Quick Dinner Fixins: Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

If there has been one thing to steal my heart from the wonderful clouds of smoke from my grill this year, it has been my slow cooker. I have always loved having a magic dinner-ready-when-I-walk-into-a-house-filled-with-tummy-growling-awesomeness tool but this year I really feel in love with it. And why? BBQ nachos waiting for me at 9:30 at night after a long day of work, creamy soups comforting me when I can’t chew, and this cookbook.

America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution has been my most used cookbook this year. I am constantly flipping through it tabbing more and more pages. I have expanded my slow cooker collection to one large one, two small, and now one of those fancy triple ones for parties (thank you, Santa) and there are days when I feel like I could possibly use all of them. Every time I think I can walk away from this cook book for a little while, I am drawn back in by one more recipe I just have to try.  (Heck, I have made two from it this week alone!)

Now, because this is a book from America’s Test Kitchen (cough, Cook’s Illustrated) even this slow cooker book is not for a novice chef. It’s not dump everything in and walk away, poof, dinners ready 7 hours later. There is prep work, though it’s not terribly much. There may be some browning, or some simmering before hand but because its a ATK book, you know they did some crazy amount of research to make that simmering and browning 100% worth it.  Every recipe I have tried from the 336 page thick book has been mouth watering, hearty, and satisfying.

No, the following recipe is not from Slow Cooker Revolution. It’s a simple, fast, and painless kind of meal with no prep work and the product of some quick rummaging through the pantry. But I did want to get you all excited about the book. Why? Well I guess you will just have to scroll down a bit more.

I’m sure many of you are wondering where the pomp and circumstance when when I hit 2000 fans on facebook like I said was coming. I didn’t forget! Promise. Life just got, well, you know how it is…. So now, to celebrate 2100 fans – I am giving away a copy of Slow Cooker Revolution.

This post was not sponsored by anyone buy my piggy bank and me. This is a giveaway I am hosting to thank you for being great readers and to share my own enthusiasm for this book.

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  1. Rose says

    Thanks for the chicken taco recipe. It sounds great!
    I would love to see some slow cooker recipes using your triple cooker. I got one of those as a gift and don’t know what to do with it.

  2. says

    I think these tacos are enough to make me want to run out and buy this book pronto! But I’ll see if I win it first =) Hehe – seriously, these tacos are calling my name, big time!

  3. Becca says

    oooh I didn’t know ATK had a slow cooker cookbook! I’ve been wanting some white chicken chili lately.

    Also liked on FB and following in my RSS feed :)

  4. says

    Do you have a recipe for enchilada sauce for slow cooker? That seems like the perfect recipe to make in bulk and save for recipes like this one.

  5. says

    Wow, those look amazing. I love the color of those chilis, too; such a deep, rich shade. There’s something almost magical about chilis, isn’t there?

  6. Colby says

    Do you have any recommendations for enchilada sauce substitution? My hubby isn’t a huge fan, but loves the shredded chicken at mexican restaurants and has been begging me to find a good recipe for home!


  1. […] This next recipe was billed as “a painless kind of meal with no prep work and the product of some quick rummaging through the pantry.” Sounds like just what I’m looking for! Keep that slow cooker handy, but this time add a couple of boneless chicken breasts, plus enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, Tabasco sauce, and pepper. When the chicken is tender enough to shred with a fork, you’re ready to break out the tortillas and serve your slow cooker chicken tacos. (Pass the Sushi) […]

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