Budget Friendly Eats: Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

April 19, 2012

These slow cooker shredded tacos from Cooking Classy are an inexpensive but delicious meal.  Chicken breasts are cooked low and slow with various warm spices like cumin, paprika, chili powder and cayenne pepper.  Shopping for spices can become pricey- fast.  To avoid a big bill, try to shop at spice stores that let you buy by weight as opposed to in containers.  Also, spices at ethnic markets, like your local Latin grocer, tend to be more affordable compared to a large supermarket chains.  Serve the chicken with warm corn tortillas with all your favorite toppings.


2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast halves
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup Zesty Italian Salad dressing
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, optional (adjust according to desired heat preference or omit)

For full recipe instruction, click here.


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