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cream cheese and chicken slow cooker tacos

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This dish does not take long to prep, and it will sit happily in the slow cooker and become one of the tastiest dishes you have had in a long time. You can use it as a dip with chips, or roll it up for tacos… Up to you. So you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

★★★★★ 2
serves 5
prep time 8 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cream cheese and chicken slow cooker tacos

  • 2 md
    chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, about 1 pound
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 lg
    jalapeno, seeded, ribs removed and diced
  • salt, kosher variety, taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 c
    filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon (or lime) juice
  • 1 c
    colby cheese, shredded
  • 10 md
    flour tortillas, 6 inches (15cm) in diameter

How To Make cream cheese and chicken slow cooker tacos

  • 1
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 2
    Dice the jalapeno.
  • 3
    Chef’s Note: When Chef Herrick told his students to dice anything, he expected it to be so perfect, you would be able to use them at a Las Vegas craps table.
  • 4
    Add all of the slow cooker ingredients to bowl of your slow cooker.
  • 5
    Set on low for 8 hours… and then take a nap.
  • 6
    Chef’s Note: You could do this on high for 4 hours; however, the flavors have a better chance of blending together on low… Low and slow is the way to go.
  • 7
    After 8 hours, remove the chicken breasts and shred them by hand, or using two forks.
  • 8
    Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
  • 9
    Add the dill, and lemon juice.
  • 10
    Cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  • 11
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  • 12
    Place about a 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in the flour taco.
  • 13
    Roll up tightly and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 14
    Repeat for the other tacos.
  • 15
    Add the Colby cheese to the top of the tacos.
  • 16
    Place into the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and bubbly.
  • 17
    Remove from the oven and serve with some sour cream, or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy.
  • 18
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.