Monday, May 27, 2013

Chicken Taco Burritos or Salad

This recipe is founded in the craze that many people have of going to Izzo's, Cafe Rio, or some other build your burrito eatery.  It is super easy with no mess or fuss

4 skinless chicken breasts or a whole chicken if you like (you can use boneless for ease)
2 packages of McCormick Chicken Taco mix
1 can of black beans
Mexican Cheese
Flour or corn tortillas -- your choice

Cook the chicken with NO seasonings in your crockpot for three to four hours on high -- every crockpot cooks differently it seems to me so you will have to gauge the time.  When the chicken is shreddable, it is done.

Let chicken cool somewhat and then shred.  Mix in taco mix and a few tablespoons of water.  Voila -- your meat is done.  All you need to do is put the meat and the fixings out and let everyone make their own.  It makes a great chicken taco salad also -- just use everything except the tortilla!

I like to top with a mixture of ranch dressing and puree of avocado with a little lime juice for a dressing.