Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

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This shredded chicken filling is super easy to make, thanks to our slow-cooker! The great thing is that you can combine everything, cover and set on low and go about your day. Then by the time dinner rolls around, you’ll have something tasty and flavorful to feed your family. Make a big batch and use the leftovers in other dishes! 

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I used chicken breast that I cut up into chunks, but feel free to use thighs if you prefer dark meat. 

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Once done, take two forks or a pair of tongs and break down the chicken as best you can. It’ll be so tender that it’ll shred easily for you!

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Use this base as a taco filling, piling it into tortillas and topping them with all of your favorite taco toppings!

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The longer the chicken sits in the fridge, the better it tastes. If I were you, I’d make a double batch (it’ll fit in your slow cooker) and use the chicken for other dinners later in the week! Or you can just have slow-cooker shredded chicken tacos multiple days!

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Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos
Serves 8
Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos are super easy to whip up during the week. Just combine everything in the slow cooker and allow to cook. Super flavorful!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
  1. 4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  2. 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  3. 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  4. 1 yellow onion, diced
  5. 1 medium lime, juiced
  6. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  7. 1 (14oz) can crushed tomatoes
For serving
  1. tortillas
  2. cheese
  3. cilantro
  4. lime wedges
  5. sour cream
  6. avocado
  7. tomatoes
  8. hot sauce
  1. In the bowl of a slow cooker, combine the chicken, broth, taco seasoning mix, onion, lime juice, garlic and crushed tomatoes. Cover and cook for about 3 to 4 hours on high or 6 to 7 on low. Once done, take a pair of tongs and shred the chicken. It'll be tender enough to shred easily.
  2. Serve with your favorite taco toppings!
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11 Responses to “Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos”

  1. Diane

    I just happened on your site and came across this recipe for Slow-cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos. So I took a look at the recipe to see what was involved. I noticed a few issues with the recipe. You show garlic and limes, but don’t mention how much to put in the slow-cooker. Though, in fairness, you do say the lime juice should go in there. You also mention the limes as one of the things to serve with the tacos. So I’m curious now as to what should go in it. Any help would be appreciated.
    Warmest regards,

    • jonathanmelendez

      Hello Diane, Thank you so much for writing a comment and letting us know! We’ve updated the recipe to include those ingredients we forgot to list. They do indeed go inside of the slow-cooker along with the chicken. I hope you give this recipe a try soon. Be sure to let us know what you think! Best, Team Chic

  2. jamie

    what do you think about adding corn and or black beans in the crock pot with it????? I really wanna know if that sounds good to you or y’all because I’m making it tonight. lol

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