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Spicy Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

April 22, 2014

You don’t have to spend big bucks for big flavor. This spicy Mexican-inspired shredded chicken uses boneless, skinless thighs, which are much cheaper than other cuts and perfect for the slow cooker — saving you money and stress! Just set it and forget it, and come home to these spicy chili-chicken tacos! 

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 6)

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1/2 cup prepared tomato salsa, plus more for serving (optional)

1 to 2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo

1 tablespoon chili powder

Coarse salt and ground pepper

8 hard corn taco shells

Cilantro, shredded cheese, lime wedges, and sour cream, for serving (optional)

1. In slow cooker, combine chicken, garlic, salsa, chiles, chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper. Cover; cook on high, 4 hours (or on low, 8 hours).

2. Transfer chicken to a serving bowl, and shred, using two forks; moisten with cooking juices. Serve in taco shells, with toppings, if desired.

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