Easy Summer Dinner

Summer is here and no one wants to spend a lot of time cooking.  This dinner is quick, easy, and it won't heat up the kitchen.  Do I have your attention?  Read on!

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Call it a Wrap or a Soft Taco - either way, it's delicious and easy to make.  The secret to not heating up the kitchen?  Use a Crock-Pot!  Here are the basics:
In addition to a crock pot and a large chicken breast you'll need:
  • Taco Seasoning - this is my recipe
  • Green Chilis - 7oz. can
  • Salsa - 12oz. - about half a jar
  • Tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Red Pepper Slices
  • Sour Cream & any other toppings you like

Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breast with taco seasoning.
Place in the crock pot and add the salsa.
Next add the can of green chilis.
Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.  Remove the chicken breast and shred with forks.
Put the chicken back in the crock pot and stir.
Let it cook for another hour.  Remove chicken and strain the juices .  I use a mesh strainer.
Time to assemble:

Start with some lettuce on a tortilla and add the chicken mixture.
Add the shredded cheese and red peppers.
Since I'm watching my calories these days, I stopped there, but feel free to add sour cream and any other toppings you love.  
Roll it up and take a bite!

This recipe yielded 6 wraps.  Keep in mind, this was a large chicken breast and it depends on the amount of chicken mixture you add to each one.  

The first time I made this my husband loved it and said he could eat it once a week.....

Hmmmm, there are several weeks of Summer left... 

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  1. Excellent timing! I have chicken and no new ideas. Over from PS, enjoy your week!

    1. I'm always happy to help, Nancy. Have a great dinner!

  2. Thanks for sharing, always great to have extra ideas to use with chicken.
    I visited you via Happiness Is Homemade Party
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    1. Happy to share and I will be by!

    2. Thank you for sharing your links with us at #272 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.

  3. I make this "salsa chicken" all the time, you're so right, it makes a great and easy summer meal!

    1. It sure does! Thanks for stopping by, Jenna.

  4. This looks delicious and I don’t even eat chicken! I could definitely substitute something! I’m these hot days who wants to cook?

    Appreciate you sharing your recipe at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop 71!


    1. There are so many options - beef or turkey? I certainly don't want to cook when it's hot out and I think this is the perfect solution!

  5. I love that you made it into a lettuce wrap! The perfect summer meal! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks so good, Ann! I'm definitely adding this to my recipe list. Off to pin it right now. Thanks!!

  7. Yum! This looks delicious! I will have to try it!

  8. Love a good chicken taco! Thanks for sharing at SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

  9. Love this fresh and light recipe for summer dinner, Ann! Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesday Turn About. I'm delighted to be featuring your post this week! Pinned!

  10. Wonderful recipe and one I hope to use soon. Thanks for sharing it! Sounds delicious.


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