There's just something wonderful about breathing in the fresh air, listening to the sizzle of the grills and biting into the big, bold flavors of everything from street tacos to crispy empanadas.
But as the temperatures start to drop this fall, you can stay inside – and bring some of those street-style flavors home!
Behold: today we're making Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos! With savory Asian spices, amazingly tender chicken and crisp veggies, these fun and fresh tacos are included in the One-Pot 10-Meal Kit, which has everything you need to make 10 simple, delicious meals – without all the mess. In fact, several recipes like this one are made for your slow cooker!
Top your tacos with a refreshing squeeze of lime juice, chopped peanuts, cilantro, chopped cucumbers, shredded carrots or whatever veggies you'd like. (And if you need to drive the kids to practice after school, you can even use double tortillas, wrap them in foil in true "street" style and take 'em with you on the go.)
Ready to get started?
How to Make Your Tacos
Here's a quick rundown. You can also see the full recipe here »
Stir Up Your Sauce
Grab a large slow cooker and lightly grease the inside with cooking spray. Stir in 1 packet Korean BBQ Slow-Cooker Sauce Mix and ½ cup beer or apple juice.
Tip: If you're making this meal for kiddos, choose apple juice instead of beer. Though the alcohol in beer will cook off in your slow cooker, apple juice will create a sweeter flavor.
Cook Chicken Low & Slow
Toss in 1½-1¾ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts; stir to coat.
Cook on LOW 4-6 hours or until chicken is tender and shreds easily. Remove chicken, shred it and toss it back into your slow cooker.
Add Fresh Fixings
Assemble a station of fresh toppings, like chopped cucumbers, shredded carrots, chopped nuts and cilantro. Like I mentioned earlier, lime wedges are great for adding a burst of juicy flavor, too!
Pile your shredded chicken into warm tortillas. Top with veggies and nuts and serve with additional sauce on the side for dipping if you'd like. BOOM.
Tips & Hints
- If you don't have any apple juice or beer on hand, substitute orange juice instead.
- If you have kiddos or picky eaters in the house, set out a station of toppings so everybody can customize their own tacos.
- For easy sides, try cream cheese wontons, spring rolls or Garlic Buttered Green Beans.
- Not a big fan of tortillas? Use bowls with brown or white rice instead.