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SLOW COOKER MEXICAN CHICKEN ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

SLOW COOKER MEXICAN CHICKEN ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

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This Crock Pot Mexican Chicken is so easy and delicious, but the best thing about this chicken is the endless possibilities for using it.SLOW COOKER MEXICAN CHICKEN ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

SLOW COOKER MEXICAN CHICKEN ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

SLOW COOKER MEXICAN CHICKEN

I use this Crock Pot Mexican Chicken for tacos, taco salad,   enchiladas,   tortilla soup,   quesadillas, burritos, a taco ring,  nachos, and more.  This Crock Pot Mexican Chicken works great on a buffet where everyone can build their favorite tacos, burritos, or a taco salad.  By cooking this chicken slowly in the crock pot, it will just fall apart, which is perfect for all these Mexican dishes.  This Mexican Chicken is simple to make, and you can easily double it for a crowd.  When the chicken is done, you can simply take two forks and shred it.  It can be stored in a zip-lock freezer bag and kept in your freezer to have ready for a quick meal.  The main reason I love this Crock Pot Mexican Chicken is it can be used in so many Mexican recipes.  Mexican food is not only delicious but easy to prepare.  You could have dinner ready in a snap. This chicken is quick to prepare in advance and has saved me many times when I had no time to prepare a meal.

SLOW COOKER MEXICAN CHICKEN ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
Season the chicken well and layer it into the bottom of a crock-pot that has been sprayed. Add the finely chopped onion, chicken broth, and lime juice.  Cook on low 4 to 6 hours until the chicken falls apart.  

One of my favorite Bible verses talks about being quick to listen.  If we are quick to do anything, we need to practice being a quick listener. Over the years, it has helped me so much to remember this Bible verse when I want to be ready to give a solution. When we are quick to listen, it shows others that we do care about them.  It also helps us to be able to understand the entire picture of what is happening. Jesus was all about caring for others, and He was very quick to listen.  I recall the story in the Bible where everyone was accusing women of terrible things.  Jesus patiently listened without saying a word.  Then, without speaking, He began to write in the sand.  You can read more at John 8:3-11. Our challenge everyday is to be quick listeners. 

James 1:19 “You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”

Crock-Pot Tex-Mex Shredded Chicken (Tex-Mex Seasoning Recipe)
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
 
Ingredients
  • 4 to 5 Chicken Breasts
  • Tex-Mex Seasoning Recipe: Combine the following ingredients. 2 Tablespoons equal one pack of seasoning.
  • Two teaspoons chili powder
  • One teaspoon cumin
  • And, 1 teaspoon salt
  • One teaspoon paprika
  • Plus, 1 teaspoon sugar
  • And, One teaspoon onion powder
  • One teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • You will also need:
  • One large chopped onion
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • juice of 1 lime.
Instructions
  1. Wash the chicken and generously season the chicken breast on both sides with your favorite Mexican seasoning. You can use a prepared Taco seasoning or Fajita seasoning mix. I like to make my Tex-Mex seasoning using the following recipe.
  2. Mix the Tex-Mex seasoning.
  3. Season each chicken breast very well.
  4. Place the seasoned chicken breast in the bottom of a crock-pot.
  5. Add one large chopped onion
  6. /3 cup chicken broth
  7. juice of 1 lime.
  8. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until it is completely falling apart.
  9. It should shred easily using a couple of forks.
  10. You may want to add some of the liquid from the crock-pot back into the chicken.

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19 Responses to SLOW COOKER MEXICAN CHICKEN ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

  1. I am always in search of a great recipe I can cook up now and put in batches to freeze for later… so many uses for this delicious looking and simple chicken recipe. Love this! Blessings…Shari

  2. Hey Diane, I love this recipe! Crockpot chicken is so moist and delicious, and your seasonings sound fabulous! I will be including this recipe in my Cinco de Mayo roundup on Friday.

  3. This Tex-Mex looks delicious can’t wait to try it with some of your other recipes. I do have a question, you said after you cook the chicken and shred it, you say to add a little liquid back to the chicken, if I’m going to freeze some of it do I also add a little liquid? Just want to make sure so I don’t mess it up. 🙂 Also the recipe for the seasoning how much does that make? May double or triple so I will have it when I need it. 🙂 :). Thanks again…

    • Joanne,

      If I had a little liquid back to it, it would depend on what I was fixing. I do like to save the broth for Chicken tortilla soup or chicken taco soup. I freeze the chicken without any liquid and use it for Nachos, Tex-Mex Casserole, and more. http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2014/01/19/crock-pot-chicken-used-for-many-recipes/ I have also used this chicken in a Tex-Mex salad and burritos.
      When I freeze this chicken, I add some in the bottom of a large zip lock bag and roll the bag up tight getting the air all out.

      I hope this helps. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.
      If you have not already, I would love for you to follow my blog if you do not already. I send out a monthly newsletter with cooking tips.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  4. Just to confirm that this would work all right with a doubled recipe? Would all of the proportions stay the same? I think if I made it, I would want more than 4 – 5 pieces.

    • Faye,

      This Tex-Mex chicken is a great time saver. I love it because you can use it for so many different meals.

      Blessings and have a Marvelous Monday!
      Diane Roark
      I am a southern food & travel blogger. Please consider follow my blog, if you do not already.

  5. I’m so excited about these crock pot recipes. That’s all I can fit into my day with 4 little boys running around! Thank you!

    • Carol,
      Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. This Crock pot Tex Mex Chicken is not only easy but it truly has so many possibilities. I make some using this chicken at least once a week. We had Nachos this past week and last night we had a taco ring. Both of these dishes were quick and easy using this chicken. I may not have mention it but this chicken freezes well.
      I hope you will consider following my blog if you do not already. You can sign up to follow me on the top right hand corner of each page. I am working on five different giveaways starting 10/30/13 to the middle of December. I will be giving away a cutting board and 4 different great cookbook.

      Blessings and thank you again for letting me know about the meatloaf.
      Diane Roark

  6. Totally found my weakness on this one. I love tex-mex and probably my favorite types of food. We just had fajitas last night and this would have worked perfectly. I just pinned to my crock pot recipes and so going to use this one the next time I need to make chicken for one of my tex-mex recipes. Thank you so much Diane and have a wonderful weekend now!! 🙂

    • Janine,
      You are so welcome! This recipe saves me so many times. I normally always have some of this chicken on hand. We had tacos and a taco ring this past week. I usually making something Mexican at least once every week.

      I hope you have a great weekend!
      Blessings,
      Diane

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