Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, August 22, 2011

This recipe came about as I was lying in bed one night thinking of what to have for dinner the next day. I think supplies were getting low but I knew I had chicken in the freezer and some tortillas in the fridge. As I am not one to run to the grocery store every day, it dawned on me that we would be having something with chicken and tortillas. As a side, I fried up some tortillas for chips so I wouldn't have to run to the store (see comment above) to buy chips. And really, who doesn't love homemade chips, anyway. Along with the chips, was a luscious bean dip. Overall, a successful dinner. Plus I didn't have to go to the store!! Yay, me!

Spicy Chicken Crock Pot Tacos

3 - 4 chicken breasts
1 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons taco seasoning ~ recipe follows

Place frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot. Pour chicken stock over chicken. Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken. Allow to cook for 6 - 8 hours until tender. Shred meat when fully cooked. Serve with tortillas and taco fixin's.

Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 teaspoons  onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. crushed dried red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
Mix all spices into a small bowl. Store in a jar in the pantry.

Here's what you need. 
I used the frozen chicken breasts 
from the store that come bagged. 
I always keep them on hand 
for throw-together dinners like this.

Place the chicken in the crock pot. 
Then pour the chicken stock over the chicken 
then sprinkle with the seasonings.

Let 'er rip for several hours then 
shred and serve on tortillas.

Yum, yes?


  1. Hey Val,
    Either I have been asleep at the wheel for 6 months or you are just now starting a blog. It look great! I'm so happy to see that you are doing this now. I'm adding you to my blogroll, too!

  2. Thanks Jackie. The blog's been around for quite a while. Almost as long as my FB page. It doesn't get a lot of action. I enjoy the instant interaction with people on FB but all the recipes THERE are HERE. Thanks for adding me to your blog roll!

  3. Yes, yum! You sound like my kind of cook, taking what is available and creating something good to eat.

    I enjoy cooking like this because it is pure fun.