Slow Cooker Chicken Al Pastor Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Al Pastor Tacos

Shake things up on your next taco night with this great menu addition, Al Pastor Chicken Tacos. Slow cooked pulled chicken breast seasoned with a blend of spices, pineapple and chipotle is crowned with fresh salsa and a lime drizzle, a flavour combination that’s sure to please.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 7
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 small white onion, chopped (225 g)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) pineapple juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 chipotle in adobo (20 g)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) adobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander seed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) oregano
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • 900 g boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • 1.5 cups (250 mL) diced pineapple
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt

Lime Crema:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Optional:

  • 24 soft flour or corn tortillas (4 inch)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled feta

Instructions

  1. Place onion, pineapple, vinegar, pineapple juice, garlic, chipotle, adobo sauce, chili powder, coriander, cumin, oregano and salt in blender. Whirl until smooth.

  2. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Pour over pineapple mixture to cover. Set slow cooker to low and cook until chicken can be pulled apart with 2 forks, about 4 hours.

  3. Remove chicken from sauce to a plate. Using 2 forks, pull apart chicken. Stir chicken into sauce.

  4. Pineapple salsa

    Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined.

Lime crema

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.

  2. Assemble tacos: top tortillas with chicken and pineapple salsa. Drizzle with crema and sprinkle with feta.

Nutrition Info

  • Amount
  • Calories 69
  • Protein 8.5 g
  • Fat 2.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrate 4.1 g
  • Fibre 0.6 g
  • Sugar 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol 26 mg
  • Sodium 126 mg
  • % Daily Value
  • Potassium 4
  • Calcium 1
  • Iron 2
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

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