Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

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Well blaze of glory I’m posting food.

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I’ve got one baby in a body sling and the other hanging from the ceiling fan blades. I’m doing A’IGHT.

So check this out. I actually cooked three nights in a row! THREE. 3! TOIS. I have no idea how and I’m pretty sure a pacifier or 40 have ended up in our food, but I’m cooking. And it feels good. And I even took photos. Mind you, I’m basically showing you the exact same photo four different times, but slightly further out. Just scroll down. Go look.

Yep, same photo.

Well bollocks.

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(I’ve been watching a lot of Sherlock lately, so I’m trying “bollocks” on for size. Does it work? Wow, that was quick and resounding no.)

This type of meal was invented for people like me. Postpartum psycho maniacs with a saggy topknot, unbrushed teeth and poopy diapers coming out of her face. You throw a stuff of bunch into a slow day early in the cooker, and then throw together the eat right before you slaw.

Hold on, I have 15 babies crying.

Okay what was I saying?

Right. Crock Pot, chicken tacos, shredded happiness, dinner. The end.

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Oh good there’s a pacifier in my bra. Good.

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos:

What it took for 6:

for the chicken mix:

* 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
* 1 pound chicken thighs
* 1 (16 oz) jar of favorite salsa
* 1 red onion, sliced
* 4 – 5 cloves garlic, chopped
* 1 Tbs. chili powder
* 2 tsp ground cumin
* 1 Tbs. smoked paprika
* salt and pepper to taste

for the cabbage slaw:

* 3 cups finely shredded red cabbage
* 1 cup chopped cilantro
* juice of one lime
* pinch of salt

Throw everything (but not the cabbage slaw) into a slow cooker and cook for 4 to 6 hours. (Or if you’re at work, 8 hours on low) Shred with tongs or a couple of forks and let cook another 30 minutes or so.

Serve in corn or flour tortillas topped with the cabbage slaw. Yes.

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And because I can’t help muhself.

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Ugh.

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47 Responses to Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

  1. Aggie January 30, 2014 at 6:54 am #

    I love you, your babies & your chicken tacos!!!

  2. Rachel Cooks January 30, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    I’m impressed! Three days in a row is HUGE! Way to go! Also — please end every post with baby photos. :) Please and thanks.

    • T. girl January 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

      diddo that rachel!

  3. DessertForTwo January 30, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    ahhh! You’re cooking! You’re so amazing! If you want me to take 15 babies off your hand, I’m your gal! :)

  4. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 30, 2014 at 7:17 am #

    Omg. I WANT TO EAT THEM!!!! The babies are cute too. BUT THOSE TACOS! JUST KIDDING THE BABIES STOLE THE SHOW!! WHY AM I SCREAMING? Oh heck. So proud of you mama!!

  5. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite January 30, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    I agree with Rachel. Definitely impressed that you got to cook 3 nights in a row.

    This looks so good and I hope you had some leftovers for the next night.

  6. Tieghan January 30, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    Um, you are incredible! So happy you are back to cooking. These tacos are kind of awesome! But I really love the baby photos too! :)

  7. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist January 30, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Laughing so hard right now. I can’t believe you’re posting already!

  8. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes January 30, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    girrrl I can barely cook three nights in a row without having an orphanage worth of babies in my house – bravo sista!

  9. Laurie {Simply Scratch} January 30, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    Look at them! Those babbbbies are all kinds of adorable! And those tacos… gimme! Xo

  10. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps January 30, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Glad to see you back so soon!!!! And back with vengeance I might add! These look to-die-for, I just want to eat them all up this very minute. Those tacos look pretty good too. ;)

  11. Melissa January 30, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Bev. You are my hero! How do you do it? I’m right there with you on the saggy topknot (that’s falling out by the clump-fulls), poopy diapers, and unbrushed teeth. It’s mighty glam. Hope you are well my friend. I think of you daily!

  12. Megan {Country Cleaver} January 30, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    Gimme those babies wrapped in those tacos and I’m all set!! Squishy adorableness overload.

  13. Heather Christo January 30, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    I love you Bev!!! You go girl getting back at it- I am proud. And please don’t let those precious baby pictures dry up, they help me get my baby fix.

  14. Megan January 30, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    I adore your blog, your recipes, and your babies! My twin girls are now 6 months and looking at pics of your little babes, makes me wish for those early days back. But it just keeps getting better – and so much fun! Enjoy those precious little ones!

