Easy Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritos with Caramelized Onions

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Easy Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritos It's one of the easiest dinners to prepare... and it's seriously so yummy. #crockpot #chicken #recipewith the holidays arriving, things are about to get hectic. the shopping, the decorating, the school parties, the wrapping, and everything else that goes along with it. it’s the happiest time of the years…and yet it can be the craziest time of the year. the last thing that anyone wants during this busy season is a big mess in the kitchen, and to have to come home from a busy day and make a big dinner. that is why i LOVE the crockpot. and these Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritos with Caramelized Onions are easy to make, and leave practically no mess! everyone in the family loves them, and they are the perfect meal to come home to after a chilly and busy day.

to make this meal, i did my shopping at Smart & Final. i love, love, love, Smart & Final. it is my go to store for party shopping as i have written about before, and it’s also one of my favorite places to shop for food in general. it’s my secret oasis…because it has great items…like family sized food items, fun bulk candy, drinks, unique paper goods, party supplies and a whole lot more. i always find unique food and serving ware items. i really like Smart & Final because it carries warehouse sized items with the feel and convenience of a neighborhood grocery store and there’s NO club fee. it’s one-stop shopping because you can buy everything from fresh produce to bakery items in large and small sizes. Smart & Final has great exclusives lines such as First Street, La Romanella, and Ambiance that are priced at a great value….this makes shopping for big families, parties, camping trips and family barbecues perfect.

i was able to make my entire Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritos with Caramelized Onions dinner by shopping exclusively at Smart & Final. here is my grocery list for the meal: Chicken Breasts, Sour Cream, Salsa Verde, Monterey Jack Cheese, Queso Fresco, Cilantro, Lime, Tomatoes, Avocado, Onion, Tortillas, and Refried Beans.
How to make chicken verdethis is all you need for the first step of making Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritos with Caramelized Onions.Best Chicken Verde Recipewhile you are slicing the onions, turn on the crockpot on high. put a couple of pats of butter into the bottom of the dish and let them melt.Crockpot Chicken Verde Recipeslice half an onion, and place slices into the crockpot.
crockpot onions recipestir the onions around to coat with the melted butter.crockpot carmelized onions recipegenerously salt and pepper the chicken breasts on both sides, and place into the crockpot on top of the onions.Best Crockpot Chicken Pork Verdepour the entire jar of salsa verde verde over the chicken.Best Crockpot Chicken Verde it will look like this.

Easy Chicken Verde Recipenow let it sit!

set crockpot on high if you plan on eating in 3-5 hours. set on low if you will be eating in more than 5 hours.

you can’t get any easier than that. easy crockpot recipeswhen you are ready to eat, you will end up with something like this….fully cooked chicken breast in salsa verde juice. Chicken Pork VerdeDO NOT REMOVE THE JUICES. with two forks, shred the chicken with the juice. it should absorb all the juice while you shred it.Crockpot Chicken Tacosnext add some chopped cilantro and combine. now your chicken verde is ready to eat. you can eat it in tacos, or by itself, or on top of nachos, but i prefer to eats it like this:Cilanto Verde Chicken1first, warm a tortilla on the stovetop. sprinkle shredded jack cheese over the top.Crockpot Chicken Burritoswait for the cheese to melt and tortilla to brown.Best Crockpot Chicken Burritosremove from heat, and pile chicken verde, sour cream, fresh cilantro, and avocados on top.Best Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritoswrap it up buy folding up the end first, and then the sides. you want to keep all the yummy juices in the tortilla. you can also top with more sour cream and crumbled queso fresco.Best Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritos with Cilantro

this is a warm, savory, comforting dish that is not heavy at all. by itself, it is low calorie and low fat. not so much after adding the sour cream and cheese, but you can adjust any of the toppings to fit your liking. it tastes so fresh with the cilantro, and even better with a squeeze of lime. serve it with some pico de gallo and refried beans topped with queso fresco. your family will love this meal, and being so simple to make, it will probably make it into your dinner meal line up. enjoy!

P.S. you can also this exact meal using pork instead of chicken. i like it just as much, and it’s probably a little juicier.  just prepare the pork with the same instructions, but make sure to skim the fat off the top of the salsa verde liquid after it is cooked BEFORE you shred it.

Easy Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritos with CilantroEasy Crockpot Chicken Verde Tacos with Lime and Cilantro

4-6 chicken breasts
1 jar salsa verde
1 half of medium onion
1-2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

sour cream
shredded jack cheese
cilantro (optional)
lime (optional)
queso fresco (optional)

set your crockpot to high. place 2-3 pats of butter into the crockpot. let melt while you slice 1/2 an onion into thin rings. place the onion slices into the crockpot and stir to coat in the melted butter.

next, generously salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts. place them into the crockpot on top of the onions. pour the entire jar of salsa verde over the chicken breasts. put the lid on the crockpot. leave crockpot on high if you plan on eating in 3-5 hours. set on low if you will be eating in more than 5 hours.

when you are ready to serve, shred chicken with two forks. do not remove the juice, it will absorb into the shredded chicken. mix in 1/4 cup of shredded cilantro. serve on tortillas topped with melted cheese. top with sour cream, avocado and cilantro. squeeze lime on top for a fresh citrus taste. enjoy!

Easy Crockpot Chicken Verde Burritos It's one of the easiest dinners to prepare... and it's seriously so yummy. #crockpot #chicken #recipe

and don’t forget you can get everything you need to make this yummy meal at Smart & Final!smart and final ffamily mealsFind more fantastic recipes at the Smart and Final Social Circular

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  1. Kate says

    Great recipe! I made this for dinner tonight, and my hubby and I loved it! Being 7 1/2 months pregnant, I was looking for something simple, healthy, and tasty to make, and it helps that there is a Smart & Final across the street from me. One thing I didn’t do was salt & pepper the chicken (I was excited to get started and simply forgot), but it came out great and plenty salty enough with the salsa verde. I could only find La Victoria brand. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. Editorial catch…it’s “caramelized” not carmelized.

  3. David Echegoyen says

    Why include ingredients in your recipes and then not show how they are incorporated in the dish? How do I use the refried beans in this recipe? You never say. Don’t assume we automatically know how to make this recipe beforehand. If we did, why would we even need your instructions at all?

    • I’m sorry for not being clear David. I did not use refried beans in the recipe. I just used them as a side dish to eat with the tacos. I was just trying to show all the ingredients you would need to have a complete meal. All I did with the beans was heat them up and put a little cheese on the top. I served them with my tacos, not in them. I hope this helps.

  4. It looks so yummy and best of all I LOVE easy! I never thought to brown the tortilla fist either, way cool! I’m going to try making it this weekend!

  5. Your crockpot matches your blog design… I can’t even. Just way too cute. Oh, and I now want burritos. So making this for dinner tomorrow. #client


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