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Pam’s Easy Chicken Tacos (and Girls’ Night)

15 Comments 07 May 2011

Pam’s Easy Chicken Tacos (and Girls’ Night)

Last night was Girls’ Night with my sweet friend, Pam.  Not only did she give me a much-needed night in complete with talking, laughing, walking, watching girl movies, and sleeping in the most comfortable bed imaginable for eight hours straight, she made me a delicious dinner.  Pam is one of those friends who understands my gluten intolerance.  She reads labels.  She calls to ask questions.  She scours her cooking surfaces.  She even cleaned out her mini-crockpot to make us melted chocolate to dip fresh strawberries in for dessert, because she stores the crockpot next to her toaster.  Pam is an amazing friend.

Dinner was so delicious that I had to ask permission to share her recipe.

These chicken tacos would definitely fit with the theme of Diane’s event 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living.  Are you keeping up with the daily submissions?  I’m been updating my submission daily with links to each post.  Check it out here.

Pam’s Easy Chicken Tacos
by Pam


  • 4 chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1-2 cups of your favorite salsa
  • shredded cheese
  • corn tortillas
  • guacamole


1.  Place a layer of salsa at the bottom of your slow cooker.

2.  Place chicken breasts or thighs on top.

3.  Spoon salsa over each piece of chicken.

4.  Cook on low for 4-5 hours and shred the chicken with two forks once it’s cooked through.

5.  Warm the tortillas on a skillet, line with cheese and chicken, and fold over, lightly browning the tortilla on each side.

6.  Serve with extra salsa, guacamole, and your other favorite taco fillings.

After this incredible meal and listening to Stephanie O’Dea’s slow cooking presentation last weekend, I think it’s time to dust off the old slow cooker and let it work its magic!

Too busy to cook?  Toss your chicken and salsa into the slow cooker, and you’ll even have time for a facial!

Thanks, Pam, I needed every moment of last night.  I love you!

Your Comments

15 Comments so far

  1. Lauren says:

    love the facial photos, nothing like girl time. Would you believe I don’t have a slow cooker? I do poach chicken a lot to shred for mexican-y things. Sounds like a fun time.

  2. Merrill says:

    My two essential requirements for any recipe are here.

    1. Relatively easy to make.
    2. Delicious

    Adding the great pictures only served to make me hungry. Time to fire up some chicken tacos.

    – M

  3. Gemma says:

    i suffer from wheat and lactose intolerance and i’m happy you have friends who support you in your gluten intolerance. nice post


  4. Aranka says:

    Hi Heather

    Thanks for sharing, can i use another dip instead of Guacamole? any suggestions? thanks

  5. Julie says:

    As someone who has just recently started a gluten free diet I just want to say a big thank you to you. Your recipes are an inspiration and show that it doesn’t need to be difficult to be gluten free and still eat nice food!

  6. This got me thinking. I wonder if a slow cooker would have any use for a bachelor like me. I’m usually up for easy and quick to make/cook food, especially during weekdays when everything is a rush.

  7. Corey says:

    I had to share this with my wife. All of her friends don’t seem to understand her gluten intolerance – the doctor thinks it has something to do with her being pre-diabetic. They always serve stuff she can’t eat then she is either tempted to give in or they complain she didn’t eat. Your friend is a great person and I know my wife would love to have a friend who was so considerate!

    • Heather says:

      Corey, tell your wife to hang in there! There’s a steep learning curve when it comes to understanding gluten issues. Be patient with friends and they’ll make baby steps toward loving your wife well with simple gestures like bringing gf crackers to an event.

  8. What an awesome recipe, and what a truely good friend! I’m hungry after seeing your pictures. I cant wait to give this recipe to my wife! Thanks…


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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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