May 17, 2016

Crockpot Chicken Taco Bowls

Family-friendly sweet and spicy chicken cooked in a crockpot that can be made into tacos, burritos, or bowls!


One of the things I've always loved about my dad is that he has a special fascination for lots of funny little things.

For instance, I remember him always pointing out the brands where the brand-name has become synonyms with the product.

A few that I remember off the top of my head are Kleenex, Xerox, Band-Aids, Jacuzzi, and Post-It.

To be honest, I had no idea that Crockpot fell into this category until a few years ago when I was writing for Spoonful, and after I posted a recipe, my editor came back and said, "I had to rename this because "Crockpot" is a trademarked name."

I was totally floored - I'd always assumed Crockpot was just a generic word for that thing that cooks your dinner all Sunday morning while you're at church.

I quickly learned to always use the term "slow-cooker" instead of "Crockpot" when I wrote for Spoonful.

(This also happened when I was writing for Disney Baby and they told us we couldn't ever use the term "onesie" because it is trademarked. We had to use the much less catchy term "bodysuit").

All of this is to say, if you'd rather call this meal "Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowls," you go right ahead.

Either way, this is one of my favorite crockpot/slow cooker meals that everyone in the family happily eats.

Family-friendly sweet and spicy chicken cooked in a crockpot that can be made into tacos, burritos, or bowls!

Crockpot Chicken Taco Bowls
(adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe)

Serves 4-6

Chicken:
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen is fine!)
1 (14-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Toppings:
Rice
Lettuce
Shredded cheddar cheese
Guacamole
Sour Cream


Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low to for 8-10 hours.

Shred the chicken with two forks and stir so that the extra juices soak in to the kitchen. Salt and pepper to taste.

In a bowl, layer the rice, lettuce, and chicken, then top with cheese, guacamole and sour cream.

Enjoy!

Family-friendly sweet and spicy chicken cooked in a crockpot that can be made into tacos, burritos, or bowls!

2 comments:

  1. Ahhh, you are my hero any time you do a crockpot recipe that is 8-10 hours! Perfect for coming home after the work day.

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  2. Hi! I'm a new reader and I heard you on MMD's What to Read Next. We have similar tastes! This recipe looks perfect for a summer meal! We eat tacos a lot in our house! I loved the story about how Crockpot is a trademark. When I typed it in to the comment box, it had the red underline, with the suggested spelling Crackpot!

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