Meatfull Mexican Monday–Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Let’s settle some rumors here – the real reason I was called “Cheap and Easy” in college was for my style of cooking.monica is scandalous

Seriously, right after that picture was taken I made a snack out 99 Cent store crackers and stolen packs of restaurant jam…

Anyways, here’s another super cheap and easy recipe in honor of Mexican Meatless Meatfull Monday…

Crockpot Chicken TacosIMG_0104 (800x600)

1. Take a jar of TJ’s salsa. This one and the green one are both amazing.IMG_0090 (600x800)

2. Pour it on 4 frozen chicken breasts hanging out in a crockpot. Cover and set on High.IMG_0092 (800x600)

3. Cook for 6 hours. Check after 5 hours if you have little breasts.

Guilty as charged Sad smile

4. Eat half a watermelon while reading email on your dirty phone…IMG_0099 (800x600)

5. When it’s done – Shred chicken on a cutting board. Use two forks and pull chicken apart in the same way you imagine my heart is being torn apart since I heard J.Lo and Marc Anthony are breaking up and fear Ben may leave me for a better booty. I know I would leave me for her.IMG_0107 (800x600)

6. Use chicken to make tacos, burritos, quesadillas, bribe for calling your cat inside, midnight snack…

I made a big ol’ taco salad since I didn’t have a salad for lunch. IMG_0111 (800x600)

I try to keep my salad ratio = 1 part guacamole to 1 part everything else.IMG_0112 (800x600)

7. Eat. No utensils needed. IMG_0115 (800x600)See? Cheap and Easy.


  1. says

    this is so great! i love that pic. i too use that salsa and the green one too and put it in the crockpot with any meat. it tenderizes it perfectly but that salsa has no sugar added which is a bonus for sure :)

  2. PB in ATL says

    I love making chicken this way and then using it for enchiladas! It’s also awesome if you add in black beans, taco seasoning, and diced green chiles.

    Speaking of cheap and easy, my Dad always talks about how when he was in college he used to make mini pizzas using saltines and ketchup – gross!

  3. says

    We here in South Africa also have a similar pot like the crock pot but it’s called: The Slowcooker. It does the same and have the same settings as your crock pot.
    I too love to put frozen meats in it and have it ready by the time me and my family get home in the evenings.
    Last night I had chicken as well out of my slow cooker. Instead of tomato relish, I made my own white sauce of milk and added mushrooms. That went over my chicken and we had Chicken a la King ready when we got home :) Served on a bed of broccoli and roasted sweet potato.

  4. says

    I am always looking for crockpot recipes, and this looks like I won’t have too much trouble with! I don’t always have access to frozen chicken breast, but the canned stuff instead. I bet it would work the same way, just cook for less time.

  5. says

    My heart broke a bit too when I heard JLo and Marc Anthony were splitting up! I’m not sure why, I’m not a huge fan of either of theirs but for some reason I guess I hoped that someone in hollywood could hold a long-term relationship!

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