Taco Style Chicken Nite - Crockpot

Didi Dalaba


Being a working mom, my "crockpot" is my BEST FRIEND!!!
Having over the years tried numerous recipes in it. I can seriously tell you, it is NOT for stews, roasts and soups anymore!!

I love, love my rendition of "taco flavor" in this crockpot favorite!

This recipe uses chicken drumsticks and then at the end of cooking time, we broil them for a few minutes... (you know how silly chicken skin becomes in the crockpot)? Well, we will have NONE OF THAT!
We want the skin browned and crisp and full of flavor!! This recipe will give you all of that plus...

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15 Min
9 Hr


1 large
pkg chicken legs (8-10)
1 pkg
taco mix, or 1/4 cup of your homemade dried
1-2 medium
1 medium
garlic cloves
16oz bottle of your favorite taco sauce
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
1 c
1 tsp
pinch of sugar
few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
green onions chopped fine *optional*


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1Gather your ingredients, peppers, onions, garlic ...
Slice your veggie ingredients, your peppers and onions and garlic. Set aside.

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2In a ziplock bag, add your chicken legs, and sprinkle the dried taco mix over the legs. Shake till all the legs have seasonings on them.

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3Place 1/2 of your peppers/onion mixture in the crockpot. Add your chicken legs, cover with the rest of your peppers/onion mixture.
Pour your bottled taco sauce over the chicken legs and veggies. Sprinkle the rest of your seasonings right over the top.

4Cover with lid, and set your crockpot on low for 8-9 hrs.

Preheat oven to *broil*.

Take chicken legs *only* out of crockpot. Place on a baking sheet, and broil for 8-10 minutes, turning halfway till chicken *skin* is nicely browned!!

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5Take out of oven, and place on plate. Drizzle extra cooked pepper/taco sauce from crockpot over chicken, side (rice or choice) and sprinkle with onions for extra fresh taste!!!


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Tacos & Burritos
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #crockpot, #PEPPERS, #taco, #Kids