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This asian chicken taco recipe is great for a week day as it’s easy and uses a crock pot!
I personally love crock pot recipes because I start it before I go to work and it’s done by the time I get off. Which is amazing since I don’t have to use too much energy to fix a meal for dinner.
Now, I used two chicken leg quarters for this particular time because that is what I had on hand. You could use any type of chicken, though.
What you need:
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Seed Oil
- Powdered Ginger
- Powdered Garlic
- Powdered Onion
First, I washed the chicken off and placed into the crock pot.
Next, I sprinkled about a tablespoon of ginger on top of the chicken.
Then, sprinkle about a tablespoon of the garlic on the chicken.
Then, about a tablespoon of onion powder.
Next I put about a tablespoon of the sesame oil.
Then I put about a cup of soy sauce in. Enough to cover the bottom.
Next, since I was going to work for a while & I didn’t want too much soy sauce (I was scared it would be too salty or dry out), I added about a half cup of water.
Cook on low for six hours. I never flipped or touched the chicken, but I did turn it to warm once the six hours were up.
Here is what it looks like:
Now, from here, you could serve the chicken with rice and green beans or whatever sides you wish. But, for this recipe I wanted to make tacos!
For the filling:
- Soft taco shells
- Sriracha (not pictured)
- Chopped Chives
I cooked the rice in my rice cooker – which I HIGHLY recommend as it is one of the most used kitchen appliances in my home.
While the rice was cooking, I decided to pull apart or shred the chicken.
It was so tender it fell apart when I pulled it out of the crock pot.
Since this was a bone-in chicken, I had to be careful to take out all the bones. If you used a boneless chicken, you will be able to shred much easier.
After shredding both pieces, I put back into the crock pot to soak up the marinade & stay hot.
Then when the rice is done, you put it all together & enjoy!
Let me know if you try this recipe & what you think of it!