Surround yourself with tacos, not negativity.

Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Years of preparation to rule the day Cinco de Mayo falls on taco Tuesday. And to be thwarted by a virus named after a Mexican beer….well….I’m still going to enjoy my tacos and Corona light on this day. By the way, did you know Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla, which was the Mexican Army’s victory over France? I, like many others, thought it was Mexico’s Independence Day, but that is actually in September!

Instead of Tacos and Tequila and most likely bad dancing in a restaurant, I plan on chilling some cerveza and sipping tequila and learn about traditional Mexican dances while I prepare these easy chicken tacos. This is not a traditional recipe- but I think it tastes great and does not include any hard to find ingredients.

You can use this shredded chicken on your favorite taco shells, lettuce, veggies, rice, whatever makes you happy! I hope you try this recipe on your next taco Tuesday! ¡Salud! and Happy Cooking! xo Liz

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Shredded Chicken Tacos
These shredded chicken tacos are a set it and forget it kind of recipe. I used a slow cooker, but I bet you could also use an instant pot which would reduce the cook time.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Shredded Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Shredded Chicken
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients under the shredded chicken list to your slow cooker.
  2. Set on low and cook for 6 hours. If you set your slow cooker on high these should be done in 4 hours.
  3. When the chicken is ready, carefully remove the lid off your slow cooker. Then carefully shred the chicken using 2 forks. This can be done either in the slow cooker, or in a separate bowl.
  4. If you removed the chicken, place it back in the slow cooker and cook on low for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings, taco shells, lettuce wraps, or tortillas. This shredded chicken is great for a salad or grain bowl too!
  6. Happy Cooking! xo Liz