Fajita Burrito Bowls in a Jar (Perfect for Play Date Picnics!)

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Pep up your park playdates. Instead of having boring crumbled crackers from the bottom of your hand bags, or squished PB&J, send the kids to the playground and enjoy these Fajita Burrito Bowls in a Jar with your BFF. Perfect for park playdates, and they pair great with #AquafinaSparkling [ad]

There is a horrible misconception going around, and I feel like I have to clear it up with y’all. There are people in this world… I can’t believe I even have to type this out… that think play dates are exclusively for kids. Shhh, don’t tell, but some of us know the real reason play dates exist. Sure, they’re great for kids, don’t get me wrong. I mean, as a homeschool mom, I love for my son to have play dates and get some socialization. But let’s be real.

Play dates are for moms.

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Thanksgiving this year is going to be a little bit weird for us. Usually, we go out of town to visit my grandmother, and it’s always an amazing time. But to be honest, things with Ketchup have been a little iffy around here– with new therapies starting and old ones ending, he’s in such a great period of transition that we don’t really want to rock the boat. It’s going to be our first Thanksgiving in years being home for the holiday instead of visiting family, and honestly? We’re going out to eat. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t buy one of those delicious turkeys on sale… a good Thanksgiving-in-January preparation, if you will. But one thing I really love about Thanksgiving, regardless of where I spend it, is the leftovers. Then again, after a day or two, you really get tired of Turkey Sandwiches… that’s where this yummy soup comes in. It’s easy to make, it’s delicious, and it uses stuff you probably have on hand after Thanksgiving dinner– you can swap out any vegetables or meat you’d like, meaning this turkey vegetable soup could just as easily become a ham and potato soup, or a vegetarian hearty vegetable soup… the possibilities are endless, so let’s get cooking.

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Growing up, fall trips to Silver Dollar City were kind of a big deal. I mean, the Ozarks are just stunning in the autumn as it is– beautiful orange and red leaves, rolling hills, and just the smells of fall. One of those scents that I’ve tucked away in my memory is the wafting fragrance of the giant cast iron skillets of succotash… delicious squash, corn, chicken, and okra, all sauteed in the skillet with plenty of butter and served in bowls. It’s just one of those fall must-haves, and I was dying to replicate it at home when this year didn’t have a trip to Silver Dollar City in the cards.

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This cashew chicken tastes just like the kind you'd get in any Springfield-area Chinese restaurant, the birth of Springfield-style cashew chicken! You'll love this fried chicken in an Asian-inspired gravy!

Growing up, there was only one option when you wanted Chinese food… the menu may have had a ton of great choices, but if it wasn’t Springfield Cashew Chicken, was it even really worth ordering Chinese food? You see, traditional Cashew Chicken is a Chinese-American dish that’s stir fried in a wok, but Springfield-style Cashew Chicken combined classic American food– fried chicken– with this popular dish, and allowed a totally new recipe to take shape… and trust me, you must try it.

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Crock Pot Chicken Street Tacos

These chicken street tacos are simple enough to make any night of the week, and are perfect for Taco Tuesday. They're so flavorful, and easy to make in your slow cooker. | slow cooker | chicken dinner | taco night | crock pot |

Hello, week… if you’re like me, you’re already looking for the perfect recipe for Taco Tuesday tomorrow and every week… and this one is SO simple that you won’t even have to worry about it. During the summer, I hate using my stove top to boil a chicken but I love chicken tacos year round… boiling a chicken just feels like it makes the whole house a little hot and sticky, which adds a nice warmth in the house in the winter, but is just WAY too hot in summer.

These chicken street tacos are simple enough to make any night of the week, and are perfect for Taco Tuesday. They're so flavorful, and easy to make in your slow cooker. | slow cooker | chicken dinner | taco night | crock pot |

This recipe is SUPER simple… start by layering half of a small jar of your favorite picante sauce– any kind and any level of spice your family likes will work just fine!

Next, layer on 2 pounds of chicken breasts (or use your favorite chicken meat– thighs, legs, even a whole chicken will work since you will be removing it to shred later).

Top with a packet of chicken taco seasoning (or your favorite taco seasoning blend), and pour the remaining picante sauce on top.

The picante sauce will help keep the chicken from getting dry, while also enhancing the seasoning for extra flavor.

These chicken street tacos are simple enough to make any night of the week, and are perfect for Taco Tuesday. They're so flavorful, and easy to make in your slow cooker. | slow cooker | chicken dinner | taco night | crock pot |

Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Remove from the slow cooker and shred the meat. Return the meat to the slow cooker and give it a good stir, then leave it on warm until you’re ready to serve, or serve it right away.

These chicken street tacos are simple enough to make any night of the week, and are perfect for Taco Tuesday. They're so flavorful, and easy to make in your slow cooker. | slow cooker | chicken dinner | taco night | crock pot |

Load up your tacos with all of your favorite fixin’s– I love a little bit of lettuce, tomato, and cheese on mine– and serve!

Crock Pot Chicken Street Tacos
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 small jar picante sauce
  2. 2 lbs chicken
  3. 1 packet chicken taco seasoning
Instructions
  1. In a crock pot, pour half of the jar of picante sauce.
  2. Place chicken on top of picante sauce.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning.
  4. Pour the remaining picante sauce on top of the chicken.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  6. Shred chicken and serve on tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.
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What’s your favorite Taco Tuesday recipe? If you’re looking for Tacos, definitely check out this recipe for Fajita-style beef tacos in the crock pot.

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