I have been craving tacos for days now ….. and I needed to get my “fix”. I wanted something a little more funky and spicy than our usual taco fare. Chipotle peppers and lime to the rescue!
This is an easy meal because the slow cooker does all the works for you! Fix it and forget it! You could easily adapt it to the oven or stove top if you’d like.
What are you waiting for … ¡ándale! ¡ándale! ¡arriba! ¡arriba! … It’s time to make some tacos!
Chipotle Lime Chicken Tacos
Yield: 8 servings
1½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 chipotle chilies in adobo, finely minced (or more to taste)
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Sour cream (optional)
Place chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the lime zest, juice, chipotle chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and water. Mix to combine. Pour over the top of the chicken. Cover and cook over LOW heat for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until chicken shreds easily with a fork.
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred the meat. Add some of the sauce from the slow cooker for moisture.
To serve: Top tortillas with the chicken mixture. Then add desired toppings such as lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and sour cream.