My kids love tacos! It’s one of the few foods in our dinner rotation that they will never complain about. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true. My 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son will sometimes complain if they see tacos on their plates but that doesn’t count because they are 4 and 2 and will complain about ice cream if you put it in the wrong bowl! Let me try that again. Tacos are usually a big hit in our house. Yes, this is true and I’ll take it!
My 6 year old daughter will often ask for tacos and she has been known to eat up to 3 tacos all by herself if she’s hungry. I’m starting to find that the boxed taco meals are no longer enough to feed our growing family. I usually make regular tacos with ground turkey or ground beef and serve them with corn or spanish rice. My kids are not crazy about black or refried beans and I can take them or leave them so beans are generally out. The tacos MUST have black olives or all hell will break loose (no joke!). By the way, what is the obsession with my kids and black olives? I’m pretty sure I hated black olives when I was a kid.
Sometimes we go to Moe’s or Chipotle but usually, Taco Tuesday (Or Taco Any Day) is a quick and easy work/school night meal. Recently, I’ve been trying think “outside the box” to come up with new recipes that will still be acceptable to my kiddos’ palates and offer my husband and I a bit of variety.
The best recipe that I have come across so far is a recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Tacos and it is worth sharing for any other Taco Tuesday families out there. I like this recipe because it is not only easy and economical, it’s delicious!
- Chicken Breasts (6 thawed)
- Taco seasoning (one 1 ounce envelope)
- Salsa (one 16 ounce jar)
Dump the 3 ingredients into the crockpot, give it a good stir and head off to work for the day. Cook on low for 8 hours. When you get home, simply shred the chicken with a fork and serve in corn or flour tortillas with your family’s favorite toppings. This recipe yields more than enough for our entire family of 5. Leftovers can be used for the following day’s lunch. It’s easy to throw together a taco salad, burrito or quesadillas with the leftover chicken and toppings.
The next time tacos are on the menu in your house, give this incredibly simple recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed!
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