  15. Darcy January 30, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Your babes are SO adorable!

  16. Jen of My Tiny Oven January 30, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    You go girl!! Cooking 3 nights in a row, you are super mom. I can barely do that and I have no kids, well except the boyfriend! The babies are scrumptious!!

  17. Trisha (Stew or a Story) January 30, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    Your two little tacos are the cutest! and I don’t mean the ones with chicken… :)

  18. tonia January 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Omgosh! I thought i was reading about a day in my life…crockpot, baby in a sling, diapers and all! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Rachel @thedessertchronicles January 30, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    You are rocking this mom thing! The tacos look delicious and your baby photos make my day every time. Don’t stop posting!!

  20. Heather || Heather's Dish January 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Tacos? What tacos? I want to munch those sweet little cheeks and noses… :)

  21. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg January 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Impressive. And the tacos look great. Babies are too cute.

  22. Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living January 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    The crock pot is a glorious invention, but good recipes for it are hard to come by. This recipe, however, looks perfect. Thanks for sharing– I can’t wait to give it a try.

  23. Tracey @ Cooking with Love January 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    Awwww, you go girl! Multi-tasking Mama! Taco’s looks yummy and the babies are scrumptious!!! ;)

  24. Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists January 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    Woo, chicken tacos and babies! Love this!

  25. dishing up the dirt January 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    two babies…. three days in a row…crock pot chicken tacos…You go girl!!! XO

  26. Erica January 30, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Congrats on the feat of 3 meals in a row! And getting one for a post. :)

  27. Mel G January 31, 2014 at 5:49 am #

    You’re doing an awesome job, those babies look so yummy! I always had a pacifier in my bra too lol. And the slow cooker is your best friend right now! Keep it up, mama xx

  28. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids January 31, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    Those sweet babies simply must make an appearance in every single post. You must promise that to me right now. Love the babies and the food!

  29. Brie @ Entrée the Giant January 31, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    Ahhh, look at their teeny, tiny, twinny faces.

  30. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes January 31, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Slow cooker to the rescue! I could never seem to stock up on prepared freezer meals before baby so the slow cooker came in mighty handy.

    I am sure these will make a frequent appearance in May after #4 arrives. Plus summer, tacos, and margaritas (how I have missed thee) just work together so well.

    Love all the baby pictures.

  31. Caroline January 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    I LOVE chicken tacos like this, with the tender chicken shredded and so full of flavor! I need that slaw right now! Pinning to make for dinner soon!

  32. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health January 31, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    kudos for cooking three days in a row.. slow cooker is a real life saver there. I have loved seeing pictures of your darlings a lot. Keep it coming.

  33. Paula – bell’alimento January 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    Slow Cooking is one of the top 10 best inventions ever! Beautiful cabbage slaw!

  34. Bri February 1, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Bev, You’re killing it! I can’t believe how put together you are with TWINS! Even if you do have pacifiers in your bra and in your food :) The babies are too cute. Love the pics.

  35. Lindsay February 2, 2014 at 2:07 am #

    You really are just so effing great. This (all of it!) looks wonderful. The entire internet would like to babysit your babies, please.

  36. Kevin @ Closet Cooking February 3, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    So simple and tasty! and they are so cute!

  37. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion February 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    You are a super start. these look amazing, and so do the babies

  38. Jennie @themessybakerblog February 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    The fan sounds like a fun ride; it might even lull the baby to sleep. I think you’re onto something. I happen to be a Sherlock freak, so I love it. These tacos look delicious and your photos are beautiful.

  39. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance February 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    “bollocks” haha! I think it works and I say go for it! This looks super easy to throw to my boyfriend. Done and done. I am heading to the store tonight.

  40. Averie @ Averie Cooks February 4, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    The fact that you’re blogging is mindblowing!! And that you’re cooking, too. You are SUPERWOMAN!

  41. Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy March 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Hey Bev! First of all, the twins = amazing. Love the pics on FB, love the captions, love it all. Second of all, I made these tacos in the crock pot and they came out fab. BUT, I want to make them again for a dinner where I will only have two hours to prepare and no crock pot (girls bach party at the beach). Are there any shortcuts? Can I boil the chicken then shred then toss with salsa and cook a little longer?

    • Bev Weidner March 3, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

      I totally think you could! Just boil the chicken, shred and toss with some salsa. Cook for a bit and voila! Which is everything you just said. Sorry. Let me know how it turns out!

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