Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa!

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS 

 

These slow cooker chicken tacos make for an easy Mexican feast any day of the week.  

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil  
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers 
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder  
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander  
  • 1 teaspoon cumin  
  • 1 cup tomato sauce  
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup  
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus a little more for seasoning 
  • black pepper, as needed for seasoning 
  • 2 pounds bone-in half chicken breasts  
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice  
  • 1/4 cup corriander leaves 
  • 12 tortillas  
  • 2 limes cut into wedges 

 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl combine olive oil, garlic, chipotle, chili powder, coriander, and cumin, microwave for 30 seconds. 
  1. Add spice mixture, tomato sauce, maple syrup, and salt to the slow cooker, stir to combine. 
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, add to slow cooker and coat both sides with sauce. 
  1. Cover and cook on high setting for 2 hours, or low setting for 3 to 5 hours, until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.  
  1. Transfer chicken to a plate, shred with two forks and place back into the sauce, stir to coat. 
  1. Add in lime juice and stir to combine. 
  1. Warm the tortillas and fill them with about 1/4 cup of shredded chicken.  
  1. Garnish tacos with cilantro, serve with limes and any additional toppings. 
  1.  

PINEAPPLE SALSA 

 

A vibrant blend of sweet pineapple, tomatoes, jalapenos, lime juice, red onion, and coriander gives this salsa so much flavour! It is great in tacos or even served with corn chips. 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 cups diced pineapple  
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes 
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion  
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice  
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapenos 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. In a large bowl combine pineapples, tomatoes, red onion, chopped cilantro, lime juice and minced jalapenos. 
  1. Gently stir until all ingredients are combined. 
  1. Serve salsa immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.