Saturday, June 13, 2020

Crockpot Mojo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Avocado Crema

Can yous say I’thousand into avocado and jalapeño recently? I can’t help it. I dear all Mexican food together with flavors SO much. Instead of making a Tex-Mex inspired brunch, I decided to go for tacos today. This is a nifty recipe for the upcoming football game season, or for an easy, weeknight dorsum-to-schoolhouse dinner. Slow cooker to the rescue!

I love this fourth dimension of yr because it means breaking out the tedious cooker more ofttimes, making more soups, and fun game-mean solar day recipes. To be honest, I actually don’t aid very much well-nigh football game, only the food is some other storey.
If yous aren’t familiar with mojo, it’s basically a Cuban marinade that consists of citrus in addition to herbs. I used a mixture of orangish juice, lemon juice, lime juice, fresh oregano, onion, together with garlic to fix the chicken inward. It has and then much bright flavour as well as it’s a overnice change from all the spicy chili/cumin rubbed chicken I unremarkably use for tacos.

This chicken tin definitely be made ahead of time. You can either cook it on low for 7-8 hours, or on high for well-nigh 4 if you lot’re pressed for fourth dimension. You really can’t mess this upward.

It’s served alongside crunchy cabbage, this avocado jalapeño crema that is to choke for, and crumbled queso fresco. Because what’sec a taco without it?!
Serve these upwards amongst my favorite guac and around mexican beers or margs. Can y'all order I’k excited for the season?


Crockpot Mojo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Avocado Crema



Prep Time twenty minutes

Cook Time iv hours

Total Time iv hours 20 minutes

Servings iii -four

Author Molly (Spices in My DNA)


  • For the CHICKEN:

  • i
    medium xanthous onion, thinly sliced

  • ii
    garlic cloves, smashed

  • 2
    sprigs fresh oregano

  • ane
    bay leafage

  • one ane/two
    boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • juice of iii oranges

  • juice of two lemons

  • juice of one lime

  • 1 ane/ii

  • one
    olive oil

  • i/ii

  • ane/ii

  • For the CREMA:

  • ane

  • one
    jalapeño, ribs as well as seeds removed, around chopped

  • i
    garlic, just about chopped

  • i/iii
    obviously Greek yogurt

  • squeeze of lime

  • 1/ii
    table salt

  • ane/2

  • For SERVING:

  • your favorite tortillas

  • 1/iv
    chopped cilantro

  • ane-two
    shredded cabbage

  • one/two
    crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese

  • lime wedges


  1. Place sliced onions, garlic, oregano, together with bay foliage inwards a irksome cooker. Place the chicken on elevation. Combine the orangish juice, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin, olive rock oil, salt, as well as pepper in a medium bowl as well as stir. Pour over the chicken. Cook for iv hours on high or vii-8 on low.

  2. When chicken is finished cooking, remove from crockpot, permit cool slightly, together with shred alongside two forks. Discard the onions, bay foliage, garlic cloves, as well as oregano sprigs. Place the shredded chicken dorsum into its cooking juices.

  3. To make the crema, combine the avocado, jalapeño, garlic, Greek yogurt, crush of lime, common salt, too H2O in a nutrient processor or blender. Blend until creamy.

  4. To assemble the tacos, meridian chicken with a handful of cabbage, a drizzle of crema, a sprinkle of queso fresco, cilantro, too a crush of lime.