Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Tacos

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Slow Cooker Lime Chicken

I have had a migraine for the past two days now. Fortunately it comes and goes, unfortunately it seems to want to stick around for awhile. All I want to do is curl up in bed and sleep for a year. This is one of those days when I really don’t feel like making dinner. One of those days when I am extremely thankful for my crockpot. Cooking meals in the crockpot always makes me happy. I love knowing, as the day goes on and I get more and more tired, that the hard work is done and all that’s left is setting out the dishes. One of our favorite crockpot meals is Lime Chicken Tacos. It is one of the easiest recipes I have. It takes about five minutes to throw everything in and you can start with frozen chicken, so you don’t even have to go through the hassle of defrosting it. The hardest part is slicing the tomatoes and onions and grating some cheese.

Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Slow Cooker Lime Chicken

Lime Chicken Tacos

1½ lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breasts (frozen or thawed)
⅛ cup red wine vinegar (or red wine)
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
flour or corn tortillas
your favorite taco toppings – tomatoes, onions, salsa, sour cream, avocado, etc.

In a liquid measuring cup, combine the red wine vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic, and oregano. Place chicken breasts in the crockpot. Add the mixture over the top. Set the crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. When the chicken is tender, shred each breast with a fork and mix back into the liquid. Serve over warmed tortillas topped with any of your favorite sides.

Slow Cooker Lime Chicken

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  • SusanM1956 C

    YUMMO! I will definitely make this, Nikki. Hope your migraine goes away soon!

  • SusanM1956 C

    P.S. Beautiful photography, food as art.

    • http://simmerandshoot.com/ Nicole Rae

      Thanks Susan… and, yes, I’m feeling much better. :)

  • http://twitter.com/ellingsenphoto Trude Ellingsen

    Oooo I bet the red wine vinegar gives it a nice flavor. Love anything with lime! I made chicken chili over the weekend for the same reason – not having to defrost the chicken first! :) Hope you’re feeling better, I’m right there with you with this crazy back-and-forth weather we’ve been having. (P.S. Finally found a weather app that tells you the barometric pressure – eWeather HD. It’s not free but it’s great!)

    • http://simmerandshoot.com/ Nicole Rae

      Thanks Trude! I’ll have to check out that weather app. Although I love the cold, you’re right about the back-and-forth. Really messes me up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.bogart Julie Sweeney

    That looks too good! I will try this tomorrow!

    • http://simmerandshoot.com/ Nicole Rae

      You’ll have to let me know if it works for you! :)