I really haven't made too many chicken dishes in the the crockpot, because they have a tendency to get really dry. I think the key ingredient is adding a little liquid, but not just water - but broth. I still have some homemade turkey broth so I used that, and even after 9 hours, it was still moist. I would HIGHLY recommend homemade chicken or turkey broth because the health benefits are undeniable (especially in this horrendous flu season!). If you don't have it on hand, the canned broth will do - but next time you make a chicken or turkey, save that carcass!
With this chicken we made chicken tacos, but you can make lots of things with it! Its great for a chicken salad (using paleo mayo) or a chicken a top a bed of greens. What will you do with your chicken?
- 2 - 4 lbs of Chicken Breast (You can add it frozen in the crock pot)
- 1 Cup of Turkey or Chicken Broth
- 1 Onion
- 1 Jalapeño (you can omit if your not a fan of spicy!)
- 3-4 garlic gloves
- Cumin (this is strong, be liberal, but don't over do it)
- Cayenne pepper (again, if your not a fan of spicy be gentle with this one)
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Add the cup of broth to the bottom of the crock pot with the garlic cloves peeled and cut roughly and the onion diced up.
- Place the chicken onto of the liquid and add the spices. (Rub it in if the chicken isn't frozen) and throw the jalapeños on top
- Set your crock pot on low for 8 hours
- When its done, take 2 forks and gently pull apart the chicken. All the spices and liquid will be absorbed and it will be delicious!
For the tacos, we grilled some yellow peppers and onion, made some guacamole and salsa, cut some fresh jalapeños on a lettuce "taco" shell.