So I debated on whether to post a recipe today…I mean, it has been a week since I last posted a recipe so why today? I feel guilty when I don’t post a few recipes a week and I admit that I struggle with finding balance between being a mom and a blogger. Last week I had two strings concerts to attend for my oldest, a field trip to the mall and the skating rink with him. I helped with the kindergarten gradation pictures since the office asked and my baby was one of them. Not to mention, he lost his first tooth and then swallowed it all within the same minute. Oh the drama. He was scared, disappointed, worried, and elated all at once. There has been Top Readers Club parties for my 9 year old lovely girl to photograph, bring cupcakes and drinks for, pizzas to pick up…yeah…it has been a little busy. And frankly, this school year just needs to come to an end because mamas (and dads…but it is mother’s day so ya’ll get over it. :-)) everywhere are just worn slap out. I know many of you work full time jobs, coach their kids t ball teams, run kids back and forth to gymnastics, ballet recital practice and pics, therapy sessions and so much more. So today I decided that I would give ya’ll a Mother’s Day gift. A recipe that is just so satisfying, delicious, and so easy that it cooks itself. No really. So, as we are on the countdown to the end of the school year and my subsequent inevitable nervous breakdown (i am kidding! Mostly) I thought this would be a wonderful recipe to post. I hope ya’ll enjoy it as much as my whole family has. It was a hit even with my pickiest violin player. So happy Mother’s Day to the moms, grandmothers, aunts who act like moms, stepmoms, Godmothers, and all the ladies out there who may not ever have given birth but play the role of mama to so many. Here is your chicken soft taco!!! Much love on this day ladies!! I sincerely am glad to be able to share these recipes with you. Drop me a line and tell me a little about yourself in the comment section so I can get to know you better. I would love that!! Hugs to you. Hope your day is just as lovely as you are.~AMB
Super easy Crockpot chicken ranch soft tacos (original post can be seen here: http://myfindsonline.com/4-ingredient-crockpot-chicken-ranch-taco-recipe/)
Stuff you need~
1 cup chicken broth (I used the entire can)
1 packet ranch dressing packet
1 packet taco seasoning mix (I use mild to ensure the kiddos will find it palatable)
2-3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
shredded cheese, sliced avocados, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream for topping
What to do with the stuff~
Lay your chicken breasts at the bottom of your crockpot ( I used Big Read…a 4.5 quart one). In a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning mix. Pour this mixture over the chicken bosoms (my friend Kylie used to call them this and it always cracks me up. Shout out to Kylie!) and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Big red tends to cook a little faster, so mine were ready in about 4 1/2 hours. Shred the cooked chicken breasts and warm the tortillas. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chicken from the crockpot and put it in a serving bowl (if you wish or you can serve the chicken straight from the slow cooker. You are the mama! Do your thing!) Put out the optional toppings and serve those bad boys up. And watch them disappear!
3!!!! Hard part is done!! Turn the slow cooker on and they will be ready when you are! Pretty great.
Yeah…this was us this morning. The plan was to take a sweet picture of them all around me in our pool…happy and laughing. That was the picture I had in my head. Oh what a pipe dream. This is my reality. The boys got into a fight, the girls trying to make mama happy, and me trying to contain the little one. Ahhh…motherhood. I need a drink!!