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Chicken Tacos al Pastor in a Slow Cooker

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 16
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Ingredients

For the meat

3
chicken breasts (about 1.5 lbs), cut into large pieces
2
heads of garlic
1
chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
2
tablespoons white vinegar
1
teaspoon oregano
1 1/2
tablespoons lime juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
6
ounces fresh pineapple
1/2
teaspoon ancho chili powder

To serve

16
tortillas
2-3 slices of fresh pineapple, chopped
1/2
red onion, chopped
Cilantro as desired, chopped
Salsa as desired
3-4 limes

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
152.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Cholesterol
27.2mg
9%
Sodium
168.0mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
17.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
2.8g
Protein
10.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
32.20%
32%
Calcium
4.60%
5%
Iron
5.20%
5%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

If fresh pineapple is not in season, you can use canned pineapple, both for the marinade and to serve.

To give it a little more heat, add a serrano or habanero pepper to the marinade.

Directions

  • 1 For the chicken Put the chicken in a slow cooker.
  • 2 Blend the garlic, chipotle pepper, vinegar, oregano, lime juice, salt, pineapple, and ancho chili powder in a blender. Blend on high until all ingredients are well-combined.
  • 3 Pour mix over the chicken. Cover and cook at high temperature for 3 1/2 hours, or until the chicken shreds easily. Turn off the slow cooker, shred the chicken, and allow to rest for 5 minutes so that the meat can absorb the sauce.
  • 4 To serve Warm up the tortillas. Place a little of the mix into each tortilla, add pineapple, onion, cilantro, and sauce. Sprinkle a few drops of lime juice and enjoy!

In Mexican cuisine, the term “al pastor” refers to a marinade made with chilies, pineapple, vinegar, and spices. Tacos al pastor are traditionally made with pork grilled over an open flame. However, the al pastor marinade can be used with any type of meat. Chicken is perfect because it absorbs the sauce’s sweet and sour deliciousness, and it takes less time to prepare. This recipe for tacos al pastor couldn’t be simpler. Just put all the ingredients in a slow cooker. Set your alarm, and forget about it. Your family will love it.

Rate and Comment

Silvia Martinez Silvia Martinez
September 20, 2016

In Mexican cuisine, the term “al pastor” refers to a marinade made with chilies, pineapple, vinegar, and spices. Tacos al pastor are traditionally made with pork grilled over an open flame. However, the al pastor marinade can be used with any type of meat. Chicken is perfect because it absorbs the sauce’s sweet and sour deliciousness, and it takes less time to prepare. This recipe for tacos al pastor couldn’t be simpler. Just put all the ingredients in a slow cooker. Set your alarm, and forget about it. Your family will love it.