For those busy weekdays around the holidays, I’m always looking for dinner shortcuts with a crowd-pleasing result. Today I’m partnering with Safeway to share my crock pot chicken enchilada tacos, which fit the easy weeknight dinner bill with only 4 ingredients…
From the Safeway box this month, I had a few different items to choose from for our recipe curation. What would you come up with? There are lots of fantastic options, and I was so curious to try the 5 minute quinoa!
Here’s what I chose from the box. Using both O Organics®, and Best Foods products for this recipe- all available at Safeway with a range of products for every lifestyle. 100% USDA-certified organic and high-quality everyday products for the best home cooks out there.
O Organics® Enchilada Sauce
O Organics® Blue Corn Taco Shells
O Organics® Quick Cook Quinoa
O Organics® Seasoned Croutons
O Organics® Balsamic Vinaigrette
Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
Lipton Black Tea
How do you meal plan each month? I first check my fridge to see what needs to be used before it goes bad. Then I come up with a list of potential recipes I’d like to make. Lastly, I always check the deals on my Safeway app to make final meal plan decisions.
Today, I’m going to share one of my family’s favorite weeknight meals: Chicken Enchilada Tacos! You won’t believe how simple it is, and it makes great leftovers as well as taco salads, burritos, or even enchilada soup later in the week.
Here’s how to make it:
Start with boneless chicken thighs, a can of enchilada sauce, a jar of salsa (your choice on type and heat) and the juice of two limes. Dump equal parts enchilada sauce and salsa into the crock pot along with the chicken thighs.
Cook on low for 6 hours until you can easily break the chicken apart with a fork. Squeeze two limes on top. Shred but leave some bigger pieces (I’m always looking for the big chunks!).
Now of course, with tacos it’s allllll about the toppings. I’m a big believer in a tangy sauce to go on top of my tacos. This one is so simple! Add 1/2 cup of sour cream to 1 T of Best Foods Mayonnaise, and 1 T of taco seasoning. Mix and add a splash of milk if too thick. You can also use greek plain yogurt as well to replace the sour cream.
Now it’s time to put it all together. Fill your O Organics® Blue Corn Taco Shells with a scoop of chicken filling, and then layer on the toppings with the tangy sauce on top. My favorite toppings are: hot sauce, avocado, cilantro, queso fresco, pico de gallo, and cilantro.
For a simple side salad, toss greens with avocado, cilantro, and some balsamic vinaigrette. I also tossed in some of the O Organics® Quick Cook Quinoa (5 minutes!) for some added protein.
It tasted just like the long cooking variety, what a great shortcut!