Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
Easy Slow Cooker recipes Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

These Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are one of the best crock pot recipes for chicken.  They make a great light supper or tasty lunch.

These Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are one of the best crock pot recipes for chicken. They make a great light supper or tasty lunch.

Don’t you just love coming home from a long day at work and having the main part of your meal completely cooked ready for you to eat? I know that I definitely do, that is why I love my slow cooker, it does all the work for me.

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I absolutely love Mexican food, it’s my favorite. Enchiladas, Tacos, Burritos, you name it and I love it. My love of Mexican food is just one of the many reasons why I love these Crock Pot Chicken Tacos.  If you’ve never tried tacos made in the crock pot you must make these!

Here’s a few additional hints about my favorite brand of ingredients to use. I get the salsa from Trader Joe’s if you read my Trader Joe’s Favorites post you will see why! The tortillas I buy from Costco they come uncooked and are seriously the best.

I hope you make and enjoy these tacos and add these to your meal list especially since they are perfect for summer and so simple to make! For more of my favorite Mexican dishes check out our Crunchy Black Bean Tacos and Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas.

Be sure to check out these best slow cooker recipes of all time and my slow cooker tips and tricks.

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This recipe was part of my Slow Cookin’ Summer Series.  Several bloggers and I shared 12 weeks of slow cooker recipes so you didn’t have to heat up your kitchen during the dog days of summer. 

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Easy Slow Cooker recipes Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 4 large chicken breasts cut in half
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper or to taste (optional)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes or to taste (optional)
  • 16 oz jar of salsa
  • Taco shells

Optional Toppings

  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Shredded cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine chili powder, paprika, onion powder, sea salt, garlic powder, ground cumin, oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Sprinkle evenly over all sides of the chicken.
  • Lay chicken breasts on the bottom of crock pot.
  • Cover chicken with salsa.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours, or high for 2-3 hours, or until chicken breasts are tender.
  • Use two forks to shred the chicken directly in your crock pot.
  • Serve in taco shells with topping of your choice.

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