chicken taco recipes

This shredded chicken filling is super easy to make, thanks to our slow-cooker! The great thing is that you can combine everything, cover and set on low and go about your day. Then by the time dinner rolls around, you’ll have something tasty and flavorful to feed your family. Make a big batch and use the leftovers in other dishes! 

how to make chicken in slow cooker

I used chicken breast that I cut up into chunks, but feel free to use thighs if you prefer dark meat. 

shredded chicken tacos

Once done, take two forks or a pair of tongs and break down the chicken as best you can. It’ll be so tender that it’ll shred easily for you!

taco tuesday recipes

Use this base as a taco filling, piling it into tortillas and topping them with all of your favorite taco toppings!

chicken tacos in slow cooker

The longer the chicken sits in the fridge, the better it tastes. If I were you, I’d make a double batch (it’ll fit in your slow cooker) and use the chicken for other dinners later in the week! Or you can just have slow-cooker shredded chicken tacos multiple days!

chicken tacos

Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos
Serves 8
Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos are super easy to whip up during the week. Just combine everything in the slow cooker and allow to cook. Super flavorful!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
  1. 4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  2. 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  3. 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  4. 1 yellow onion, diced
  5. 1 medium lime, juiced
  6. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  7. 1 (14oz) can crushed tomatoes
For serving
  1. tortillas
  2. cheese
  3. cilantro
  4. lime wedges
  5. sour cream
  6. avocado
  7. tomatoes
  8. hot sauce
  1. In the bowl of a slow cooker, combine the chicken, broth, taco seasoning mix, onion, lime juice, garlic and crushed tomatoes. Cover and cook for about 3 to 4 hours on high or 6 to 7 on low. Once done, take a pair of tongs and shred the chicken. It'll be tender enough to shred easily.
  2. Serve with your favorite taco toppings!
Rachel Hollis