Chicken, salsa and chicken broth are all the ingredients you need to whip up these delicious crockpot chicken tacos! They are slow cooked for an easy weeknight meal that everyone will love!
Tacos are a staple in our house. We love any kind of taco, from beef to chicken to carnitas, even fish (well, I love fish, the kids? notsomuch). A month or so ago I shared my go-to Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef recipe with you. We use that for everything from tacos to tostadas to rolled tacos. It’s super versatile, and so is the Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat.
It starts with three chicken breasts, seasoned well with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Sidenote – I just got a new Slow Cooker. Its the Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker (aff) and so far I really love it. It’s got a thermometer, so no more overcooked, dry meat! Not sponsored, just wanted to share!
How to Make Crockpot Chicken Tacos
This chicken tacos recipe couldn’t be easier. Pour a jar of salsa and a little chicken broth over the chicken. Close the lid (I love how this one has a rubber seal and locks down tight) and cook on high for 3 hours. If you prefer, you can cook on low for about 4-5 hours, but I am partial to cooking chicken on high in my slow cooker.
Once the time is up, check to ensure that your chicken is cooked, and shred with two forks. Leave the chicken in the broth and set your slow cooker to warm (or low if there’s no warm setting). This will help the shredded meat soak up that lovely juice.
Now it’s time to make your tacos! Any taco shell is good, but I have to admit, homemade are the best. Serve with a side of homemade refried beans and rice or a salad for a complete meal.
My entire family loves these Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos!
I think my family would love it if I made these crockpot chicken tacos daily. The chicken tacos meat is delish in tortillas topped with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and any other favorite taco toppings, but it’s also great in enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas and casseroles. Make a double batch and keep some on hand in the freezer so you’ve always got slow cooker chicken tacos at the ready!
Here are a few more taco recipes to try out:
- Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- The BEST Skinny Taco Dip Recipe
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Chicken Tacos Recipe
For more delicious Mexican recipes, be sure to check these out:
Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1.5 - 2 pounds)
- 1 container of your favorite salsa (14-16 oz)
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
- Taco shells and toppings
- Season chicken breasts well with salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides and place in the bottom of a crock pot.
- Pour salsa and chicken broth over chicken.
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
- Shred chicken in the crock pot and cook on low for about 30 minutes.
- Serve in taco shells or tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.
Hi! I’m Kristin, the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road where you will be inspired by tons of easy to follow recipes, lots of free printables, and a little sprinkling of life thrown in for good measure.