Day 15: Chipotle Salsa (and a bonus chicken taco recipe)

For tonight’s dinner, we had what one of my sons calls “the best tacos ever”.  He seriously loves this recipe and they are so easy to make, with just a few ingredients.  My friend, Jen, told me the recipe during a baseball practice and it was so simple that I committed it to memory and have made it a half dozen times since.  Here it is:


2 large (or 3 small) chicken breasts (mine were frozen, straight from the freezer)
1 can tomatoes (I used fire roasted today)
1 package taco seasoning


Dump everything in your crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Before serving, shred the chicken and add a scoop (approximately a half cup, but I never measure) of sour cream and mix it all together.  Serve on flour tortillas with toppings of your choice.  We like cilantro, avocado, and chipotle tabasco.  The kids just like a little bit of cheddar cheese.

Delicious!  And nothing goes better with chicken tacos than chips and salsa so I whipped up a batch of this yummy stuff.  Oh my, it was delicious.  I am a lover of the chipotle chile (you probably guessed this based on my obsession with chipotle tabasco – it makes everything taste better!).  I’ll probably never make a non-chipotle salsa ever again.

Here’s the recipe for Chipotle Salsa:


1 can (14 oz) Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 cup white onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 whole jalapeno, chopped
2 chipotle peppers in adobo, plus 1 tsp of the adobo sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup cilantro
1 lime, juiced

Combine all ingredients in the food processor or blender.  Pulse until everything is evenly blended.  Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed (Add more chipotle peppers if you like it extra spicy).  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

There you have it!  Our easy and delicious dinner!  We served everything with a side of fresh blueberries.  And then took everyone to McDonalds for ice cream, as a reward for our boys for not hitting each other all weekend.  That was $3.76 well spent…


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