Saving Spoons – Sweet & Spicy Chicken Tacos

I am about to share the most delicious and the easiest recipe known to mankind. We all know this time of year gets crazy busy and its hard to find time in the kitchen. Never fear! This recipe is a lifesaver! And takes seriously less than 5 minutes to throw together!

I originally found this recipe over a Prudence Pennywise over a year ago and ever since it has become a regular meal at our house!

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Tacos


1 lb chicken breast

1/3 c brown sugar

1 can petite diced tomatoes (14oz)

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Throw everything into the crockpot after coating pot with nonstick cooking spray. Cook on high for 4-6 hours. Shred chicken shortly before serving. Variations include adding black beans or rice. My parents don’t like it quite as sweet as I do so adding the black beans helps even that out. You can also use tomatoes with added chilies if you want to kick the spice up a notch.

Serve with taco shells and the fixings. What makes this a great meal is that it is also gluten-free if you serve with corn shells! Woo-hoo!

It is a tradition in our family to have Mexican food on Christmas Eve (I have no idea how the tradition started but its one of our favorites!) so this will be added to our table this Christmas Eve!

Do you have a recipe you would like to share for Saving Spoons? Shoot me an email! I would love to feature it!

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One comment on “Saving Spoons – Sweet & Spicy Chicken Tacos

  1. Katie says:

    That sounds delicious!



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