Peanut Chicken Tacos (slow cooker)

Do you remember the Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos that I made a while back?  Well, consider this a sort of Thai version of those.. and it’s no secret that Thai flavors are a favorite mine lately!  Tacos are a regular thing at my house so I was excited to switch up the flavors with these babies and I think you will love them as much as we did.  OH, and get ready for ALL Mexican food ALL the time next week on Wishes and Dishes :)  That’s right, a whole week of nothing but Mexican dishes, so consider this a little sneak peak.  I’m so excited!

This is fantastic idea for tacos that perfectly brings together a Mexican concept and Asian flavors…two of my absolute favorites!  I loved the sweet-flavored peanut chicken, crunchy peanuts, cilantro and lime juice paired with the lightness of the fresh tortillas.  To be honest, the peanut sauce is the component that really stole the show as far as flavor.  Peanut sauce is seriously the king of all sauces in my world!  I’m convinced that it can make just about anything taste better.

These peanut chicken tacos are filled with flavor, and a breeze to make!  I also loved the bright, vibrant colors in these.  You have just got to love a quick meal that only LOOKS complicated.  Enjoy!

Peanut /Thai /Asian Chicken Tacos made in the crock pot (Slow Cooker)

INGREDIENTS:

*serves 4*

For the peanut chicken:

2 chicken breasts or thighs, boneless and skinless

1 cup Thai peanut sauce

1/2 cup coconut milk or chicken broth

For the tacos:

12 small tortillas
2 avocados, sliced
1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
extra peanut sauce, to taste (optional)
1/4 cup peanuts, coarsely copped
1 medium tomato, chopped
cilantro to taste, torn
1 lime, sliced into wedges

DIRECTIONS:

Mix the peanut sauce and coconut milk and place it in the slow cooker along with the chicken and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until cooked through.
Remove the chicken from liquid and shred.

Spoon the warm peanut chicken onto the tortillas, assemble the tacos by adding the other ingredients in any order and squeeze some fresh lime juice on the top.  Roll up like a burrito and enjoy!

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

22 Responses to “Peanut Chicken Tacos (slow cooker)”

  1. August 1, 2013 at 2:09 AM #

    It’s almost bedtime and I’m extremely hungry, between your cookie recipes and now this! Dang it… now all I’ll think about before I sleep is food! haha.. Looks mouthwatering Ashley! And slow cooking is always a good thing in my book! No heat in the house and no babysitting –yay! :) Have a great rest of the week.

    • August 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM #

      I love slow cooking in the summer!

  2. August 1, 2013 at 8:17 AM #

    Hooray for meals in the slow cooker! I keep saying that I need to use mine more often, and this recipe sounds like a great way to start things off!

    • August 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM #

      Same here – I am making a point to use mine more!

  3. August 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM #

    These look incredible, Ashley!! Going to make these for sure – love these slow cooker recipes! Oh and I am SO excited for Mexican week next week. As a Texas girl, I can never get enough!

    • August 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM #

      One can never have enough Mexican food!

  4. August 1, 2013 at 11:40 AM #

    I’m going to definitely make these and I have been craving tacos like crazy! Great job Ashley!

  5. August 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM #

    Ermahgerrrd, the peanuts, the sauce, the avo.. everything about this is screaming my name! Tacos are such an awesome dinner. So easy and so yummy!

    • August 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM #

      Yes they sure are! LOVE tacos

  6. August 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM #

    Such an easy dish to throw together with amazing flavors!

    • August 1, 2013 at 11:07 PM #

      Thanks, Christina! It definitely was easy!

  7. August 1, 2013 at 9:06 PM #

    Love the combo of Mexican and thai flavors! Your tacos look divine Ashley!

  8. August 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM #

    Yum! Ashley, I love how creative you are! My family would gobble these up for sure. I’m putting this on my grocery list for the menu. You rock! (Pinning!)

    • August 2, 2013 at 4:04 PM #

      Aww thank you so much Gloria! You’re the best!

  9. August 4, 2013 at 8:02 PM #

    Great dish! I love Thai and I love tacos – great to merge the two together! This looks so tasty and wonderful – thanks so much. (P.S. Got the Red Jacket juice! Thanks again.)

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:02 PM #

      Thanks John! So glad you received your juice!

  10. August 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM #

    a week full of only Mexican food….oh u r so lucky…these tacos look absolutely terrific, yummm :-)

    • August 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM #

      Thank you so much!

  11. August 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM #

    These look great! I need to use my slow cooker more often!

    • August 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM #

      Same here, Kara! It’s too easy not to use often! :)

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