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Recipe: Easy chicken tacos

Posted at 1:41 PM, Sep 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-02 15:41:55-04

Leslie Chan, Salt Lake County Chronic Disease Prevention Dietitian and Jessica Maple, Salt Lake County Chronic Disease Prevention Educator show us how to easily whip up chicken tacos!

Chicken Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 hours in crockpot

Serves: 4


1 lb. chicken breasts (3 large or 4 small)

1 1/2 Cups salsa

2 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning

1 package flour tortillas


shredded cheese (sharp)

plain yogurt

cooked black or pinto beans

tomatoes, diced


lettuce, shredded

red onions, sliced

Place chicken, salsa and seasoning in the slow cooker. If chicken is thawed, cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. If chicken is frozen, cook on high for 5-6 hours. Cut or shred the chicken. Serve chicken and sauce in tortillas. Add toppings as desired.

Homemade Taco Seasoning


2 Tbsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp paprika

1 Tbsp ground cumin

2 1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Mix well. Use about 2 Tbsp of the mix for each pound of meat, or more or less as desired.