3-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Chicken for Game Day

Created December 8, 2016
Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken
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Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

It’s the No. 1 rule of being a game day host: You’re going to need food—a lot of it. Watching people run around a football field sure has a way of working up an appetite! But you’ve got better things to do on Saturday than spending all day cooking for Sunday’s game.

Enter the easiest game day meal/app/snack ever. This three-ingredient (you read that right!) shredded chicken is a true MVP: You start with flavorful, budget-friendly chicken thighs. And you’re guaranteed stellar results; we’ve tested it over and over again and it always turns out perfectly.

So here’s your game plan: Set the slow-cooker on the counter along with your favorite taco toppings and some mini soft tortilla taco boats. The shape means they’re just about spill-proof, so your couch will be safe, and the small size means guests can have a few if they just want a snack, or pile their plates with mini tacos for a no-stress lunch or dinner.

Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

A few ideas to make your day even easier:

  • Turn it into a semi-potluck, and ask every guest to bring a different taco topping so you just provide the filling and tortilla boats. 
  • The recipe calls for thighs, but this low-maintenance dish would work with breasts, tenders and even ground chicken, so feel free to use any type of boneless chicken you happen to have. 
  • Make a double batch so you have extra chicken to use in dinners this week. Use it instead of beef in our always-popular Taco Crescent Ring.