365 Days of Slow Cooking: Slow Cooker Ground Chicken Taco Filling

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Slow Cooker Ground Chicken Taco Filling


Photo taken by Katie Dudley Photography

1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 Tbsp chili powder
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 lb Gold n' Plump ground chicken (90/10)
1 piece of bread
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Lime juice
Salt and pepper
Tortillas
Toppings:  cheese, cilantro, avocado, tomatoes, sour cream

1.  Place onion, chili powder, garlic, oregano and oil in microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for about 4-5 minutes, stirring every minute until soft.  Transfer to the slow cooker. 
2.  Add the tomato sauce and brown sugar into the slow cooker.
3.  In a separate bowl, mash the bread and milk together into a paste.  Add in the ground chicken and the 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper.  Mix together but do not over stir.
4.  Add chicken to slow cooker and stir to combine.
5.  Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours or on HIGH for 2 hours. 
6.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add lime juice to taste. 
7.  Serve chicken filling wrapped up in tortillas with desired toppings.

Makes 4 tacos

Review:
This is another great summer meal with fresh yummy toppings.  You could also use this meat for a taco salad.  I loved that you didn't have to brown the meat and it still worked.  The ground chicken is lean enough that it doesn't sit in a bunch of grease. 

I love the Gold n' Plump ground chicken.  It is easy to cook, flavorful and very healthy.  If you go to their site you can get a coupon for your next Gold n' Plump purchase.  If you haven't tried ground chicken yet, do it.  My family is loving it.  I enjoy it much more than ground beef.  You can substitute it in most any recipe that calls for ground beef or ground turkey. 

4 stars

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