Crock Pot Chicken Tacos recipe is perfect for busy nights. It will become one of your family’s favorite meals!
Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
I don’t know about you but I am a BIG fan of Mexican food and so is my family.
We pretty much can have tacos almost every single day of the week.
Especially since there are so many ways you can make tacos on a busy schedule!
This is one of my favorite taco recipes to make on busy nights at our home.
Not only does everyone love it, but all I have to do is add everything in the crockpot and it cooks all by itself.
Now, that’s the kind of cooking I love to do!
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Ingredients Needed For Easy Chicken Tacos
- 3-4 Chicken breasts
- An entire jar of your favorite Salsa
- Tortillas or hard tacos
- Shredded lettuce – optional
- Pico de Gallo – optional
- Sour Cream optional
- Cheese – optional
- Refried beans – optional
How To Cook Chicken Tacos In A Crock Pot
Not only is this chicken taco recipe easy to cook on busy nights, but it’s perfect for staying on a budget with a large family.
I usually end up doubling the recipe just so that we all have extras throughout the week.
Both my girls and husband love taking it for lunch the next day.
Plus, the chicken gets a nice marinade taste while it sits in the refrigerator overnight.
- Add your chicken breasts to the crockpot.
- Pour the entire jar of salsa of your favorite salsa.
- Cook on low for about 4-5 hours.
- Once your chicken is thoroughly cooked shred the chicken using two forks.
- Allow chicken to sit for another 10-15 minutes in the slow cooker.
- Serve over hot tortillas, hard corn tacos, or salad and add your favorite toppings.
Chicken Tacos For Picky Eaters
I don’t know about you, but when my girls were younger they were picker of what was in their food.
As soon as they saw something colorful in their food they wouldn’t touch it.
Thank goodness those days are over! Well, sort of.
So, here’s a trick I used to do when I made chicken tacos in my slow cooker to make sure that my girls would eat their dinner.
I would cook my chicken breasts in the slow cooker like if I were going to just make plain shredded chicken.
Once the chicken was completely cooked I would scoop out enough for both of my girls to eat.
Then I would add the jar of salsa to the remaining shredded chicken in the crockpot.
I would then allow it to cook until dinner time on low.
It’s a great way not to stress about the kids eating something else, and it’s still an easy dinner option for busy nights.
Keto Chicken Tacos
If you’re on Keto or eating low carb like I am, one of the great things about this recipe that it’s keto-friendly.
Just omit the tortillas and taco shells for a more keto-friendly base.
You can easily make cheddar cheese tacos or create a delicious taco salad with shredded chicken on top.
I love filling up a bowl with shredded lettuce, shredded chicken, and all the delicious toppings I can get my hands on.
Oh, and extra sour cream! Yes, it’s keto and low carb!
Favorite Kitchen Items For Chicken Tacos
You all know that I’m about making dinner time as simple as possible.
This also means having the right tools and kitchen appliances to help me achieve this.
Here are some of my favorite must-have items to making easy chicken tacos weekly in your home.
How To Create A Taco Bar
This one-pot chicken tacos recipe is perfect for creating a taco bar for dinner time.
It’s a great way to get the family together to enjoy dinner conversations with the kids.
Go crazy and make a homemade salsa too. Then add it to your chicken crockpot! I bet that tastes even better!
Here are some quick tips on how to create an easy taco bar for dinner once a week!
- Make this easy slow cooker chicken tacos recipe
- Add your toppings to bowls, plates, or cups with spoons.
- Add your tortillas to a warmer on the table.
- Bake corn hard tacos in the oven and then lay them on a plate once toasty.
- Add everything to your dinner table so that everyone can create their own tacos!
I hope this easy chicken crockpot taco recipe helps you get dinner on the table quickly on those hectic nights!
Plus, nothing beats sitting down at the end of a busy day with the family.
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What is your favorite slow cooker recipe for busy nights?
Antionette Blake says
Yes, this is definitely one of my favorite recipes and I usually make it at least once a month.
I know!! It’s so easy and great for when it’s a busy day 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Deb Melian says
I really enjoyed your recipe that you shared at my Shine a Spotlight Linky Party this week. This recipe is perfect for Football parties or even family get-togethers! Pinned it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing and be sure to stop by again on Saturday. Your recipe might be one of my featured posts!—Deb at DialMforMoms.com
Thank you Deb for stopping by 🙂 I definitely will! Have a great week!
Wow, how easy is that? Thanks for sharing! =)
One of my favorites 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I am retired but I still love coionkg in my CrockPot. recipes are endless and so good. I make a beef roast in mine and use three seasoning packets, Ranch, Peppercorn and Italian. Out of this world taste.
Crockpots are the best! Oh, I might just have to try your recipe! Thanks for stopping by!
This sounds wonderful. I love crockpot recipes, don’t you? We are having a Super Bowl Eats and Treats Linky Party, and I’d love if you would link this, or any other recipe that says “Super Bowl” to you! It can be appetizers, desserts, parties, crafts, sandwiches, anything and as many, as you want. We would love to have you! http://bit.ly/Lvc0q2
Thank you Teri! Yes, I love crockpot recipes! Especially with a busy day it makes it so much easier 🙂 Thanks for the invite, I will definitely stop by!
Miz Helen says
What a great Crock Pot Chicken Taco recipe. This recipe would be great for a crowd or a few, love recipes like this. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Thank you for stopping by Miz Helen! Yes, I love making it and having left overs for the next day 🙂
Oh goodness do these look delicious!
I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday!
Thank you Sara! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I will definitely hop on over!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
I love making tacos this way! Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.
Thank you for stopping by 🙂
Megan Walker says
I’m with you: I love Mexican food and I love easy crock pot recipes! Aren’t those crock pot liners the bomb? It makes the clean-up so much easier. Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!
Yes, YES they are 🙂 Can you imagine a clean up after this? Thanks for stopping by!
Looks awesome! I pinned it 🙂
Thank you Melissa!
Love crock pot meals – I like to trow the stuff in and go about my day and then have a good meal rady when we are ready to eat. Appreciate you sharing.
I know exactly what you mean!! Especially with the holidays right around the corner, it just gets so busy! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama says
Yummy! Easy! This could change Mexican Monday or Taco Tuesday FOREVER! So glad I found this at Happiness is Homemade! 🙂
Oh, yay!! Yes, super easy and oh so yummy too!! Have a wonderful week!
Love how easy this is!!! And they look so yummy too! 🙂
Definitely my favorite recipe!
Lou Lou Girls says
I’m licking my lips right now! Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls
Thanks so much!
This sounds really easy and tasty. Out of interest, what size or weight would your jar of salsa be? (I’m in the UK and we often have different sizes)
I usually add a 15.5 ounce jar, but I’ve also done the larger size and it still turns our perfect. If you like your chicken on the drier side then add the smaller jar.
Miz Helen says
I just love this recipe, your Crock Pot Chicken Tacos look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful day.
Come Back Soon!
Thanks so much Miz Helen!
Wonderful cook says
Always happy for another crockpot recipe. I’m sure this dish will be a hit in our household. Can’t wait to try it out next week!
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!