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    Southwestern Taco Chicken

    Southwestern Taco Chicken. Photo by **Tinkerbell**

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    8 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    8 hrs

    collettem's Note:

    A very easy crock pot recipe that is absolutely delicious. This recipe originally appeared on The meat can be served over rice, rolled up in tortillas, or put into taco shells.

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    1. 1
      Add everything except the rice,cheese, and cilantro to the crock pot and stir it well. Make sure the chicken is covered by the mixture. Cook on the low setting for 8 hours.
    2. 2
      Near the end of the cooking time, cook the rice and set aside.
    3. 3
      After the 8 hours of cooking, remove the lid of the crock pot and stir the mixture with a fork to shred the chicken. By now it should be very tender and should fall apart easily.
    4. 4
      Serve the chicken mixture over rice and top with cheddar and cilantro.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 21, 2012


      Delicious! This assembles quickly in the crock pot, so it is perfect for those busy days when you don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. I'm always looking for quick, easy crock pot recipes to use in our RV when we are on vacation, and this recipe will be added to my collection. I served it over brown rice and topped it with Mexican 4-cheese blend, chopped cilantro, and sliced green onions. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
      **Made for Spring 2012 PAC**

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    • on April 03, 2012


      This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written and like Tink, mine was done in about three hours. I did add the rice to the crockpot in the last 15 minutes so it would soak up some of the flavors. We all enjoyed this. Made for Spring PAC 2012

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    • on March 31, 2012


      Huge hit! I didn't make the rice, knowing that my family would prefer wrapping the chicken mixture in tortillas instead, but we all agree that next time we'll make the rice and wrap it inside as well. This recipe was super easy to throw together and in my newest crock pot, even on low, everything was cooked and shredded in just under 4 hours. We have about half the recipe leftover, so I used the FoodSaver to vacuum pack it and put it in the freezer for a quick meal down the road. I think this will freeze and reheat very nicely. Thanks for sharing, collettem! We'll be making this again. Made & enjoyed for the Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef event.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southwestern Taco Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (297 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 418.6
    Calories from Fat 80
    Total Fat 8.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 54.4 mg
    Sodium 486.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 58.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 26.3 g

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