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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

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Slow cooker shredded chicken tacos are tender, full of flavor, and best of all, a cinch to prepare. Simply toss the ingredients into the slow cooker and dinner is made!

We’ve owned a slow cooker for years, but it wasn’t until the last couple of years that we started to put it to use.

Slow cooker shredded chicken tacos are one of our favorite recipes mainly because it’s so versatile.

Slow cooker shredded chicken tacos on a white plate with peppers.

This recipe was one of the first to appear on the blog, and it was one of the most basic.

At the time, the recipe only consisted of chicken and a few spices. Fast forward over a year and we’ve given it quite a make-over.

Close up of slow cooker shredded chicken tacos in flour tortillas.

Now the shredded chicken tacos are complete with chicken, peppers, tomatoes, salsa, taco sauce, and spices.

We even updated the topping. Instead of using an avocado crema, we made a spicy coleslaw that pairs wonderfully with the flavor of the chicken.

Top down view of slow cooker shredded chicken tacos with spicy coleslaw and peppers.

When I first started cooking, there are two big issues I kept having in regards to chicken. Dry and flavorless meat.

However, cooking chicken in a slow cooker solves both of these problems by locking in flavor and moisture.

Since the chicken is cooked at a lower temperature, it doesn’t dry out. Additionally, the seasonings have a chance to really soak in and give the chicken an amazing flavor.

Slow cooker shredded chicken tacos with condiments.

Even though the flavor of the tacos is amazing, the best part of this dish is the ease of preparation. It only takes minutes to place all the ingredients into the slow cooker.

After the chicken is cooked, shred it using two forks, a set of meat claws, or my favorite way, with a hand mixer and beater attachments.

Top down view of slow cooker shredded chicken tacos with salsa, jalapenos and peppers.

Place the shredded chicken into your favorite flour or corn tortillas and add your favorite toppings. We also like to add sour cream, guacamole, vinegar slaw, fresh tomatoes, or onions.

However you prepare it, make this dish your own and you’ve got an easy dinner that can feed a crowd. This recipe can be easily adjusted to specific tastes or quantities.

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Slow cooker shredded chicken tacos are tender, full of flavor, and best of all, a cinch to prepare. Simply toss the ingredients into the slow cooker and dinner is made!

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Enjoy a low-fuss meal with these slow cooker shredded chicken tacos. They are super juicy, tender and packed with flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup bell peppers, chopped, (mixed variety)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 32 ounces chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours.
  3. Filling is done when liquid has cooked down and is level with chicken. Chicken should be tender and shred on its own.
  4. Place in warm tortillas and add toppings.

Notes

*Calorie count is for chicken only and does not include tortillas or toppings.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 1355mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

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Amanda

Thursday 27th of July 2017

I love making chicken tacos in the slow cooker but my recipe is a little bit bland. Looking forward to using your recipe and spicing it up a bit!

John

Friday 28th of July 2017

Thank you, Amanda! I hope you enjoy the extra spices. The slaw will spice things up a bit as well. Have a lovely weekend :)

Our Family World

Thursday 27th of July 2017

Tascos are a favorite in my family and I love making them too. The recipe is so versatile I can mix and match any meat and vegetable and they'd still love it. I will try this recipe with slow cooker shredded chicken. Looks really delicious!

John

Friday 28th of July 2017

Thank you for commenting! Chicken is one of those meats that are a great "blank slate" for cooking. You can use any kind of seasons and sides you want and still create a delicious meal. I hope you and your family enjoy this version of the chicken and have a wonderful Friday :)

Victoria Heckstall

Thursday 27th of July 2017

Oh my goodness!! This is really look good and tasty for sure! I'll make sure to make it tonight for my family.

John

Thursday 27th of July 2017

Thank you, Victoria! I hope you and your family enjoy the tacos. Have a lovely Thursday :)

Doria

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Oh my goodness, you're making me so hungry! These look amazing, we have family coming up this weekend, I'm going to have to try these because I know they'll be a hit!

John

Thursday 27th of July 2017

Thank you, Doria! I hope you and your family enjoy the tacos. Have a Thursday and a wonderful weekend :)

Alli Smith

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

I use my slow cooker several times a week, especially on Sunday when the entire family comes over for lunch. Your shredded chicken tacos will be a lovely addition to my slow cooker recipes. Looks delicious!

John

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Thank you, Alli! I hope you and your family enjoy the tacos. We wish you a wonderful Wednesday :)