Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos (4 Ingredients) – Dash of Sanity

Chicken tacos slow cooker recipe

Make chicken tacos EASIER in your slow cooker! This four-ingredient Mexican chicken is perfect for weeknights, very easy and full of flavor.

Grab the tortillas because you’ll want to make these slow-cooked chicken tacos! This is a super easy chicken taco recipe – all you need are four ingredients, a slow cooker, and your favorite taco ingredients.

I’ve been making this slow cooking chicken taco recipe for years, but I never shared it with you before. I thought for a long time that it was too simple, I mean, it’s literally four ingredients and you just throw everything in the cooking pot and forget about it.

But then I shared it on my Instagram stories and received tons of requests for the recipe. So, my daughter decided she wanted to do it, but when she couldn’t find the recipe on my blog, she said, “Mom, you have to post it!”

So, here we are and I can’t wait for you to try it. Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest things, right? Well, it doesn’t get any simpler than this slow-cooked chicken taco meat.

crumbled Mexican chicken in a slow cooker.

Why I love this recipe

  • Four ingredients, folks! You may already have them on hand as well.
  • There are no steps prior to cooking or preparation work. Just throw everything in the slow cooker, let it cook all day and dinner is ready.
  • We love this shredded Mexican chicken for tacos, but it’s also a great filling for quesadillas, enchiladas or use it to make chicken nachos.
  • It is the

  • best dinner during the week because it is very easy to make, we have it repeated in our house.
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If you need a super easy dinner recipe for taco night, be sure to save this chicken taco recipe! It saves me when life gets busy and everyone in our house loves it. Your family will too!

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the ingredients of the slow cooker.”



  • Boneless boneless chicken breasts Original diced tomatoes
  • Rotel with green chilies
  • Sauce in jars
  • Package of condiments for tacos



Place all ingredients in your slow cooker. Place the slow cooker on the low setting, cover with a lid and cook the chicken for six hours.

Remove the cooked chicken and crumble it. Add it back to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the sauce.

Serve with flour tortillas,

corn tortillas, or crispy taco peels.

shredded chicken in the cooking pot.

Chicken taco


There are so many ways to serve these easy tacos! Here are some of our favorite taco ingredients: mix and match them and let them all serve themselves.

  • Chopped cilantro or parsley
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top
  • Guacamole sour cream
  • or diced avocado

  • Salsa or pico de gallo
  • Jalapeños or diced peppers
  • Grated lettuce, diced tomatoes and sliced black olives

Other ways to serve it

I’ve used this chicken taco recipe to make all kinds of dinners, it’s very versatile.

Salad: Make a chicken taco salad with lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, corn and add your favorite dressing – we love taco ranch dressing! Sprinkle some crushed tortilla chips over the top to make them crispy.

Enchiladas: Wrap shredded chicken in flour or corn tortillas, place them in a baking dish, top with enchilada sauce and plenty of cheese. Bake until hot and bubbly.

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Quesadillas: Sandwich the chicken between large tortillas with cheese and salsa. Cook in a hot skillet until tortillas are crispy and golden brown at some points. Serve with sauce or cheese on the side to dip.

Nachos: Top tortilla chips with meat, cheese, beans, and salsa. Bake until the cheese melts and then add your favorite ingredients.

Burritos: Wrap it in large flour tortillas with cilantro rice, pinto beans, salsa and cheese. Or stack it in rice bowls to make burrito bowls with all your favorite vegetables and toppings.

close-up of shredded chicken.Recipe tips

You can also make this recipe with boneless and skinless chicken thighs


For more spices, use your favorite hot sauce or cut a couple of chipotle peppers and add them to the slow cooker. You can also add some of your favorite hot sauce as a topping.

Clay pot chicken tacos are great to make in advance. The shredded meat will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat it in the microwave for easy dinners during the week.

two chicken tacos on a plate with lettuce.

Make these chicken tacos for your next taco on Tuesday or anytime you want the easiest main course ever, it’s so easy you’ll memorize it after the first time you do it. I hope your family likes it like mine – XOXO San Easier

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forget to pin this recipe on your favorite Pinterest board for later.

slow cooker chicken tacos Pinterest image.

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