Sometimes I get so sick of cooking. Sometimes I feel like I will scream if I have to look at one more dirty dish or one more crusty frying pan. There I said it. You read it first here. Do you ever feel that way? Sure you do. I have an answer for you. Easy Crockpot Taco Chicken.
Is this recipe healthy. Ummm. No. Is it better than making a trip through the drive through or feeding your family cold cereal – again? Yes. Definitely. How did I discover this recipe? I couldn’t face cooking again for another night and we live too far from a restaurant to make it an attractive option for dinner on most nights.
Enter Easy Crockpot Taco Chicken.
To be honest – we did not eat this chicken in a taco originally. Instead, we had rice from the rice cooker (God’s greatest gift to rice lovers) and (I’m actually embarrassed to tell this) but I opened a bag of precut broccoli florets and tossed those in a pan and boiled it a little – and – instant dinner. However, I do admit that it was TASTY! In our house this only became taco chicken when we had leftovers – and it was terrific in a taco too! In fact, I am sure that Easy Crockpot Taco Chicken would be delish over some pasta as well. See how versatile being sick of cooking can be?
When I give you the instructions for this dish you are going to say, “Really?” and I am going to say, “yep, that’s all” and then you are going to be sold. So, if you know you will be running out the door to a ballgame with only a few minutes for dinner or if you are sick of looking at your kitchen or if you are only have experience making ramen noodles – then this is the dish for you – because I promise – it doesn’t get any easier than this.
I’m glad I’m over my kitchen sickness. You’ll be seeing better stuff from me later this week.
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On a final note – I have a friend whose child has received some devastating news. I am not naming any names or circumstances, but I ask you to please say a prayer for them. Pray for healing, pray for peace, pray for relief from pain. Seriously, I’m asking you to stop what you are doing right now – which I am sure you are getting ready to run to the kitchen to see if you have everything to make this recipe – and to close your eyes and say, “Lord, I pray for Wendi’s friends, you know their needs and you know the circumstances, I am lifting them up to you for healing, peace and pain relief”. That is all you need to do. Thank you so much! I believe that prayer works and I am asking you to pray.
Recipe inspiration for Easy Crockpot Taco Chicken
The ingredients are what I had in my fridge/freezer and cabinet and I thought, “hey, that might work – I’ll give it a shot”. Nothing to lose because I am not going in that kitchen again today! Enjoy
“This, then, is how you should pray: ” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” Matthew 6:9
- 2 huge boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 4 small ones)
- 1 block of cream cheese (perfectly fine to use the reduced fat kind or the Neufchatel –both will have less fat).
- 1 packet of Ranch Dressing seasoning
- 1 packet of Taco seasoning – any spice level
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional (but does make it more tasty!)
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Cut the raw chicken breasts into chicken nugget sized chunks and place in a standard sized crockpot with the other ingredients. Turn the crockpot on low, put the lid on and come back in 6-8 hours. About 20 minutes before serving, stir the ingredients really well – if it seems a little dry, you can add some milk to thin back out. Serve over rice, in a taco shell, in a flour tortilla or over pasta.