Late Summer. School and homework. Fall Sports practice. 4-H and State Fair preparation. One last hurrah at the lake. Husker Football. I love this time of year and, yet, it can be a little overwhelming. So much to do, so little time. 

This is when I rely on my crockpot most. Don’t get me wrong – I use it all year around, even in summer. But when the nights start to get a little cool, then that is really when I find my slow-cooker mojo. I have six of them, by the way. In every size imaginable. Some programmable, some not so fancy. But, I use them ALL. There really is nothing better than coming home to a meal ready to go after a long day of work and activities. Especially when a good crock-pot meal shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to throw in. 

This recipe is a staple at our house – it just has so much cook once-serve twice potential! Tacos the first night, then a protein topper to a salad or quesadilla’s or tortilla soup, etc. the next day for lunch! And, literally it has 5 ingredients and takes 30 seconds to throw together in the morning. It really only cooks for 4-5 hours on high, though. So, here is when I use my programmable beast to ensure that the chicken doesn’t get too done.


Lime Chicken Tacos

All you need:

  • 16 ounces chicken breast (usually about 2 large)
  • 1 jar salsa, of choice
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

All you do:

1. Place chicken breast in crockpot. Cover with lime juice and salsa. Cook on High for 5 hours, Low for 7-8 hours. 

Lime Chicken Tacos

2. When chicken has cooked, use 2 forks to shred the breast apart. Add corn and beans. Heat for 10-15 additional minutes until heated through.

3. Serve with choice of toppings:  tortilla’s, cheese, tomatoes, avocado or guacamole , onion, lettuce, additional salsa!

Lime Chicken Tacos   www.herviewfromhome.com4. Enjoy!


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Shannon Frink

Shannon Frink is a registered dietitian and busy mom of two active boys. She knows the challenges of being a professional mom with the need to get a healthy, wholesome meal on the table – Quick! Shannon is the registered dietitian at Mary Lanning Heathcare Wellness department, where she has the unique opportunity to assist busy employees and community members to make healthy lifestyle choices! Shannon is Certified in Adult Weight Management by the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and is an active member of the Nebraska Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and the Central Nebraska District Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, as well as, a volunteer in the community. Shannon enjoys following her kids many activities, camping, biking, skiing with her family, trying new recipes, and participating in fitness classes and leagues.