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Southwest chicken tacos

September 29, 2019

Everyone loves tacos, am I right! I wanted to create an easy flavorful chicken taco mixture and was trying my best to keep it as low points as I could. These southwest chicken tacos are so good and the chicken filling mixture is zero smart points on WW freestyle for the win! This recipe is so easy to make, just pop a few simple ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do the rest. The only points added will be based on the tortillas or shells you use and any toppings such as cheese that will have points. You could also use this on top of a salad for a delicious zero point meal!

Southwest chicken tacos
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 12
zero freestyle points, 1SP/1PP per serving *Blue & purple 0SP- Green 1SP
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (about 4 breasts)
  • 1 jar of salsa *15.5oz
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced peppers
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  1. Plug crock pot in and set to high or low depending on how long you are cooking it for
  2. I lightly sprayed the bottom of my crockpot then lay down the chicken breast.
  3. Add in the corn, peppers and onions.
  4. I mixed my chili powder and paprika in with the jar of salsa before pouring salsa over chicken.
  5. Add the lime juice, salt & pepper then stir the mixture around.
  6. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  7. Using a few forks shred chicken right in the crockpot and then serve immediately.
  8. Use your favorite low point taco shells and toppings, or serve on top of a salad.
  9. The mixture alone is zero smart points, the only points you will need to count are based on what tortilla/shells and toppings you use.
  10. *Note- feel free to add in a can of zero point beans to the mixture.
  11. Taco mixture will store in the fridge for a fews days and freezes well. Makes 12- ½ cup servings
Freestyle smart points-(Blue) 0 using WW recipe builder *Same on purple
Smart points- (Green) 1 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 1 using PP calculator
Nutritonal info per ½ cup- Calories... 62....Fat 1.2g...Sat fat 0.2g...Carbs 5.5g...Fiber 1g... Sugar 2.3g...Protein 8.2g using My Fitness Pal *Note these number includes all ingredients, old SP & PP were determined before entering the foods that have zero points (ie: veggies)


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    Reply Chris September 29, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    These sound absolutely amazing and so many things you could do with this chicken. Thank you so much for all your recipes. They are what have made my journey a success.

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    Reply Corinna January 10, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    When do you put the lime juice in?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 11, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      Hi sorry was just a typo I forgot to enter it but it is at the beginning when you are putting everything together, I added it thank you

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    Reply Hockey Mom January 21, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Any thoughts on whether using chicken thighs would alter the cooking time?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 22, 2020 at 11:22 am

      Hi, I never cook bone-in chicken as I am not a fan but I would think same cooking time would be fine

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    Reply Paula January 30, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I just made these in my instant pot. Just goggled how to adjust the cooking time. They are delicious! I will make this receipe again and again!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      That is awesome, glad you enjoyed and they worked out in the instant pot 🙂

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      Reply Katie L. Walker November 21, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Paula, how long was it?

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    Reply Victoria February 13, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    What tortillas do you use?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm

      Most tortillas are the same in points, I know in the U.S you might have more options, I just buy small ones

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    Reply Sandy Allen March 11, 2020 at 10:36 am

    I don’t see that you list the cooking time required for different temp settings. Is the 4 hours for high, med or low? Thanks!

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      Reply Sandy Allen March 11, 2020 at 10:39 am

      Never mind, I see it now. Sorry!

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle March 11, 2020 at 11:20 am

        haha sorry answered before I saw your other comment 🙂

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      Reply Drizzle March 11, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Hi Sandy, instructions #6 cook on high for 4 hours, low for 8 🙂

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    Reply Susan Gizinski June 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I have made it several times and have shared your site with others. I had leftovers so wanted to try something different. I made cornbread (you could use jiffy mix but I’m GF so made my own) and put it in a casserole dish. Then I mixed sour cream in the left over chicken and spooned that over the cornbread batter about an inch in from the edge. I topped this with some cheese and baked it until the cornbread was done. It was quite tasty.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 10, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Hi Susan, thanks for sharing, sounds great!! I am glad you enjoy the taco recipe 🙂

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    Reply Leanne Perkins September 18, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Honestly the best Tacos I have ever had!

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      Reply Drizzle September 24, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      Yay!! So glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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