Kids love to create their own dinner, and this is a real hands-on winner! So easy to pop in the slow cooker and leave it to do it’s magic ... and then create a delicious meal with minimal effort.
The chicken is just as good served in wheat tortialla wraps and, if you have any leftovers, it’s perfect for a lunchbox wrap fillilng the next day too ... double win!
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Slow cooker, chopping board, kitchen scissors, knife, garlic press, measuring spoons, wooden spoon, plate/bowl, 2 forks.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 8 chicken thighs on the bone, skin removed
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 125g mild tomato salsa, plus extra to serve
- 1 large green chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- Black pepper, to taste
- 8 corn taco shells
Optional toppings: soured cream, Iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, guacamole, grated cheese, chilli flakes
- Remove the skin from the chicken and discard.
- Place the chicken, garlic, salsa, chilli, paprika, cumin and pepper in the slow cooker pot. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 7 hours, or until the chicken is tender and there is no pink meat.
- Carefully remove the chicken pieces and discard the bones. Using two forks shred the chicken meat, and moisten it with a little of the cooking juices/salsa.
- To serve, place some chopped Iceberg lettuce, and the shredded chicken in the taco shell, and top with a teaspoon of sour cream and/or salsa.
So thinking about Chicken Taco ...
Chicken is high in protein, and is a good source of B vitamins. Without the skin chicken breast meat is low in fat and calories; thighs and drumsticks are higher in fat and calories.
Tomatoes are really good for us containing a wide range of vitamins and minerals. They also contain lycopene, a type of antioxidant which can help protect our bodies from disease.
Tacos are corn-based products that fall in the carbohydrate food group. They do have fat and salt added in processing so enjoy them in sensible portion sizes.
|Energy||1970kJ / 469kcal||23%|
per 272g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 724kJ / 172kcal
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