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Slow Cooker Anyday: Crock pot chicken tacos

2013 February 7
by Emily Hill

Okay, so you’re not really cooking full chicken tacos in the crock pot, but with how easy and delicious this recipe is, you won’t mind the extra step it takes to throw it in flour tortillas with some lettuce and diced tomato. Oh, and these crock pot chicken tacos are family friendly as proven by most everyone enjoying seconds.

I don’t count Livi because the only time she asks for seconds is when we’re serving chicken divan or ice cream.


Crock pot chicken tacos

Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday in our home. Crock pot chicken tacos are a great way to change things up from the typical ground turkey tacos with homemade taco seasoning. Plus you can freeze the leftovers and use it for a future Taco Tuesday…when you forget to start the slow cooker before noon.

Printable recipe for crock pot chicken tacos below.

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
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Recipe type: Slow cooker
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 8
 
Easy and delicious recipe for crock pot chicken tacos. Freeze the leftovers for a future taco night!
Ingredients
  • 1 (16-oz) jar salsa (I prefer fresh like Jack's Special Salsa)
  • 2 T homemade taco seasoning (or 1 packet dry taco seasoning mix)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 T Garden Gourmet cilantro (or 3 T chopped fresh cilantro)
  • 1 tsp Garden Gourmet minced garlic
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Small four tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced avocado
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine salsa, taco seasoning, lime juice, cilantro and garlic. Stir to combine.
  2. Place chicken breasts in bottom of crock pot and top with salsa mixture. Coat evenly.
  3. Cover crock pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours or until cooked thoroughly.
  4. Shred chicken. Fill flour tortillas with about a ½ cup of chicken. Top with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and avocados.


Crock pot chicken taco recipe


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  1. February 9, 2013

    Love the idea of having taco Tuesday. A tasty way to make life easier.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    It’s probably our favorite theme day. :)
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  2. February 11, 2013

    Taco Tuesday and Thursghetti? How do you spell that? I really need more traditions in my family. This looks awesome
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    We spell it Thursketti but you can spell it however you like! Don’t forget Waffle Wednesay (breakfast for dinner). ;)
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  3. February 12, 2013

    I LOVE tacos so much. Yummo! I miss you get back from DC already LOL
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I’m on my way in just a few hours! :)
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  4. February 15, 2013

    Definitely putting this on the menu! I love your slow cooker recipes. You’ve inspired me to do more slow cooking!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Yay! So glad!
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