Don’t be fooled by the frying pan.
This recipe is for slow cooker chicken.
Really, really good slow cooker chicken that you might want to stand over the crock eating before you serve it up.
The most perfect thing about this chicken though? It makes a HUGE batch.
We’re talking massive. Like, “let’s feed 20 people” big.
Or, “let’s feed the fam (of six people) three times over” big.
“Eat one portion now, freeze two for easy nights later in the month” big.
Therefore – the frying pan. For reheating purposes. . . .
Another nifty thing about it? That shredded goodness comes from the cheap chicken cuts (mostly) that the supermarket puts on buy-one-get-one sale every few weeks.
I’m not sure how often I can post shredded meat from the slow cooker, tell you how awesome it is and that you’re going to love it, and still have you believe me.
Let’s try it again:
This shredded meat from the slow cooker is totally rockin and you’re going to love it!
Do you believe me?
How about now:
THIS CHICKEN THE FREAKIN’ BOMB AND IT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!!!
I’m yelling at you now.
And I used the word “bomb” to express exceptionality.
Pretty sure that hasn’t been trendy for about twenty years.
To make this a dish one you can throw together fairly regularly, we’re going to start by making some taco seasoning – enough for now, and enough for later.
Then I’m going to remind you about one of the best Latin meal changers known to mankind: Sofrito.
Have you been around long enough to remember that post?
We’ll make some of that, then we’ll freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays so it’s handy whenever we need it over the next three months.
Now we’re all set.
If your taco seasoning and sofrito are already made, then this chicken takes roughly seven minutes to throw together.
If you’re starting from scratch, we’ll say 22 minutes.
Either way, you’re going to end up with some rockin, bomb-ish, fiesta-worthy chicken that’s perfect for stuffing tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, or you could top some tostadas, a salad, or some nachos – whatever your little Tex-Mex heart desires.