Friday, April 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos from Mountain Mama Cooks

Delicious chicken taco filling made in the slow cooker, and then the tacos are baked until they're crispy and delicious!  

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(Photo from Mountain Mama Cooks.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and these Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos from Mountain Mama Cooks sound to me like something every taco-loving family would like!  They were a big hit with the family of my sister Pam, who tried them when I first featured this recipe.)

Sometimes good ideas are so simple you immediately wonder why you never thought of it!  For these Slow Cooker Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos from Mountain Mama Cooks, it's the idea of filling corn taco shells with delicious chicken taco filling that you've made in the slow cooker and then baking them until the shells get crispy!  Kelley says that crispy shells are "the real deal" in these tacos, and I'd have to agree that she's on to something!  And wouldn't this make a wonderful Cinco de Mayo dinner without much work for the cook?

Ingredients for this recipe:
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
  • dried minced onion 
  • kosher salt 
  • chili powder 
  • crushed red pepper 
  • minced garlic 
  • dried oregano 
  • ground cumin 
  • low sodium chicken stock 
  • organic corn tortilla shells 
  • Cotija cheese 
  • smashed avocado or guacamole 
  • fresh cilantro

Get the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos from Mountain Mama Cooks.

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More Ideas with Spicy Mexican Chicken Dishes in the Slow Cooker:
Chicken and Pinto Bean Burrito Bowl from The Perfect Pantry
Chicken Chile Verde from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chicken Fajitas from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chicken Tostadas from Taste and Tell 
Pulled Chicken with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce from Elly Says Opa!


  1. I love the idea of this slow-cooked filling inside something so crunchy. My grandkids would adore it!

  2. Lydia, I'm thinking this simple step will make every kind of tacos better!

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kalyn! Baking the tacos is makes the shells crispy and nutty. Such an easy trick and so, so good!

  4. Kelley, my pleasure (and I can tell this is a winner!)

  5. Made these today....LOVED them! I will definitely make again. Put regular Mexican mix of cheeses for Kelly, he was Leary of the other cheese. I made one with feta as I didn't have was delicious either way!

  6. Pam, so glad to hear you liked them; will pass it on to Kelley (she is one of my Utah blogging friends!)


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