Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Life Changing Chicken Taco Meat

There's so little new under the sun.  So few things that can break through the ennui of the summer day.  Blah-diddy-blah.  But in a passing conversation with DD, I was given the gift of life.  Sort of like Jonas in The Giver meets Jesus meets Rachael Ray.

Here it is:

Chicken Taco Meat

Whole bunch of chicken, fresh, frozen, doesn't matter.  Seriously, this would work with anything from a pound to four pounds (which is what I did)
1/2 to 1 cup salsa (depending on amount of chicken), homemade, Pace, whatever kind, doesn't matter
2 t. chili mix, taco seasoning, spice blend, doesn't matter
2 t. salt - this does matter

Dump it all the crock pot on low all day or on high after noon.  Cooking times will vary depending on how much chicken and if it started out frozen.  I did a mix of breasts and thighs.  Shred with a fork.  Heat some tortillas.  Figure out whatcha got in the fridge.  Done.  Check, please.

I made quite a bit of extra and got what I think is two more meals worth for the whole family.  DD says the leftovers are great for stuffing enchiladas (can you hear the angel choir?)

Now, DD is a gal who has it all going on, and I mean has her shit together, but this elevates her to serious rock star status.

I bow down.


  1. Awesome. I haven't used the taco seasoning before, but I will try it. I usually just make it with the chicken and the salsa. I have done it with green sauce before and that is also quite yummy!

  2. are these the same carnitias you made way back when? i treated them as such with the broiler and accoutrements...quite tasty. :)