Y’all know how much I love my Crockpot. I use it atleast once a week, if not two or three times. Everything from roasted chicken to applesauce has been cooked in my Crockpot. It is my favorite kitchen appliance (besides the dishwasher, of course!) and has definitely given me confidence in my cooking. So when I came across a new line of slow cooking blends that make Crockpot cooking even more easy, I was really excited to try it! I decided to try BBQ chicken tacos with all the fixins’, and boy did they turn out great!
Zen of Slow Cooking Blend
When some friends from the Zen of Slow Cooking approached me and asked if I would try their new line of spice blends, I was super excited! I am always glad to try things that will save me time and hassle in the kitchen. The Smoky BBQ blend caught my eye and I knew I had some chicken breasts that needed to be cooked. Right now these packets are 10% off if you use the code HEIDI10.
I simply sprinkled one of these spice blend packets over 6 thawed chicken breasts.
I laid them in the Crockpot and poured 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar over the top. This adds a tangy bite to the chicken that cuts the sweetness of the BBQ sauce I added later on. I covered the Crockpot and cooked them on HIGH for about 3 to 4 hours. This is one of the suggested recipes on the back of the packet but there are other options as well. 🙂
I knew the chicken was done when I stuck a fork in and the meat fell apart easily. Then I poured in 3/4 cup of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce on top. This added the sweetness I needed to balance the tang from the vinegar. Once that was all mixed up I left the meat on WARM until I was ready to assemble the BBQ chicken tacos.
BBQ Chicken Tacos
First, I took a few flour tortillas and heated them up over my gas stove. A cold tortilla is like eating toast that hasn’t been toasted. You can’t even call it toast! And a cold tortilla is just the same…it needs heat and that amazing char flavor to transport it to a new level. Second, I spread a dolop of sour cream on the tortilla and scooped on about 1/2 cup of the BBQ chicken.
Then I sprinkled on some sharp cheddar cheese, a few pieces of chopped romaine lettuce, and some diced grape tomatoes.
Lastly, I sprinkled on some fresh cilantro and then got these puppies in my mouth! The BBQ chicken tacos were so yummy! I decided to try them without salsa or guacamole because I really wanted to taste the Zen of Slow Cooking spice blend. And to my surprise, these tacos didn’t need any extras! They were perfect as is!
But what is a taco without chips and salsa? Exactly…it’s a little lonely if you ask me. So I prepared some of my Homemade Cilantro-Lime Salsa and a scoop of Restaurant Style Chunky Guacamole. Two of these BBQ chicken tacos was the perfect proportion for us adults and my kids gobbled down one each! I even had enough left over for my husband’s lunch the next day.
If you are a busy mom like me or you just love using your slow cooker, you may also like to try my Crockpot Baby-Back Ribs with Homemade Rub, my Healthy White Chicken Chili, or my Easy Sesame Chicken. There is an extensive list of other Crockpot Meals on my Recipe Index and even more ideas on my Pinterest Boards. I hope you can find something that works for your family. If not, shoot me a message in the comment section below and let me know what you are looking for! Happy cooking y’all!
Crockpot BBQ Chicken Tacos
- 6 chicken breasts
- 1 packet Zen of Slow Cooking Smoky BBQ blend
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup sweet BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
- 8 oz grape tomatoes cut in half
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 6-8 grilled flour tortillas
- Sprinkle the Zen of Slow Cooking packet onto all sides of the chicken.
- Place the chicken in the bottom of the Crockpot.
- Add the apple cider on top of the chicken.
- Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours.
- Shred chicken with a fork, add BBQ sauce, and mix.
- Divide chicken among tortillas and top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro.
- Serve with chips, salsa, and guacamole. Enjoy!