Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken TacosSince Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I pin a lot of taco recipes on Pinterest. I’ve pinned beef taco recipes, pork, and chicken. In my mind, there is no such thing as a bad taco. Well, at least I haven’t met a taco I haven’t liked, yet.

I also love using my slow cooker. My slow cooker and I have been “friends” for years. Personally, I prefer to use the slow cooker when making meat for Mexican dishes. The meat always turns out moist, flavorful, and, most importantly, delicious. This recipe I adapted from Prevention RD, for Crock Pot Chicken Tacos, is no exception! 

It was easy to make, and it was a big hit with my family! Even Toddler #2 loved the chicken meat! (Toddler #1 is picky so she didn’t bother to try it. Sigh.)

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
Mixing together my ingredients before adding the chicken.

To my slow cooker, I poured in 2 cups of chicken broth and a packet of taco seasoning. I mixed them together well, then added 2 cans of mild Rotel, 2 chipolte peppers, and 2 Tbsp. adobo sauce. I stirred it once more making sure it was well blended. Next, I added my chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds) that had been lightly seasoned with salt, Finally, I set the slow cooker to low and let it cook for about 8 hours. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
The chicken after being shredded.

Once the meat was done cooking, I shredded it with 2 forks, mixed it with the remaining sauce, then removed it with a slotted spoon. I served the meat with flour tortillas and all the usual taco fixings. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package taco seasoning
  2. 2 C. chicken broth (I use low-sodium)
  3. 2 cans Rotel tomatoes, undrained
  4. 1 1/2 - 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  5. Salt
  6. 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce + 2 Tbsp adobo sauce
Instructions
  1. Pour the chicken broth in the slow cooker then add the taco seasoning. Mix together well.
  2. Add the cans of Rotel, chipoltes, and adobo sauce. Stir again.
  3. Lightly season the chicken with salt then add the chicken to the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-10 hours.
  5. Shred the chicken, mix with the sauce, then remove with a slotted spoon.
  6. Serve with warm tortillas and any other taco fixings you enjoy.
Adapted from Prevention RD
Adapted from Prevention RD
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About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.

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