Crockpot Chili Lime Chicken Tacos and Mexican Quinoa

Hi Friends!  Can you believe it’s already almost February!?

This is a quick post, but I wanted to share an easy meal for you on this lovely Friday, in the hopes that it might give you an easy weekend meal idea – or an idea for next week while you meal-plan this weekend.  ;-)

On my last post, I hinted that I might have made this:

Chili Lime Chicken Tacos

I don't recommend plain coconut yogurt as seen above...

If you have read my posts, you know that I don’t eat a lot of meat.  I’m a fish and veggie kind of girl – but every so often something tempts me that I just have to try, like this Chili Lime Chicken Taco Recipe.  My family LOVED this meal – and I loved how super easy it was to make!   I served it with a Daily Garnish Quinoa recipe, minus the mushrooms.  It is similar to our Quinoa dish that I serve frequently in our house but uses lime instead of spices and also avocado instead of corn.   Deeeeeelicious!! :-)

My husband and kids ate their tacos in flour tortillas – I had mine in lettuce wraps.

Easy Lime Chili Chicken Tacos
5.0 from 3 reviews
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Recipe type: Main
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 10 mins
Serves: 4-6, makes about 10 tacos
Simple chicken taco recipe to make in the crockpot. I found this on Pinterest from the Taste of Home site and slightly modified it
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (spend some time cleaning and trimming the fat)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Combine lime juice and cumin/chili powder with a whisk, then brush over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  4. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker.
  5. Stir in corn and your favorite salsa.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Serve in tortillas or lettuce wraps and top with your favorite taco toppings.

Really, really yummy meal and a total hit with the whole family.  Hopefully this will give you an easy dinner idea for the weekend!   You can just throw it together and then go run your Saturday/Sunday errands, coming home to an easy breezy meal!  :)

Happy Weekend, Everyone!

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About Kim

I am the mother of two wonderful kiddos, Allen and Zane - and happily married to Lance (HealthyDaddy). :) I love learning about healthy eating and my journey led me to finding a way to keep all of this truly exciting information in one place. I found that I was forgetting recipes that I loved a year ago - or misplacing them. This website is a way to keep it together, while sharing with the world (Or the 5 people who will read this!) what I have learned. I'm trying to change the world...or at least our eating habits...one meal at a time. :)

Comments

  1. sandy Calapan says:

    Just made the mexican quiona and it is AWESOME!!!!!!!! I ate it over shredded lettuce and topped it with quacamole. I will be repeating this again. Thanks so much.

    • Kim says:

      Hi Sandy! I’m soo glad you loved it as much as I did! How great is it?!! I’m in love with the DailyGarnish site. Emily has some wonderful recipes there. Thanks for commenting on our site! :)

  2. Melissa says:

    Made these tonight for dinner…SO GOOD!! Hubby and kiddos had tacos…I had lettuce wraps….we all loved it! And, I’m planning on making lettuce wraps with the Mexican Quinoa tomorrow for lunch! :)

  3. Melissa says:

    I forgot to rate these…5 stars for sure…we will be making them often! :)

  4. Kim says:

    Oh good! :) Glad you survived it! :) xoxo

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