Chicken Burritos (in the Crock Pot)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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This meal comes together almost like magic because it's prepared in the crock pot!

As a busy wife, mom, blogger,  DIYer who works part time, it's a good day when I serve my family a nutritious, delicious meal.

Enter this easy, amazingly delicious Shredded Chicken Burrito recipe...that's made in the crock pot! While you work. Or Clean. Or Blog. Or DIY!!

I created this recipe out of desperation one day...and it's been a favorite ever since! It even uses frozen dump it all into the crock pot in the morning...and have a tasty meal with  minimal prep at dinner.

Here's the recipe and instructions...

  • 3 or 4 frozen chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • about 1/4 cup of dry taco seasoning (I use Taco, a Southwest spice blend, about 1 tsp cumin and a shake of pepper) 
 Note: if all you have is a packet of Taco Seasoning, that will work just fine
  • about 1 cup of chicken broth
Optional: half a jar/can of salsa verde or green enchilada sauce (if I have it in the house I'll use it; if I don't, then I leave it out)

Put your frozen breasts in the crock pot and shake seasonings over top.

Just like this...a big lump of frozen chicken with spices on top!

Add the chicken broth and salsa verde or enchilada sauce (if using) 

Close 'er up and let cook on HIGH for about 8 hours. If you know you'll be gone longer than that, use LOW heat.

The smell will make your mouth water and your tummy growl, guaranteed!!

When the chicken literally falls apart when you poke a fork in it, it is done; shred it with 2 forks and mix it well with the juices

Turn heat to 'Warm' and get the rest of your meal together

I like to use chopped parsley, avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa as garnishes.

Perfect shredded chicken for burritos

(I slice my avocado as shown above, then scoop it out with a spoon).

Here's a quick way to prepare your tortillas...

Turn burner to High and let heat up

Add a tortilla and flip with tongs from side to side until hot and slightly puffed 
(takes just a minute so have plates at the ready)

You have to do this one by one, but if you have a 'burrito station' set up with cheese, salsa, avocado and other toppings, you can pass a plated tortilla off and continuing heating while everyone fixes their burrito the way they like it!

Fast and easy!

Shredded chicken burritos are a simple and delicious dinner! Recipe available at

Eat and enjoy your hard easy work!

How to make shredded chicken burritos in the crock pot!

This is one meal where my daughter actually licks her plate clean, lol! Kid approved!

I hope you try this simple but delicious meal. You won't be sorry!

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  1. This will be our dinner tonight! I've been craving Mexican food since last week!

    {{big hugs}}
    ~ Ashley

    1. Awesome Ashley, you will love it :) I could eat Mexican every day, it is up there with my favorite food ever! Hope you enjoy :)

  2. We had chicken enchiladas tonight for dinner - I too could eat Mexican food every day. Good stuff. My husband texted me this afternoon and offered to make his special recipe. Now that wasn't a hard one to say, "Yes!" to. Remember the Beefy Tostatas Taco bell used to sell? Those are one of our faves. We get the hard shell flat tostada shell at Aldis when they have them. Easy and so good!

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    1. Thank you so much! They are amazing, I hope you try the recipe ☺

  4. Yum! Love this! Throw it together and deliciousness occurs. Thanks so much for sharing with SYC. Pinned.

    1. Gotta love the magic that happens in a slow cooker! Thanks for the Pin Jann :)

  5. These sound so yummy! They look amazing. I'd love to make these, I don't eat a lot of red meat so this is perfect! I'm pinning it!

    1. Thanks Leslie, they are a great chicken option and really simple... The crock pot does all the work! So glad you stopped by ☺

  6. Yummy!! Thank you for sharing I am going to try this one for sure. Your photos are lovely by the way. Glad I found you on Pin Junkie Party today. xoxo

  7. These burritos look so simple and delicious. I would be honored if you would come by and share at Foodie Fridays going on now. Hope to see you there.

  8. Stopping by to let you know I featured this delicious recipe on Foodie Fridays tonight. Hope to see you there!

  9. These sound absolutely delicious. Thank you, for sharing this.



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