Growing up, anytime my mother made twice baked potatoes, she called them potato boats. Similarly, for the holidays when she would scoop her famous sweet potato casserole back into the sweet potato shells, we called them….you guessed it, “sweet potato boats”. The moment I spotted the new Ortega® Fiesta Flats™, I immediately wanted to call them taco boats.
With their uniquely designed flat bottoms and raised edges, they’re like a personal canoe for your taco fixings!
Paired with this insanely easy Crock Pot Pineapple Salsa Chicken you’ll be all set for some Cinco de Mayo Crock Pot Pineapple Salsa Chicken Boats! It might be a tad lengthy to write on the menu, but it’s perfect for preparing for guests. Just allow the crock pot to do all the work thus allowing time for your festive decorating and margarita making!
Crock Pot Pineapple Salsa Chicken Boats
- 1- box Ortega® Fiesta Flats™ (qyt =12)
- 2 pounds chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup Ortega® Thick & Chunky Mild Salsa
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 -20 ounce can pineapple chunks (drained)
- 1 – 15 ounce can Ortega® Black Beans
- 1 -15 ounce can sweet corn (drained)
- 1 – 4 ounce can diced green chillies
- 2 tbsp creole seasoning
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Place the chicken in the slow cooker then add the rest of the ingredients on top. Cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. When chicken can shred easily (toward the end of the cooking time), stir to combine then use 2 forks to shred the chicken. Allow the chicken to cook for an additional 30 minutes enabling and making sure the chicken is able to soak up the juices.
Prior to serving, drain any excess liquid. Serve over rice, or in the Fiesta Flats topped with your choice of garnishes. I topped with shredded lettuce, cheese, and extra pineapple but the options are limitless.
Sweet with a little bit of heat, the flavors work nicely together and let’s be honest, the prep time couldn’t be any easier. Serve alongside some Spanish rice and you have a meal that is both delicious as well as festive and you’ll have leftover Crock Pot Pineapple Salsa Chicken, so either make more boats or eat it over rice like a chicken bowl. YUM!
Have you tried the new Ortega® Fiesta Flats™? I’ll be using them as nacho boat appetizers for a Fiesta Birthday party in a couple of weeks and am pretty excited- no worrying about how to stand up your hard shells!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ortega. The opinions and text are all mine.