The Best Crock Pot Chicken Tacos Recipe

April 30, 2012


 

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One of the easiest recipes I have. It taste like it came from a restaurant… so yummy. Easily made gluten – free by using corn tortillas.

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All the taco fixings are not included — this part is totally personal to you :)

What You Need

1.5 – 2 pounds of skinless chicken breast – frozen or thawed

1.5 ounces of taco seasoning ( about one packet worth)  – I used my homemade seasoning HERE

1 can ( 10) ounces of Rotel

All your taco fixings – corn or flour tortillas, cheese, sour cream, Chipotle guacamole , lettuce, tomatoes

What To Do

Set your crock pot to low and place taco seasoning, chicken, rotel together – mix.

Set aside for about 6 hours if chicken is frozen if thawed it will be done in about 3 -4 hours. Take two forks and pull-apart the chicken and mix into the awesome juices.

If there is not enough liquid use a little chicken stock.

Enjoy — Simply scoop up the chicken in that tortilla and go topping crazy :)

The Best Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
 
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Ingredients
  • 1.5 - 2 pounds of skinless chicken breast - frozen or thawed
  • 1.5 ounces of taco seasoning ( about one packet worth) - I used my homemade seasoning HERE
  • 1 can ( 10) ounces of Rotel
  • All your taco fixings - corn or flour tortillas, cheese, sour cream, Chipotle guacamole , lettuce, tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Set your crock pot to low and place taco seasoning, chicken, Rotel together - mix.
  2. Set aside for about 6 hours if chicken is frozen if thawed it will be done in about 3 -4 hours. Take two forks and pull-apart the chicken and mix into the awesome juices.
  3. If there is not enough liquid use a little chicken stock.
  4. Enjoy -- Simply scoop up the chicken in that tortilla and go topping crazy :)

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Lindsy May 1, 2012 at 12:30 am

This is a favorite of mine! I actually shred the chicken and then add sour cream and mix it all together for the last 30 minutes of cooking. YUMMMM!

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MrCCG May 1, 2012 at 12:44 am

Very close to what I have been doing for a while now. I will typically use Penzey’s Chicken Taco seasoning.
http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyschickentaco.html

Instead of the Rotel I will use 1/2 cup of your favorite red salsa and 1/2 cup of your favorite green salsa

Also, my family likes the spice so I will portion out a can of chipotles and freeze them. I add about 2 peppers with some adobo (frozen) into the crockpot as well. Remove the pepper before shredding.

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Kamie May 2, 2012 at 1:13 am

I wonder if you could do this with ground turkey too? I’ve been trying to find a good taco recipe, since I stopped eating taco bell…but still have a craving for tacos all the time.

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Suzanne Guimond May 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

yes you probably can. i always do mine with ground turkey. suzanne from Rogersville, nb canada :)

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Caroline May 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Love chicken tacos and love using the crock-pot! Can’t wait to try these!

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Kristen May 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm

What is the serving size of this recipe?

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Cassie June 4, 2012 at 1:38 am

How much of your homemade taco seasoning did you use??

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Amy September 6, 2012 at 4:13 am

This was so easy, perfect for a weeknight meal! TJ’s didn’t have rotel so I used fire roasted diced tomatoes and added another small can of mild green chiles. One packet of seasoning, two chicken breasts and that was all we needed for perfectly seasoned chicken tacos. Topped with shredded cheese, heirloom tomatoes, avocado and a little sour cream. YUM!

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Denise September 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Made this yesterday, except instead of rotel I used a jar of salsa. My family went crazy for it!! Put it on at 7 came home at 6, the chicken shredded so easily and was crazy juicy! This will be a staple meal from now on in our home!

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Sarah September 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Denise – you cooked it for 11 hours? I don’t use my crockpot often because all the recipes seem to be 4-6 hours and I am away from the house about 11 hours. I just want to make sure I read that right … if so I’m trying this one for sure!!

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Ash April 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Crockpots with timers are your best friend!

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Liz February 21, 2014 at 1:40 am

I made this last week and my hubby loved it! i love that you can use frozen chicken. So easy and So good!

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Watson February 21, 2014 at 1:43 am

Thanks for the review

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mrnmrs clark February 21, 2014 at 2:46 am

This is a favorite of ours – have made several times. I have even added black beans & corn to it as well :)

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Joyce Burgin February 21, 2014 at 2:48 am

Sounds easy and delicious. I love anything Tex/Mex

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Allie Talley March 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm

I love this recipe too much for my own good! I love the simplicity of it, but man oh man is it tasty!

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