I thought that since we are in the autumn/fall season that most of the recipes will be about the holiday seasons coming up and also some healthy snacks as well. For today I will also post a YouTube video of this recipe. It is not the exact recipe, but I felt it was as close to the recipe provided as possible. Enjoy!

NOTE: Just another thought to add is crockpot, air fryer and microwave recipes are probably the easiest forms of cooking, especially for autistic individuals to get started in their cooking journey. Everyone’s walk is different, especially when it comes to cooking on the stove and overall experience. I hope you are able to give this recipe a try with your family, whether you have an autistic student/child or you just want to try something different, create some memories with your family.

~Mom Advocate

• 1½ pounds chicken tenders
• ½ cup chopped onion
• 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced
• 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ½ teaspoon garlic powder
• ¼ teaspoon pepper
• Chopped cilantro, shredded cheese,
and/or tortilla chips for serving


  1. Combine all ingredients, except toppings, in a crock (4 quart).
  2. Cover and cook on low 8 hours.
  3. Remove chicken and shred. Return to crock.
  4. Serve each bowl topped with cilantro and shredded cheese. Add tortilla
    chips if desired.
    Yield: 5 servings
    • Spice things up and add cayenne pepper.
    • Sub out the chicken with 1½ pounds ground beef.
    • I save time and shred my chicken right in the crock, using two forks.

Visual Ingredients

Raw Chicken Tenders
Whole Onion
Chopped Onion
Diced Tomatoes
(2 cans)
Diced Green Chiles
1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. pepper