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Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos are one of the best easy chicken meals around! With just 4-ingredients tossed into the slow cooker, you can’t go wrong!

Just top with your favorite taco toppings and this chicken taco recipe is a great way to feed the family fast! If you’re craving Mexican food, you’re going to love this crockpot chicken tacos recipe.

Some of my easy crockpot meals include White Chicken Chili, Taco Soup, Mississippi Roast Sandwiches, and NOW this Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos Recipe! You can’t go wrong!

You’re going to love these easy slow cooker chicken tacos.

chicken tacos with toppings and salsa

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos are the Best Chicken Tacos, ever!

I love this recipe! Just add chicken breasts, salsa, chicken broth, and seasoning into the slow cooker a few hours before you want to eat and you’ll have a tasty, full of flavor meal for taco night! It’s so easy!

Pair with some corn tortillas and your favorite toppings and this recipe is perfect for the whole family to enjoy on Taco Tuesday or those busy nights when you need a meal fast.

–> Here’s my favorite Crock-Pot to use for just about everything!

While this meal LOOKS like a gourmet chef made it, it really is an easy chicken meal idea that ANYONE can make!

You literally add all of the ingredients into the crockpot, turn it on, and walk away. Such a simple and delicious dinner.

When you’re ready for dinner, you just open the lid, shred the chicken up with two forks and serve! WHOA, MAMA! This is easy stuff here! There’s a reason why this is one of my most popular recipes

plate of slow cooker chicken tacos

Ingredients Needed:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Taco Seasoning – I like homemade taco seasoning best
  • Salsa – make sure to use your favorite – mine is HERE
  • Chicken Broth

What to Serve With Chicken Tacos:

I like to use soft tortilla shells for these tacos, but you can also use corn or flour tortillas, taco shells, taco bowls, on nachos, add to a bun or on top of a taco salad instead of beef. Mix it up and try it several different ways!

I think that the toppings are one of the best parts of any taco recipe. Here are a few of my family’s favorites that I always put out on the counter for everyone to stack on their own tacos!

  • tomatoes
  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese – shred your own for the best flavor and texture
  • black olives
  • avocado/guacamole
  • little chopped cilantro
  • salsa/taco sauce

You can also serve it with a side dish of rice or refried beans. I also like to have all the hot sauces on the table as well so that everyone can grab and use them as they please.

Some people like their tacos to be spicier while others prefer them to be mild.

How To Make Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

slow cooker chicken tacos

I get asked time and time again in my Facebook Group, Best Recipes & Meal Ideas, for easy meal ideas – and this one takes the cake.. or salsa in this case!

I would have these Crock Pot Chicken Tacos every day of the week. Truly. I am a taco gal though. I think they’re my favorite food ever. Well, that and chocolate.

To make these shredded slow cooker chicken tacos, you just need one easy step for this simple recipe to happen.

Step 1

Add all of your ingredients into a crockpot, turn it on, and walk away.

And that’s literally it. You’ll have flavorful chicken in no time at all! See why this is at the top of my slow cooker recipes?!

It’s the easiest of crockpot meals around!

cooking chicken in the crock pot

Tips & Variations

This is one crock-pot recipe that is ready in a jiffy and perfect for a weeknight meal! If you use fresh, boneless chicken breasts, you only need about 3-4 hours for this recipe to cook.

If you use frozen, you’ll need more like 6 hours – which totally works if you want to put this on in the morning – cover and cook!

Once your chicken is done, you just lift the lid, shred with two forks and turn the crockpot to the warm setting.

You can eat right away or keep this right on the counter for everyone to enjoy when they are able to eat – if you have a busy evening as we usually do!

There are always leftovers for me to enjoy the next day or throughout the week for a quick warmed-up meal.

chicken tacos on a platter

FAQS

Is it OK to put raw chicken in slow cooker?

It is! The slow cooker is going to cook the meat during the cooking process so you’ll have nothing to worry about.

Can I put frozen chicken in the crockpot?

Yes, you can put frozen chicken in the crockpot. Just be sure to adjust your cooking time and make sure your chicken is 160 degrees inside.

Should you flip chicken in slow cooker?

There is no need to flip the chicken in the crockpot while it’s cooking. You can always stir the mixture if you’re worried about it.

Does slow cooking chicken make it more tender?

You bet! Cooking it in the slow cooker is a longer cooking process that will actually break down the chicken meat making it super tender. This is why meats that are cooked in the slow cooker are so nice and tender.

How do you shred chicken breast?

I use two forks and just start pulling the chicken apart until it’s as shredded as I like it to be.

You can also get a handheld mixer, add to the chicken in a large bowl, turn on and shred it right up that way! It’s so easy to make flavorful shredded chicken

How long does chicken take in a crockpot on high?

Boneless chicken breasts take anywhere from 2-3 hours to cook on high heat and 4-6 hours on low.

Change up Taco Night with this easy chicken recipe for Crock-Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos! Don’t forget a little squeeze of lime juice over the top. You’re gonna love it!

For more amazing dishes, try these next!

plate of slow cooker chicken tacos

Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos

Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos are one of the best easy chicken meals around!  With just 4-ingredients tossed into the slow cooker, you can't go wrong! 
3.70 from 13 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day

Equipment

  • crockpot

Ingredients  

  • 1 lb chicken breasts – boneless, skinless
  • 1 package taco seasoning or homemade
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions 

  • Combine chicken, salsa, taco seasoning and broth in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 3-4 hours
  • Shred with two forks right in the crock pot.
  • Serve in flour tortillas, taco shells, on salads and more!

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Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1011IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, shredded chicken, tacos
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. Was great.i will make again and again!

  2. 5 stars
    Used this method to make chicken quesadilla’s and they were great!!

  3. 5 stars
    Decided to try these out for dinner tonight and they are our new favorite easy quick weeknight meal. They are so flavorful! We used a taco seasoning packet and red cactus salsa. I love that the chicken can be used for tacos, nachos, or in a salad. I am hoarding the leftovers to take for lunches the rest of the week! Thanks, Kasey!!

    1. Oh good! We love them too!

  4. Decided to try these out for dinner tonight and they are our new favorite easy quick weeknight meal. They are so flavorful! We used a taco seasoning packet and red cactus salsa. I love that the chicken can be used for tacos, nachos, or in a salad. I am hoarding the leftovers to take for lunches the rest of the week!

  5. Janet Bradley says:

    Made this last night. Pretty tasty 😀👍

    1. YAY! I’m so glad you liked it!

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