Easy Weeknight Dinner: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe

Now that school has started back up, my life has turned into a whole new level of crazy. I’m sure that you can relate! My days are spent carpooling, working, taking care of baby Amelia, sports practice, housework, and making dinner. Seriously…it’s total chaos. That’s why one of our favorite meals is Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos. It’s a favorite for many reasons – primarily because these tacos are an explosion of flavor in your mouth – but also because they are easy and quick. They are perfect for busy weeknights, but trust me – you’ll also want to make them on the weekends and even when you have a large crowd coming over for dinner (think big football crowd!).

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos


Chicken Filling

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 3 cups salsa verde, divided
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt

For the Tacos

  • 8-10 corn tortillas
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese or crumbled cotija cheese
  • lime, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • avocado, diced
  • 1 cup salsa verde to use as sauce

Directions: Mix together 2 cups salsa verde, chicken broth, garlic, and salt in crockpot. Add chicken breasts and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Remove chicken from slow cooker, discard liquid, and shred chicken using two forks. Add remaining salsa verde (1 cup) and mix to combine.

Fill tortillas with shredded chicken, cheese, red onion, cilantro, avocado, drizzle of salsa verde and a squeeze of lime juice.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos



  1. That looks delicious and love that it’s so easy! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh yum and just my kind of food, we love crock pot meals and anything that goes in a tortilla, pinning!!!!

  3. This recipe sounds easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I am so going to try this! We use our slow cooker a lot…but it’s always the same few recipes, over and over! It’ll be so nice to try something different for a change!

  5. This looks amazing! I also love how easy the recipe is. This would be perfect for dinner on one of our crazy days. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Looks delicious! I’m going to print the recipe out and try it sometime.

  7. These sound so delicious I love utilizing the crock pot.

  8. This looking so delicious. Easy recipe for busy families! Thanks for sharing

  9. Wow, this recipe sounds really tasty. I’d have to make them without the cheese for my son since he’s allergic to dairy, but yum!


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