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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chicken Chili Tacos

Chicken Chili Tacos
Weight Watchers via Pinterest
Servings: 12 (but can change depending on how much you load up your tacos or if you eat it as chili instead of in a taco shell!); Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 4 (without the taco shell)
Chicken Chili Tacos
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 1 16-oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 16-oz can kidney beans, rinsed & drained
  • 2 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz package frozen corn kernels (or canned- if canned, be sure to drain)
  • 2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes w/chilies, drained
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or 2 heaping tablespoons)
  • 1 tbsp cumin 
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 24 oz. (4) boneless skinless chicken breasts (I use frozen ones all the time. If you use frozen, you can usually cook for 7 hrs on high depending on how quickly/how hot your crockpot cooks)
  • 1 small can (4-6 oz) chili peppers, chopped, drained
  • 1 package hard taco shells
1.     Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. (Advice? Put in a Slow Cooker Liner- they will save you tons of cleanup time! I also spray the liner with a light coating of olive oil spray to keep my food from sticking). 
2.     Place chicken on top and cover.
3.     Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours (7 hours if the chicken breasts are frozen). 
4.     A half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred (mine shred while I was just stirring it)
5.     Return chicken to slow cooker and stir. Let sit on warm for appr 30 mins.
6.     Serve in the taco shells or in a bowl as chili.

Keep on cookin'!
-Katherine


40 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try this! Looks delish!

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    1. I hope you like them, Katie! It's one of our favorite recipes!

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  2. It's in the crockpot as I type this!

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    1. I hope the crockpot recipe turned out well for you!

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  3. just put in the crock -- looks kinda soupy - hope it thickens, but looks and smells yummy!

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    1. The recipe definitely thickens up whenever the chicken is shredded. I hope the recipe turned out well for you!

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  4. I'm making this right now-thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope the easy crockpot recipe turned out well for you! Enjoy!

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  8. How many points is this?

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  9. How many points did you figure for this?

    Made this tonight and it was awesome! Tasty, cheap & easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Would love to know how many points this is. It looks good.

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  11. Plugged it in to the recipe builder and it is 7 points. Makes it ever better. :)

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    1. SO sorry I didn't respond earlier, readers! Thank you for posting the 7 points- I will add that to the subtitle. I hope you all are enjoying this recipe- and keep coming back to the recipe blog!= for more quick, easy, healthy recipes!!

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    2. I know it serves 12, but approximately how big is each serving?

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    3. Hi Colleen- I just updated this, but it really depends on how much you're putting in each taco and how much you're serving in a bowl. For tacos, I probably load them with about 1/2 cup. If I'm having a bowl of it, I may have 2 cups worth. I hope that helps, and thank you for visiting Katherine in the Kitchen!!

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  12. This looks really yummy! Do you know what the serving size is? 1/2 cup or 1 cup? Thanks : )

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    1. I believe 1/2 cup. I think what I meant was that we could make 12 tacos out of it. Thank you for your feedback and for stopping by my recipe blog! I hope you enjoy some quick healthy and easy soon!

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  13. Your work sounds so amazing. Thanks you for sharing about it

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    1. You're so kind! Thank you- I am very fortunate to love what I do, and to have such a fun and supportive work environment. Not to mention, I still have time to cook a lot of evenings! Thank you for stopping by my recipe blog, and I hope you enjoyed something to eat!

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  14. This was really tasty, but super runny. We even strained it, but it was extremely messy in the tacos. My husband preferred to eat it as a chili in the bowl.

    Garnished with a bit of sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese, and packaged slaw mix (no dressing).

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    1. Funny- this started out as a chili recipe, and it was my boyfriend who suggested that we put it in tacos! If it's still runny, I suggest taking the lid off of your slow cooker for the last 30 mins. You can also add in some cream cheese to thicken it up, but it adds to the points value.
      Definitely would add some zip with sour cream- thank you for your feedback!

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  15. Loved this recipe.. This is the second time I have made it. I'm having a really hard time finding healthy recipes my kids would like. This is one my kids love and I can't wait to make it again. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Aw good I'm so glad the kiddos liked it!! Thank you so much for your sweet words and I hope they find so,etching else on my cooking blog they like just as much too!! I thnk it's great that you're installing good eating habits in them young!

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  16. Do you think there would be any problem with throwing everything together in a freezer bag and then freezing it until the day of cooking? (except for the shells, obviously...) :)

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    1. No way, I think that's a fabulous idea!! I would definitely give it a try! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  17. Is 7 points including the shell and 1/2 a cup of the chili?

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    1. Unfortunately the points is just the chili. However, white corn tortillas only run 1-2 points each. Also, it probably makes more than 12 servings. We always have leftovers!

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  18. Do you happen to know the calorie count ?

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  19. I'm sorry I don't know the calorie count. My brain is all points-centered!

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  20. This was really good and so easy to make. My husband even loved it!

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  21. Thank you for continuing to visit my recipe blog- tune back in soon for more quick, easy, healthy recipes by Katherine in the Kitchen!

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  22. I plugged this into the Recipe builder on WeightWatchers.com and for 12 servings I'm getting 4pts plus values per serving (without the taco shell, just the meat/bean mixture).

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  23. My favorite meal of the day is Lunch and I want to get full. I think the mixture looks great but I would divide it up into two taco shells and add lots of fresh shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion and pig out for an extra 2 points. Yummmmmm

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  24. Has anyone tried this using frozen chicken breast?

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    1. Faun, when using frozen chicken (which we do ALL the time) just extend cooking time by about 2 hours, so 6-8 hours on low.

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