Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos. The ultimate in mouthwatering dishes that taste like heaven! Here’s what you’ll need…

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

Tortilla Chips. You can buy tortilla chips online or at your local grocery store. Just be sure to get those with gluten-free options. If you use regular tortillas, they won’t taste right or be as flavorful.

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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

Salsa. I used my trusty Jarred salsa for the marinade. This is something I put into my fridge all year long because it is so versatile. Don’t worry if you don’t like it. Just put a few drops into the food processor and you’ll have a yummy marinade that you can serve over pasta, rice, or on top of chips.

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

Black Beans. If you like spicy Mexican food then beans are the way to go! You can purchase black beans at your local supermarket and put them into a crock pot. Then add a little extra of your salsa and cover everything up in the lid for a little extra heat! Print

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos. The ultimate in mouthwatering dishes that taste like heaven! Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Author: Mary @ sweetlittlebluebird
  • Prep Time: 45 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Chicken Tacos
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  1. 1/2  cup chicken broth
  2. taco shells, hard or soft
  3. 10 ounce can of Rotel with lime juice and cilantro (you can use Original Rotel too, or use homemade
  4. 2  pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  5. favorite toppings – lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, onions, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole, fresh lime, cilantro, hot sauce, queso
  6. 4 ounce can mild diced green chiles
  7. 3/4 cup salsa con queso  – use your favorite brand or use homemade
  8. 1 packet (1 ounce) of your favorite taco seasoning or use homemade

Instructions

  1. Step1: Lightly spray slow-cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Step2: Place chicken in single layer and sprinkle chicken evenly with taco seasoning. In a medium size bowl add Rotel, green chiles and chicken broth and mix well. Pour evenly over chicken.
  3. Step3: Cook on low for *6 to 8 hours, or on high for *4 to 6 hours. Cooking times may vary depending on your slow cooker, adjust accordingly.
  4. Step4: When ready, drain excess liquids leaving just a smidgen behind (I use a soup ladle), then shred chicken using two forks. Last, spoon queso on top and gently mix with chicken, coating chicken evenly. Cover and cook on low for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with tortillas (hard or soft shell) and your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy!

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Cheese. This may seem simple but if you add some cheese to your chicken tacos, you’ll find that these are delicious! I usually use a combination of shredded cheddar-like cheeses to create a creamy, rich flavor.

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

You can serve Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Taco with any variety of dips such as sour cream or guacamole. These dips are delicious and easy to make. Just mix a little of the dip ingredients in with your marinade and let your slow cooker do all the work.

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

And, did we mention that you can make easy-to-make chicken tacos in less than an hour? The trick is to marinate the chicken overnight before cooking so that the flavors can meld together. Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos. A good marinading liquid such as orange juice will also help draw out the flavors of the salsa and other ingredients.

Once you’re done marinating, all you have to do is stir fry the chicken in olive oil over medium heat until it is cooked through, about five minutes. Serve on tortilla chips with your favorite dipping sauce.

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

So there you have it! Now you know how to make one of my favorite dishes ever made – queso chicken tacos! What a great way to end the day.

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