{Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos


{Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos: The crockpot does all the work when it comes to these easy chicken tacos, and plus, they pack a punch in the flavor department. Don’t worry, guys, I’ve got dinner covered. 

{Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos | A Latte Food {Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos | A Latte Food Crockpot Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos might just be the longest name in food history. I practically run out of breath every time I say it (although {Thick and Chewy} Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies might be a close second. And this a close third. Apparently I’m very wordy when it comes to titles).

I tried shortening it–I really did. But if any of those words were missing, you’d be missing a key ingredient in these ridiculously awesome tacos…

Because these aren’t just chicken tacos. And they aren’t just salsa verde chicken tacos. They have honey and lime in them, and are made by cooking in what might possibly be the world’s greatest invention (next to a French Press): the crockpot.

So, the 7-word title it is. I’m sorry.

But I’m not sorry about the recipe.

{Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos | A Latte Food This recipe takes absolutely no time at all to put together and cook, i.e., dump in the crockpot and forget about it. I also like to refer to that as “the best kind of meal.”

As much as I love being in the kitchen, there are moments when dinner rolls around where I’m at a loss of what to make. It’s also in these moments where I really want to skip making dinner and eat Chipotle.

But Chipotle doesn’t deliver. Or have a drive-thru. #firstworldproblems

On the days where I have absolutely no clue what to do with myself (and dinner), I crockpot.

{Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos | A Latte Food The key ingredient here is the salsa verde. Maybe I’m just a wimp on the spice front, but I found salsa verde to pack in a real spicy high kick, which is partly why I paired the flavor with both honey and lime. Those two ingredients helped to mellow out the flavor without overpowering it at all.

And when cooked with a bit of sour cream and then topped with cheese and avocado, the spice was just right. It was a total Goldilocks moment.

{Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos | A Latte Food

{Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: 6-8 Servings

{Crockpot} Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

    Chicken
  • 4-5 large chicken breasts, fresh
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 cups salsa verde (jarred or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning (whatever is your favorite)
  • Tacos
  • Corn or flour tortillas, warmed
  • Shredded cheese (any kind is fine--if you like spicy, I'd suggest pepper jack cheese with these tacos!)
  • Sliced avocado
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Grilled Bell Peppers*

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in the crockpot, and cover with honey, lime juice, salsa verde, sour cream, and taco seasoning. With a pair of tongs, flip the chicken over so that both sides are coated. Cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  2. Once the chicken is cooked through, it will shread easily with two forks. Shred it in the crockpot; then stir it around so it can absorb some of the sauce. Keep it on the warm setting until ready to use.
  3. When ready to serve, use a slotted spoon to serve chicken onto tortillas. Top with avocado, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheese, and anything else you want!
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

*To grill bell peppers: Cut bell peppers into thin strips, then cook over medium heat in a skillet with just a touch of olive oil, stirring every so often. When the peppers begin to soften and turn golden brown, take them off the heat (about 4-5 minutes cooking time).

http://www.alattefood.com/crockpot-salsa-verde-honey-lime-chicken-tacos/

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20 comments

  1. Julie Rampenthal says:

    In your pictures the chicken looks more like it was cubed in small pieces than shredded. How did you get that appearance? I have printed your recipe and plan to make this next week! I can’t wait to try them!

    • Michelle says:

      Hi, Julie! I have a kitchen tool from Pampered Chef that I used. It is a scissor shredder, so it both shreds and cuts the chicken. Because it is more of a specific tool, I suggested using two forks (which I have done before so it does work :-) ) instead. I hope you like them as much as I did :-)

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