Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are great for those days that you know are going to be super busy but you still want to come home and have dinner as a family. Everything gets tossed in the crock pot and cooks all day until you’re home and ready to eat it!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos only take 10 minutes to make in the crock pot! Just set it and forget it for a delicious dinner! They’re the perfect, easy family meal to make for one of those days where you just don’t feel like cooking!
About a week ago I polled my readers on Facebook to see if they preferred tacos to burritos. I think the proof was in the numbers when an overwhelming number of individuals responded back with a strong “TACOS!!!!”
I also know that my fellow foodies love a good slow cooker recipe, so Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos were born!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are perfect for any family who loves good flavor, but also loves to save time. All your ingredients get dumped in the crock pot and simmered on low all day, combining all the delicious spices and flavors together.
Just do it before you head out for the day and then they’re all ready to go once you’re back home!
This recipe would also work great for a potluck or a get together. Just prep ahead of time and have it ready to go for your guests. Even better just throw a taco party because everyone would come to that. I mean, who would say no to tacos?
Don’t forget to have all your toppings ready to go to load up your slow cooker chicken tacos. I like using a squeeze of lime juice, some sriracha, salsa verde, and crumbled queso fresco to finish mine off.
I also use soft flour tortillas with this recipe, but if you’re a hard taco kind of person then feel free to use those instead.
If you loved this Chicken Street Tacos recipe, be sure to check out these other easy taco recipes:
- Crispy Pork Tacos
- Tropical Beef Tacos
- Korean Beef Tacos with Chipotle Aioli and Sriracha (Bulgogi)
- Best Fish Tacos
- Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken and Rice
Tools for making Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos:
Slow Cooker – You’ll need one to make this recipe!
Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.
Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!
Watch our Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos video!
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast , boneless, skinless
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 bunch cilantro , large stems removed
- 15 ounces canned corn , drained
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/2 red onion , chopped
- 15 ounce black beans , drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- 2 tablespoons chicken stock
- 1/2 cup instant rice
- 12 small flour tortillas
- hot sauce , optional
- 1 cup queso fresco , crumbled
- lime wedges , for spritzing
- salsa verde
Combine chicken breasts, lime juice, cilantro, corn, garlic, red onion black beans, cumin, fine sea salt, black pepper, chile powder and chicken stock in a slow cooker.
Set for 5 hours on low.
Thirty minutes before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return to slow cooker with instant rice, stir well, cover and continue to cook for 15 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, fill flour tortillas, top with a spritz of fresh lime juice, Sriracha, salsa verde and queso fresco.
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