Heat Up Your Valentine’s Day with Spicy Chicken Tacos

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spicy chicken tacos recipe

I’m not a chef, not by any means. For this reason, I rely heavily on my slower cooker to turn a few ingredients into a tasty meal without setting off any smoke alarms. I simply throw the stuff in at lunch and let it do its thing. So simple.

There are three rules that recipes must follow in order for me to even attempt them. They have to be healthy, inexpensive and EASY. The easier a recipe is, the less chance we’ll be forced to order pizza that night. This Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Taco recipe fits the bill!

These Chicken Tacos will heat up your Valentine’s Day, but they’re also perfect for those cold winter nights. Great for kids and adults alike, you can cut up the tortilla and serve it taco salad style for the wee ones.

So easy. So delicious! The heat is balanced perfectly with the sweetness of the corn and the cool sour cream, while the crispy tortilla complements the juicy filling quite nicely!

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Spicy Chicken Tacos
Recipe type: Dinner
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (use only ½ if you're not a fan of spicy food)
  • 1 sweet onion (sliced)
  • 1 14.5 oz can low-sodium diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup salsa (I use medium, but you can choose your heat level)
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Tortillas (we use whole wheat, but you can use flour or corn too)
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Place chicken on bottom of slow cooker
  2. Cover with taco seasoning
  3. Add onion, diced tomatoes, salsa, corn and crushed red pepper
  4. Cook on low for 6-7 hours
  5. Shred chicken
  6. Bake tortillas on a baking sheet for 10 minutes at 350
  7. Fill a tortilla with the the chicken mixture and top with sour cream and cheese

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  1. Holy yum! i wanna try this!

  2. That picture of the taco just made my mouth water. Yummm!! I need something to heat up valentines day!! lol

  3. I made bbq chicken like this last night. I would love to try a tex mex version though. I suggest thighs over breasts though.

  4. I will have to try these this weekend. We’re supposed to be getting a cold front and spicy chicken sounds AWESOME! *drool*

  5. I love chicken tacos!! And not those crappy kind with fried chicken stips type things stuck in there either! THIS kind of chicken tacos!!

  6. Oh my goodness that looks amazing! Now I have something else to add to the many things I can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. This sounds yummy! Bookmarking it right now!

  8. We are chicken lovers here. and that looks sooo good!!!!! Hubby likes his food a bit spicy and I am sure he would love to try these!

  9. This looks so good. I just ate something like this the other day and want more. I need to make this.

  10. Pinning this, my husband would love it.

  11. These look delish! I can’t believe you made them in a slow cooker.

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