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Slow-Cooker Chile-Chicken Tacos

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  8 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 7 hr 30 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Prepare the spicy chicken filling in a slow cooker in the morning and come home to a mouthwatering Mexican meal!

Ingredients

1 1/4
pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1
envelope (1-oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
cup frozen corn, thawed
1
can (10 ounces) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
package (4.6 ounces) Old El Paso™ taco shells, warmed if desired
3
cups shredded lettuce
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs in cooker. Sprinkle with taco seasoning mix and brown sugar; toss to coat. Mix in green chiles, corn and 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce. Refrigerate remaining enchilada sauce.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3 Place chicken on cutting board; use 2 forks to pull chicken into shreds. Return chicken to cooker. Stir in green onions. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 15 minutes.
  • 4 Heat remaining enchilada sauce. Serve chicken mixture in taco shells with lettuce, tomatoes and warm enchilada sauce.
  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs in cooker. Sprinkle with taco seasoning mix and brown sugar; toss to coat. Mix in green chiles, corn and 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce. Refrigerate remaining enchilada sauce.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3 Place chicken on cutting board; use 2 forks to pull chicken into shreds. Return chicken to cooker. Stir in green onions. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 15 minutes.
  • 4 Heat remaining enchilada sauce. Serve chicken mixture in taco shells with lettuce, tomatoes and warm enchilada sauce.

Expert Tips

Mild, medium or hot enchilada sauce varies the flavor—and the heat--of these tacos.

Fill tacos just before serving so the shells stay crisp.

Set out an assortment of taco toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped avocado and sliced olives.

Nutrition Information

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