Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos

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I’m so excited to share this quick and easy Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos recipe that is perfect for a main course or appetizer and drizzled with my favorite avocado spread.

I'm so excited to share this quick and easy Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos recipe that is perfect for a main course or appetizer and drizzled with my favorite avocado spread.

If you’re looking for an awesome Cinco de Mayo recipe, you’ve come to the right place today.  You all know how I love any excuse to devour Mexican food every single day of the week and I am doing just that in honor of the holiday.  Hello, fabulous food.

You know what is making my Mexican food dishes even more spectacular these days?  Well you know that either way I’m going to tell you.  This avocado spread called GoAvo that I posted about on my Instagram page a few months back.  Just telling you guys about it once was not enough to show my love and devotion 🙂  I absolutely LOVE this stuff and honestly think it’s a brilliant idea.

Go Avo Avocado Spread. The new and healthy way to mayonnaise!

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of tasting GoAvo yet, I have two things to say to you: 1. You should change that really soon, and 2. It has the flavor profile and consistency that is similar to mayonnaise and aioli.  Therefore, GoAvo can be a simple replacement for either of those two things in a recipe (think egg salad, tuna salad, or chicken salad) or just simply as a spread for your sandwiches/subs.  It comes in three flavors – Original, Basil, Chipotle – and is an all-natural avocado-based condiment and eggless mayonnaise alternative.  Each bottle contains ~85% avocado (other ingredients are grapeseed oil, white wine vinegar and lemon juice).  I just love the perfectly creamy texture!  Also, one tablespoon of GoAvo is 25 calories versus 90 calories in one tablespoon of mayonnaise – yes, please!

Quick and easy recipe for Slow Cooker Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos recipe that is perfect for a main course or appetizer and drizzled with my favorite avocado spread. Great for Cinco de Mayo!

I know that some of you reading my blog are very health conscious.  If you care a lot about what’s in your food then you will love GoAvo.  Their spread has no artificial preservatives, is vegan, non-GMO certified, soy-free, gluten-free and made with organic ingredients.  I think my husband may love it even more than I do.  You see, he is a hater of mayonnaise and won’t use it on anything.  I always found it baffling how he could eat a cold cut sandwich DRY with no mayonnaise or spread of any kind, but now he finally found something he really enjoys.

So, I love that these Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos double as a dinner or a party appetizer.  The chicken is slow-simmered in the crock pot in a creamy salsa verde sauce and comes out so incredibly juicy.  The flavor of the chicken, the cheese, and the GoAvo spread blend together for the perfect flavor and perfect Mexican dish for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Healthy GoAvo Avocado Spread. The new gluten free and clean-eating alternative to mayonnaise!

This Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos recipe will make enough to leave you with leftovers if you are feeding just yourself and your spouse or a small family! It also reheats well.  It’s just my husband and I at home so that means two days in a row of this deliciousness (and only having to cook once – yay!)  Whether you make it for Cinco de Mayo or another random day, just make sure you make it.  You can also find out where to buy GoAvo by using their store locator.  Enjoy, everyone!

Quick and easy recipe for Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos recipe that is perfect for a main course or appetizer and drizzled with my favorite avocado spread. Great for Cinco de Mayo!

Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4-5
 
Quick and easy Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos recipe that is perfect for a main course or appetizer and drizzled with my favorite avocado spread!
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ⅓ cup tablespoons salsa verde
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 16 taco or fajita sized flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese Colby jack cheese
  • GoAvo spread, for drizzling over Taquitos
  • cilantro, jalapeños, sour cream, for additional toppings (optional)
Instructions
  1. To your 2 or 3 quart slow cooker, add chicken, cream cheese, garlic, salsa verde, and water. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours.
  2. A little bit before serving, take two forks and shred chicken. Mix all ingredients in the slow cooker so they are well combined and chicken is fully coated.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 and grease a large baking sheet.
  4. Lay tortillas out on your working surface. Divide shredded cheese between all of the tortillas. Add shredded chicken mixture evenly to each tortilla.
  5. Roll up each tortilla tightly and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until tortillas are lightly browned around the ends and cheese is fully melted.
  6. Drizzle GoAvo (flavor or choice) over the Taquitos - do each one individually or pile them on a plate and drizzle GoAvo over all for an impressive presentation.
  7. Enjoy!

I'm so excited to share this quick and easy Slow Cooker Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos recipe that is perfect for a main course or appetizer and drizzled with my favorite avocado spread.

 Disclaimer:  Thank you GoAvo for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always.

Recipe source:  strongly adapted from lecremedelacrumb.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

17 Responses to “Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Taquitos”

  1. May 4, 2016 at 8:31 AM #

    Why have I not heard of this avocado spread until now? I must find it at my grocery store this week!

  2. May 4, 2016 at 9:35 AM #

    Okay, I need to find me some of that avocado spread. There are so many things I can envision using that for!

  3. May 4, 2016 at 10:06 AM #

    These taquitos look so yummy! I need to try them!

  4. May 4, 2016 at 10:27 AM #

    Love using the slow cooker to prepare Mexican meats! And it works so well with chicken. This is a wonderful recipe — so much flavor. Love the food styling in the photos! Good stuff — thanks.

  5. May 4, 2016 at 1:01 PM #

    Yum! These look delicious and I need to find this spread at my grocery store!

  6. May 4, 2016 at 1:04 PM #

    I have never heard of this before! But I super love avocados, so I need to find some asap!

  7. May 5, 2016 at 2:45 AM #

    My dudes would go absolutely crazy over these. So amazing. I really need to find this GoAvo stuff. Not sure if they carry it in Canada. I have to find it asap.

  8. May 5, 2016 at 8:16 AM #

    It has been farrrr too long since I’ve made taquitos!! These sound awesome!

  9. May 5, 2016 at 8:18 AM #

    These look so flavorful and special being homemade! 🙂

  10. May 5, 2016 at 8:48 AM #

    Dear Ashley, these look fabulous! I wish I had these for lunch today…the GoAvo is something I must look for. xo, Catherine

  11. May 5, 2016 at 9:31 AM #

    I’ve got to find some of that GoAvo! My brother would go crazy over that!

  12. May 5, 2016 at 10:08 AM #

    Mmmmm … these look fantastic! And I bet that Basil GoAvo spread is fabulous. I’ll have to look for it at my grocery store, for sure.

  13. May 5, 2016 at 10:10 AM #

    I’m not sure if these make me love you or hate you!! I would eat every-single-one! I am a sucker for chicken enchiladas and taquitos. Darn it am I hungry now!! Love these! Pinned!

  14. Ginny McMeans
    May 5, 2016 at 10:21 AM #

    Your taquitos look wonderful and the GoAvo addition is perfect.

  15. May 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM #

    I’d never heard of GoAvo before but it looks and sounds great! And I love that you baked these. So much easier and healthier than frying!

  16. May 5, 2016 at 5:05 PM #

    That creamy chicken sounds amazing. I have to try this recipe!

  17. May 6, 2016 at 7:14 AM #

    This looks awesome! LOVE the sound of GoAvo! I also am now craving taquitos at 7:15am…haha.

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