These Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Tacos are quick, easy and delicious…the perfect comfort food for a cold winter day!
Well, here we are. The holidays are over. Your decorations are (probably) put away until next year. The New Year’s resolutions have already been broken. But that’s ok. Life is returning to a slower, more normal pace. For us here in New York, that means dodging snow storm after snow storm. We got lucky last year with a pretty mild winter last year. I think I only had to pull the snow blower out once…and I probably could’ve gotten away with a shovel, but there’s something kinda fun about throwing snow 40 feet into the air!
I know it might be strange, but I actually look forward to these big storms. It is so darned peaceful outside when it’s snowing! Sometimes I just go out on the back porch and stand there watching the snow fall. Then I get cold and come inside to the warm fireplace! In our pre-Robbie days, we’d just curl up on the couch with a good book on these stormy days. Or perhaps we’d watch The Sopranos or Breaking Bad on Netflix.
Now we just chase the little man around the house…and then watch tv and read our books while he naps. (Or we do the dishes because as anyone with a baby knows, household chores often get pushed aside while they’re awake.)
My Mom is visiting later this week, and I’m excited to just sit back and catch up with her. She lives down in Nashville, so we only get to visit a couple of times a year. The plan is to hang out by the fireplace, play with Robbie and just generally relax a bit. And that’s where the slow cooker comes in! The last thing I want to be doing is standing in the kitchen all day while my Mom is here. But that doesn’t mean we have to have boring food. Nope. These Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Tacos are anything but boring!
These Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Tacos are nice and easy to make. Just some chicken, enchilada sauce and a couple cans of beans, corn and chilies. Turn that slow cooker on low and let it cook away all day. (Note: After about 4+ hours, your kitchen will start to smell amazing. Your stomach might start rumbling. I speak from experience!) But there’s a fun little twist to these tacos. I used Flatout flatbreads to make the taco shells themselves.
I’ve joked before that Laura can turn any of our leftovers into tacos. Well this time I actually made tacos…so the leftovers are already in taco form! Cheers!
This Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Tacos post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.
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