Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Crock Pot Taco Chicken Bowls


Short days, long nights, bulky sweaters, and slow cookers.  This time of year feels heavy, with it's extra layers, warm blankets, and sturdy boots.  Winter is about comfort foods.  Substantial soups, hearty stews, and casseroles.  And Taco Chicken Bowls.


Our Crock Pot is seeing so much use, that it's taken up permanent residence on the kitchen counter.  It will likely find it's way back into a cupboard in a few month's time, but for now it's front and centre in the kitchen.


These Taco Chicken Bowls are a favourite in our house.  I was inspired by this recipe.  I've tweaked the spices slightly and used more beans.  Sometimes I'll add an extra chicken breast if I want to ensure leftovers for lunch the next day. 


Have you ever made your own tortilla shells?  I used this recipe.




Crock Pot Taco Chicken Bowls

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 large jar salsa
2 cans black beans
½ lb (8 oz) frozen corn
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin
½ - 1 tsp chili pepper flakes (depending on how much heat you like)
½ tsp ground pepper
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ cup water

Add everything to the crock pot, stir well, making sure chicken is covered.  Cook on low 8 hours.  Roughly chop or shred chicken before serving.

Serve over cooked rice with sour cream, shredded cheddar and avocado.  Or try it with quinoa...or wrap it all up in a tortilla shell!





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26 comments:

  1. Mmmm, I bet that's a fab dish! Happy (Belated) New Years greetings to you and your family!

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  2. This sounds fantastic! I love our crockpot (or slowcooker as we tend to call them over here in Aus) and we tend to use it year round as it's so much easier to get everything in first thing in the morning rather than trying to get dinner ready with two smalls going feral at 4pm! Definitely going to be pinning this and giving it a try. Thanks for sharing!
    (Found you via Thriving on Thursday)

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  3. Yumm this looks so nice, I would never think to use a slowcooker for that. I only ever use one for stews and roast chicken ddishes!

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  4. This looks wonderful and so tasty. My crockpot gets used all year long but probably more in the winter. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Have a healthy happy weekend.

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  5. fantastic idea for a cold winter night! this looks so good. I don't know if my youngest would go for it, but who cares: more of us grown ups! :)

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  6. I love using my slow cooker, and I love Mexican food even more! I'll definitely be giving this recipe a whirl. Thanks for sharing! Found you over on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party :)

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  7. Hopped over from the Friday Blog Hop to say hi! This recipe looks amazing, I need to get my slow cooker out a lot more!

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  8. I never thought about making my own flour tortillas - I'll have to give that a try! I love soups and chilis and crockpot recipes in the cold winter months - pinned this one to my board!

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  9. These look awesome, and I love that you can use a Crock-Pot! I should move mine to its own corner too. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. :)

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  10. I'm always looking for new crock pot recipes, this one looks great! Thanks for sharing at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing your post on Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party #62. I've pinned your post to our Pinterest board.

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  12. This sounds so delicious!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  13. These look absolutely amazing!! MUST try them soon!

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  14. Hi Jenn,
    This looks delicious and what a great idea, can't wait to try it. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. Whoo these look tasty, need to try these :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

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  16. Now, that just looks yummy! My husband would love that. You know, I need to start getting more creative with my Crockpot! By the way, thanks so much for stopping by the other day!

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  17. Looks so good! and you make your own tortillas?! Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party last week! Hope you stop by again today! bit.ly/1EqDIug

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  18. These look super yummy! I love slow cooker recipes because it makes it so much easier at night when I'm exhausted from the day.

    Thanks for sharing at #InspireMeMondays !

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  19. This looks tasty. I think would like that.

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  20. Sounds like a great meal! I'm liking slow cooker meals more and more these days. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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  21. I think your crock pot is the same as our slow cooker - and I love mine! I am going to pin this recipe - it sounds perfect for us. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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  22. I love these taco bowls. It's fun to set everything up on the counter and everyone can assemble their own just how they like them.
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

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  23. These look delicious and very warming too. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  24. Hi Jenn,
    This looks good! I love my crockpot and I'm always looking for something new to cook in it. We love Mexican food, so I might want to try this!
    Hope you are surviving winter! We survived the blizzard of 2015!
    Dawn

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  25. Hey you!!!! I am so making this....this looks amazing!!! You always have the best recipes! Wishing you a lovely weekend!! Nicole xo

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  26. Looks like a perfect week night meal.

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