5 from 12 votes
Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 

This recipe for Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos creates flavorful, incredibly tender shredded chicken that works beautifully in a variety of Mexican dishes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 175 kcal
Ingredients
  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 heaping tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix or store-bought
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Diced Fire Roasted Garlic Tomatoes (or similar variety)
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chiles, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil optional
  • Toppings - cheese tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, etc.
Instructions
  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning evenly over the chicken. Top with diced onion and then pour tomatoes over the top. Top with the undrained green chiles. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Remove lid from slow cooker and shred the chicken with two forks. Add cilantro and mix to combine. Serve.
Recipe Notes

To Prepare the Tortillas:

For soft tacos - Heat flour tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds per side. Just long enough to get them slightly toasted and warm.

For crispy tacos - Heat a generous amount of vegetable oil in a small frying pan over medium high heat. When the oil is good and hot (but not smoking) carefully add a corn tortilla. Only allow to cook about 1 minute per side then remove to paper towels to drain. Blot top of tortilla with paper towel to remove excess oil. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

 

Nutrition values were based on chicken filling only. Tortillas and toppings were not included.

Nutrition Facts
Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 205mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.