This is another of my non-recipe, recipes. It’s super simple and you don’t really need to measure anything. You can use a crock pot, or if you are like me and your crock pit recently died, you can use your pasta pot.
First, gather your ingredients:
Approximately 2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 package of Trader Joe’s taco seasoning
1 bunch cilantro
A couple of limes
Pico de Gallo, or chopped onions and tomatoes
I put the chicken breasts, taco seasoning, chopped cilantro, the juice of 3 limes, and Pico de gallo in the pot and added a small amount of chicken broth to cover the bottom of the pot. I put the lid on and set it to simmer for a about an hour and a half. I kept checking to see when the chicken was ready. When it’s ready, it shreds easily. In the crockpot, I would set it to low and it would be ready in 4-6 hours. Once the chicken was shredded, I drained the extra broth out and then portioned it out in plastic containers or Ziplock bags. This chicken is great on top of a salad, in lettuce wraps, or soft tacos. Top with fat free Greek yogurt instead of sour cream 🙂
I love this taco seasoning from Trader Joe’s because I can pronounce all the ingredients. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, Google “homemade taco seasoning” or search on Pinterest. The recipes you find are easy and not filled with sodium and preservatives.
This is a great go-to recipe when I have a busy week. I like that it can creates several meals and that I can vary how I use it… Salad, tacos, letup wraps, stir fry, etc.
Homework: What is your go-to recipe for when you have a busy week?