Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Hands-On Time: 5min
Ready In: 8h
Yield: 4 servings
slow cooker chicken tacos

What family doesn't love tacos, and what mom doesn't love a good slow cooker recipe? This recipe is the best of both, and as a bonus, calls for less expensive chicken thighs that can withstand hours of slow cooking without losing their texture.



  1. Place chicken in the bowl of a slow cooker. Top with salsa, diced green chiles, cumin, onion and garlic. Cover and set on low. Cook for 8 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from pot, shred, and return to juices.
  3. Spoon chicken into taco shells, with whatever toppings your family likes. Or use the meat to make burritos, tostadas or as a filling for enchiladas.

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jeannie helping prepare slow cooker chicken tacos

This is a home run! It was a very simple recipe to do and could easily be done on a weeknight when you've got a lot of activities and no time to cook.

jeannie helping prepare slow cooker chicken tacos

Charlie said he "doesn't like chicken" but he ate two of these tacos without a fuss.

jeannie helping prepare slow cooker chicken tacos

Caroline also said she didn't want any taco meat, but once she bit in it she didn't complain the rest of the dinner and ate the whole thing.

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