Yesterday we made the Honey Lime Chicken Soft Taco recipe from 365 Slow Cooker Recipes by Stephanie O’Dea. One of the things that readers have recommended and I’ve found resulted in better crockpot results is not cooking things quite so long. The recipe called for slicing the chicken so since it was so thinly sliced, I only cooked it about 4-1/2 hours on low, then let it cool down and put it in the fridge overnight. We had planned it for a late lunch on Sunday so I cooked it on Saturday night, then heated it up on Sunday.
We served them with chopped cilantro, sour cream, grated cheddar and sliced limes to squeeze additional juice on the meat. We also had borracho beans with the tacos.
They were delicious and just how delicious were they? Chad ate 5 of them! This recipe gets 5 stars from us. It will be so easy to make this meat and have it in the fridge to heat up for lunches or for quick dinners when there’s too much going on to get a full dinner on the table.
Dottie N. says
So glad you’re starting to enjoy the slow cooker!! It does free you up for something else (knitting, quilting, gardening, etc. LOL).
Mel Meister says
Interesting… As much as I love my slow cooker(s), I’ve never liked any kind of chicken done in them as it is always so dry. I follow recipes, so maybe chicken shouldn’t be cooked so long. Maybe I will “sacrifice” some chicken to try it.
On a different topic, I got a small “box of fun” from The Loopy Ewe today. I had to have a small order to make my 25.00 discount, so I ordered some fabric. There was a note in with my order that I was their very first fabric order! I was given a small gift for being “The First”, a set of swatching cards on a key chain.
I am doing the 30 Day sweater course from New Stitch a Day and had to order 10 skeins of Ultra Pima cascade. The yarn is BEAUTIFUL! So much sheen! I am making the sweater for my husband and I’m sure he will love it!
Mel Meister says
On another yarnie note, I got the September Fall package from TLE today, too. I LOVE the vanilla mint lotion bar. While the yarn is beautiful, I don’t have a use for a skein of alpaca that only has 175 yards. A hat pattern came with it, but here in Florida, we don’t wear wool winter hats. Not sure what I am going to do with this beautiful blue/green yarn.
I have found that the newer crock pots don’t require as much time as the older ones did, so if you leave the food in as long as most recipes call for you will end up with a dried up mess. Other than adjusting the time, I love crock pot cooking for chicken as well as all other meats. Your tacos look amazing, and I’m not surprised Chad ate 5 of them. After all, he’s still a growing boy.
Linda Steller says
LOL – of course he ate that many! How many nights did he get home too late for dinner? The poor boy is starving! ;D
He never gets home for dinner if he’s working. He rarely gets home before 10 p.m. It’s a hard life but on his days off, we made sure to sit down and eat as a family and enjoy a great dinner. Tonight we ate yummy Thai food out.