Crock Pot Taqueria Chicken Tacos

August 21, 2012

Yep. Tacos. I know. I know. I post alot of taco/nachos/enchilada recipes.  I can't help it!  Subconsciously,  I think, if I keep serving Mexican food or some close version of it, Mr Plain will eventually see the light and love it too.  That isn't exactly how it's been going though.  He is a tough customer.  It took me 8 years to convince him that spaghetti sauce isn't quite as horrible as he once thought.  Although, in his defense, as a child,  his family, ate their spaghetti topped with tomato soup.  Not, a fancy, homemade spiced up soup, but, plain ole' canned soup.  I, that's disgusting.  So, I steps.

So, chicken tacos.  I found this recipe over at Terri at "That's some good cookin'".  {Good cookin' it is.  Check out her site.  She is awesomely fabulous.}  This chicken is so tasty and cooking in the crock pot makes it that much better. The Italian & Ranch seasoning is a great mix. You don't even have to use this chicken for tacos.  It can also work for enchiladas, salads or heck, just on a's that good.

1-1/2 lbs chicken breast
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1-.7oz packet Italian dressing seasoning mix
1 packet (1oz) Ranch dressing seasoning mix
1/2 cup canola oil

Spray crock pot with non stick cooking spray. Place chicken in pot. In a jar or container, mix water, vinegar,cumin,chili powder and dressing mixes. Cover and shake well.  Then, add oil. Shake again until well combined. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on high 4 hours. Shred chicken with forks and let cook an additional 30 minutes. For best results, remove chicken with slotted spoon, to let liquid drain before serving.
Serve with soft or hard taco shells. Garnish with lettuce, salsa, cheese or as desired.


  1. Sounds like a delicious way to eat chicken. And who can complain about an easy prep? :)

  2. Thanks Anita :) Have a good day!

  3. Both this and your Rice Krispie recipes look so delicious! I might try that chicken taco recipe for my kids, to give them a healthier alternative to ground beef.

    By the way, I'm so sorry Food on Fridays was unavailable last week. I was locked out of my blog and unable to get in and publish anything at all. But thanks to my new tech support, it's live now, if you would like to join up this week. No pressure. I just wanted you to know.

  4. Thanks Ann. Hope you & your kids enjoy them :)
    I am heading over and linking up.
    Have a good weekend!

  5. Just wanted to stop by and let you know this will be one of the features on Tuesday @ All My Bloggy Friends. I hope you're enjoying your weekend! Thank you so much for sharing this last week! My whole family would *love* this - pinned :)

  6. Thank you Jamie! That's very sweet of you, enjoy :)

  7. Got a chuckle out your comment. Mr Plain will eventually see the light and love it too. My husband will not eat anything Mexican (or at least he doesn't think he is eating Mexican) and I am not sure why he doesn't like it. I love this recipe and may have to make and love that it is a crock pot recipe. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  8. Marly,if you try them, let me know how he likes them :) Enjoy!

  9. This sounds delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again. The party will be live with features tomorrow night.

    Thanks, Nichi

  10. Hi Erin. I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed this recipe (minus 'he who has obvious post traumatic stress disorder' over spaghetti with tomato soup). Love you blog, by the way.

  11. Thanks Mooch..I will be linking up :)
    Thanks Terri- we loved them! It's a great recipe. I love your blog too :)

  12. This is what's for dinner (tonight). Remember that commercial? This looks so good. I do not have Italian dressing mix, but I do have taco mix, so I am going to use that instead.

    1. Hope it turned out great! Thanks for stopping by :)


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