What happens on those days when you don’t have time to cook or you just don’t feel like going to a lot of trouble?  I know sometimes at our house and maybe at yours too we will get takeout or even go out to eat, but there are also those days where that’s really not what you want either.  Why consume all those calories or why spend all that money?  If you’re like me you probably have a couple of go-to recipes that you will use on the days just like that.  Something your family will eat, something you have the ingredients for and something that’s pretty simple.  If I were into betting, I place my money on the fact that many of you have taco night at your house at least occasionally for this very reason.  But since I can almost hear the disappointment of my family at yet another boring taco night, I decided to think outside the box to find something just as easy but with a totally new spin, and in the end we all agreed, Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Tacos are a hit!

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

       

 

 

bbq-chicken-tacos

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken (I used ½ breasts and ½ thighs)
  • 2 tablespoons Kickin Chicken Seasoning (or other bottles chicken seasoning blend)
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce + ½ cup BBQ sauce for later
  • 16 oz bag frozen corn (thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried cilantro
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 small can crispy fried onions
  • 10 – 12 corn tortillas
  1. Add chicken to slow cooker and sprinkle well with seasoning blend
  2. Top with ½ cup BBQ sauce
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred using 2 forks
  5. Add a ladle or two of the cooking juices and discard remaining (you want it to be juicy but not swimming)
  6. Toss with additional ½ cup BBQ sauce and return to slow cooker on keep warm setting until ready to serve
  7. Add thawed corn to large bowl
  8. Add remaining ingredients and toss until combined, adding salt and pepper to taste
  9. Heat corn tortillas according to package directions and serve loaded up with chicken, salsa and crispy onions or as desired

I cooked this on low for 7 hours in my 4 quart multi cooker.

Other delicious topping ideas: additional BBQ sauce, sour cream, ranch or sliced avocado