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Crockpot Chicken Tacos (With Leftovers for Tortilla Soup!)

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This is my super-easy, incredibly versatile recipe for chicken taco filling. The leftovers do double-duty for the best and easiest tortilla soup ever.

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope Taco Seasoning
  • 6 pieces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 jar Salsa (16 0z)

Preparation

Dump everything into a crock pot and give it a little stir to blend the seasoning with the salsa. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork.

For tacos, serve the chicken with soft flour tortillas, lettuce, shredded cheese and sour cream. This is very versatile and can be used for enchiladas, nachos, tostadas, etc. Any leftover chicken can then be used for tortilla soup (make it the next day or freeze the chicken to use at a later time).

Here is my own version of our favorite soup at the now-defunct Tia’s Tex Mex.

Tortilla Soup Ingredients:

approximately 1 cup of leftover chicken taco meat
1 32. oz box of chicken broth
1 can of Milder Ro-Tel (tomatoes with chilies)
1 can of corn
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice

Dump everything in a pot and simmer for about 30 minutes. Garnish with crumbled tortilla chips and shredded cheese (Mexican blend).

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shilohbarkley on 1.29.2012

found this on pinterest. Usually don’t bother with recipes that don’t have a photo.

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Sarah on 5.2.2011

I left this chicken and all the fixings at my boyfriends house so he could have some for lunch the next day. He called me as he was eating it to tell me it was the BEST Mexican food he’d ever had. I’d call that a success! Especially since he had it reheated. Great recipe! Can’t wait to try it out with the soup!

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sbrown6879 on 4.27.2011

This was AWESOME…and way too easy! Didn’t have salsa so I subbed a can of rotel and can of spicy tomato sauce. Everyone loved it. Can’t wait to try the soup.

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lezmcq on 4.20.2011

This was so easy to prepare and it tasted delicious ! Even my picky son scoffed his. It’s a keeper! Thanks

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js on 7.26.2012

Great, easy recipe. Used the shredded chicken for fajitas. Used a jar of Newman’s Own pineapple salsa, a can of Rotel tomatoes and a fajita seasoning packet (had them all in pantry) and it turned out great. Also squeezed fresh lime on the chicken once shredded.

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shilohbarkley on 2.10.2012

Used two breasts for two people and kept everything else the same. Yummy!

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sngarza on 7.18.2011

So easy and really delicious. Served this to some friends over the weekend and they loved it.

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KrisG on 4.24.2011

We make regular old beef tacos almost every week so this was a nice change! I used the left over chicken to whip up some tortilla soup using canned tomato soup, cheddar and sour cream. It was awesome!

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alecia8 on 4.19.2011

The flavor of this chicken was AMAZING! I took it to a potluck dinner and it was a HUGE HIT!!! I used it the next day to make quesadillas…DE-LISH!!

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