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Easy Crock Pot Shredded Taco Chicken

I can’t remember where I first saw the idea for this.  It’s probably something my oldest daughter pinned.  This is so simple I’m not sure it even qualifies as a recipe.

buying viagra with paypal It’s chicken breasts that you cook in the crock pot, shred, and use for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas… there are a ton of options.

All you need is 1.5 – 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a package of taco seasoning, and a 16 ounce jar of salsa.  Our grocery store was running a sale on split chicken breasts so we stocked up and I cut the meat away from the bones before using.

Ingredients For Taco Chicken

Put the chicken breasts in the crock pot.

Chicken Breasts Ready For Taco Chicken

Sprinkle with the taco seasoning.

Adding The Seasoning Packet To Taco Chicken

Then top with the salsa.

Pouring The Salsa On Taco Chicken

Taco Chicken Covered In Salsa

Set the crock pot on low and let it go for 5-6 hours.

Taco Chicken Cooking On Low


Here it is all cooked.

Taco Chicken After Cooking Before Shredding

When done use 2 forks to shred the chicken and stir it up.

That’s it. So simple and so delicious.  This freezes well and makes enough for our family to get two meals out of it.

You might also be interested in this other crock pot shredded chicken post.

What’s your favorite crock pot chicken recipe.

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Super Easy Stuffing Meatloaf

Is there anything better than walking into the house after a long day and being greeted by the aroma of supper in the oven? If there is I can’t think of it right now.

That’s what was waiting for me tonight!  It was a new meatloaf we were trying for the first time .  The original suggestion came from one of my forum friends and we found the official recipe on the Stove Top Stuffing website.

That’s right!  This recipe calls for a box of chicken flavored stuffing mix.  I would have never thought to try that.  My wife said it was easy to put together.  Only 5 ingredients.

Stuffing Meatloaf Plated

It was incredible!  Very moist.  Great flavor.  Sweet and smokey due to the inclusion of BBQ sauce mixed into the meat and as a glaze.  If you don’t already have a family favorite  meatloaf recipe give this one a try.

Stuffing Meatloaf

Do you have a favorite recipe that calls for a box of stuffing mix?

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Cheesy Crock-Pot Chicken Bacon Tater Tot Casserole

Another busy week and the desire to try some different recipes had us making a new crock-pot recipe today.  It turned out great so I thought I’d share it with you!

The inspiration for this recipe came from something my oldest daughter pinned on Pinterest.  It was a recipe from The Country Cook Blog.

The recipe sounded great… but being me… I felt the need to tweak it just a bit.  I asked my daughter how she would change it.  What spices might she want to use?

What we came up with was fantastic!

Cheesy Crock-Pot Chicken Bacon Tater Tot Casserole

Here’s what you need:

1 – 1.5 pound boneless skinless chicken breast

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 – 10.5 ounce can of Cream of Chicken Soup

10.5 ounces of milk

1 – 30 ounce package of tater tots

1 tablespoon parsley flakes

1/2 pound bacon

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

Cheesy Chicken Tator Tot Casserole Ingredients

First, cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Frozen Chicken Breast

Cubed Raw Chicken

Then it’s time to cook the bacon.  I tried a new method; cooking it in water as demonstrated in this video.

Cooking Bacon In Water

It turned out great! I’ll definitely be using that technique again.

Cooked Bacon


Once the bacon is cooked and cooled go ahead and chop it up.

Chopped Cooked Bacon

Time to make the “sauce”.  In a bowl whisk together the cream of chicken soup,  milk (use the soup can to measure), parsley flakes, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Cheesy Chicken Tator Tot Casserole Sauce

Now it’s time to assemble the casserole.  Layer the tater tots, chicken, cheese, and bacon in 2-3 layers.

Cheesy Chicken Tator Tot Casserole Layers

Layering Cheesy Chicken Tator Tot Casserole

Pour the sauce evenly over the whole thing.

Adding the sauce

Turn the crock-pot on low and let it go for 4-6 hours.  That’s it!

Ready to cook

Time to serve it up.

Cheesy Chicken Tator Tot Casserole Finished

Cheesy Chicken Tator Tot Casserole Plated

This casserole is delicious and filling!  As we were eating it my wife and youngest daughter suggested that next time we add a bag of frozen chopped broccoli or cauliflower.  Great suggestions that will definitely be tried next time!

Other ideas I might try sometime would be to add some chopped onion, fresh minced garlic, and maybe some water chestnuts for crunch.

What do you think? Does this sound like something you’d like to try? What ways might you modify the recipe?

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