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Easy shredded chicken tacos made in the slow cooker or crockpot with only a few ingredients! Create a dinner the entire family will love. #family #dinner #chicken #tacos #recipe #healthy

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are made in the crockpot with a few ingredients. Top the chicken with your favorite taco toppings!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 162.8kcal
Author Ashley C.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning *
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes and chiles, undrained or 16 ounces salsa **
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • Toppings: shredded cheese, salsa, diced red onion, diced avocado, cilantro, lime wedges


  • Spray the bowl of a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place chicken breasts in an even layer in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning evenly over the chicken then top with diced tomatoes or salsa. Squeeze lime juice on top of everything. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 to 7 hours.
  • Remove the lid and shred the chicken with two forks. Serve with tortillas and your favorite taco toppings. 


*To make homemade taco seasoning combine 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, 1/2 teaspoons cumin, 3/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
**If using diced tomatoes instead of salsa, you can add 3/4 cup of chopped red onion to the slow cooker for additional flavor.


Calories: 162.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25.5g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 338.3mg | Potassium: 89.5mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 2g