Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

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This is maybe my EASIEST recipe ever! Slow cooker shredded chicken tacos require only 4 ingredients (and that includes the tortillas!) and 1 minute of prep time! I’m not kidding. The hands-on time of this recipe is less than 10 minutes. This is my kind of recipe!

How to Make Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

Okay I feel kind of dumb even writing this section, because this is so easy it almost needs no explanation. All you have to do is put your chicken breast, taco seasoning (I like to use this brand), and salsa (use your favorite!) in your slow cooker, and let it cook. If you cook on high it should only take about 5 hours, but will take about 7 if you cook on low. Every slow cooker is different, so your timing might be different than mine!

Then, shred the chicken, and assemble your tacos. I love to use this tool to easily shred my chicken. No more flailing with 2 forks trying to shred the chicken as fast as I can.

My kids like flour tortillas, but you could also use corn tortillas. Heat them up for a few seconds on your gas range, or in the microwave for a couple of seconds if you don’t have a gas range.

Top with your favorite toppings and ¬°Buen Provecho!

slow cooker shredded chicken tacos

Chicken Taco Toppings

You can go as elaborate or as plain Jane as you like with toppings. Honestly, the chicken is pretty dang good on it’s own, so these tacos don’t need many toppings for them to be DELICIOUS. My favorite toppings are:

  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese (you could use cheddar, Mexican blend, or pepper jack)
  • guacamole (or just diced avocado)
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded lettuce (you know, for health;) )

More Taco Recipes

Tacos are a staple in our home. I love the idea of having Taco Tuesdays, but honestly most days I can’t remember what day of the week it is, so we end up having tacos on whatever day. Which is fine with me! If I could I’d have tacos 3+ times per week! Here are a few of my very favorite taco recipes that are on repeat at my home.

Baked Chicken Tacos

Turkey and Rice Tacos

Walking Tacos (Okay, these technically aren’t tacos, but if you haven’t tried them, you need to!)

Baked Turkey Tacos

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

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Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Dinner, LunchCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 lbs 2 chicken breast

  • 3 tbsp 3 taco seasoning

  • 16 oz 16 tomato salsa (any brand will work)

  • Toppings
  • sour cream

  • shredded lettuce

  • diced tomatoes

  • guacamole

  • shredded cheese


  • Place chicken into slow cooker and sprinkle with taco seasoning then pour the salsa over the top. Cook on LOW for 7 hours or HIGH for 5 hours
  • Shred the chicken in the slow cooker then serve in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.

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