrect toppings, we tend to fluctuate with our choices, this time around we had rice, cheese and I personally put some pickled jalapenos on mine. They were really tasty.
What should be the next taco we make for taco Tuesday?