Maija Moments: Canned Soup Mom


Three Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Tacos

The Hardest Part Is Opening Up The Salsa Jar!

Remember the Rice Krispies squares commercial where the mom is in the kitchen reading a novel, and when she’s finished reading she splashes flour on her face, puts on an exhausted look, and comes out of the kitchen with a plate of Rice Krispies Squares, making it seem like she's been slaving away over a hot stove? No? You mean, I'm really that old? Okay, I digress.

Let's just pretend that you do remember the commercial, and know that making Rice Krispies Squares is just not that hard (fyi: neither are the Rice Krispies Mini Cupcakes my kids love). Well, this recipe is even easier! In fact, if it wasn't for the chopping of a few toppings, and the never-easy opening of a jar of salsa, I would argue that you couldn't even call this making dinner.

Yes, it's that easy!

So easy. I pinky swear it's in my crockpot waiting for me at home right now, even though I had to leave my house by 7:00am this morning for a meeting.

All you do is throw your ingredients into the crockpot and stir.

Cook, then shred.


Like I saidthat easy!


1 650ml. jar salsa (any type you like!)
1 package Taco or Fajita seasoning (I prefer the low sodium kind)
4 chicken breasts (I use frozen, because who can remember to defrost the night before?)

 Spray crockpot with non-stick spray.

 Add salsa and seasoning, and stir.

 Add chicken and stir until coated completely.

 Cook on low for 8 hours (I have one of those crockpots that automatically turns to "warm" when the time runs out. When I set it in the morning, the chicken will easily sit, after cooking, at "warm" for 2 to 3 hours and is still moist when I get home!)

 Using two forks, shred the chicken, put into a serving bowl, and serve with taco shells and all of your favourite toppings. Then remember to dust yourself with a little flour and tell your family that you’re too exhausted from making dinner to even consider doing the dishes!

Note: for an extra hit of veggies, add chopped peppers and celery to the top of the chicken before cooking.

Adapted from Tasty Kitchen.

PS: Looking for another super easy crockpot recipe? Check out my company-worthy Crockpot Roast Beef Dinner.