Crock pot + Frozen chicken + Stubb’s BBQ Sauce = Dinner. Look ma, no hands!
Like many of the meals I come up with, it starts with whatever I happen to have too much of in the fridge or cupboard. This week it was Stubb’s BBQ sauce. Which, to be honest, is not a bad thing to have too much of!
I had frozen chicken breasts and decided to make shredded BBQ chicken but instead of having sandwiches, I wanted to change it up, so I went with an alternative taco.
And then we wait… on low for 6-8 hours.
And you wait some more…
Then you run to the grocery store after work for tortillas, cilantro, lettuce and cojita cheese.
Then you shred the chicken, put it in a bowl and add a wee bit more BBQ sauce b/c it was a long day in the crock pot and may even be a bit dry.
Then you fry & shape your taco shells. I am never never never ever again buying boxed hard taco shells. The fresh ones are just too good. 1 inch or so of canola oil, heat, you can tell it’s ready when you dip the tortilla in and it sizzles. Using tongs, dip half the tortilla in the oil and with a fork, or spoon, or other utensil of your choice, hold the half under the oil and create the taco shape. Cook for about 1 minute on each side.
Then you make your tacos- shredded lettuce, cojita cheese, chicken & cilantro. YUM!