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Shredded Tex Mex Crock Pot Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy shredded tex mex crock pot chicken recipe? Learn how to make shredded tex mex crock pot chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by duncand1521

Makes 6 servings



great for chicken tortilla soup, tacos, salads

Recipe Ingredients for shredded tex mex crock pot chicken

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup (packed) cilantro leaves, chopped
2 fruit+2"+dia limes
1 large onion, chopped
1 pepper jalapeno
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil

Recipe Directions for shredded tex mex crock pot chicken

  1. Heat the oil in a medium sized sauté pan. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the cumin, chili powder, coriander, paprika and garlic and sauté two more minutes. Deglaze the pan with the chicken broth making sure to scrape up any browned bits. Turn off and set aside.

  2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Add to crock pot. Squeeze the lime on top, add the cilantro, jalapeno, and pour the onion and garlic mixture over top.

  3. Cook on low for 3-5 hours, or until cooked through (different crock-pots cook at varying heats) and tender. Remove chicken breasts from the crock pot, shred and place in a bowl. Scoop out the onions and add to the chicken. Depending on the amount of juices produced, you may want to add some or all of the juice back to the shredded chicken.

  4. For fast and easy soft tacos, add this chicken to taco sized flour tortillas with shredded lettuce, avocado, tomato, cilantro, red onion, and cheese (I like cheddar, pepper jack, or feta best). Add a dollop of sour cream and salsa, too, if you like.

  5. Kitchen Tip: To easily juice the lime, roll it on the counter top a few times like you are kneading it. Then slice in half and squeeze. Or use a hand juicer. My favorite is the Pampered Chef Citrus Press.

  6. Recipe Note: You could also prepare this recipe in a pressure cooker. Cook for about 20-30 minutes on high pressure if chicken is thawed, 40-45 minutes if chicken is frozen.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 185.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
264
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
737mg
31%
Potassium
401mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
6.6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
34.0g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 4% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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