Thursday, December 16, 2010

What I'm Cooking: Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Last night for dinner I made a really easy recipe that I came up with. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos. It was a little dry, so next time I might add some butter or oil to the mix to see if that will keep the chicken more moist. We had chips and salsa and an amazing rice dish that I found on It's a personal recipe (not published, although it should be) and it's called Sarah's Special Cilantro-Lime Rice. We love it. We loved the meal. So easy and warm for a winter night. We have a bunch of tortillas left over, so I will probably end up making regular beef tacos next week to use those up. I like when decisions like that are made for me! Sometimes I get tired of meal planning, as much as I like to cook. Here is my recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Filling:

Delicious as it Looks: Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Dianne's Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Filling
(for a low-FODMAP version of this recipe click here: Crock Pot Chicken Tacos)
serves: 4 -6


1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup salsa
1 (4 oz.) can dice green chilies, drained
1 (1.25 oz.) packet taco seasoning


  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with a fork. Place shredded chicken back in cooker and simmer in the liquid another 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare tortillas and your favorite taco toppings, such as cheese, sour cream, lettuce and tomato.
  4. Drain chicken and assemble tacos.


  1. I have never thought about putting taco meat in a slow cooker. What a great idea for a quick work day meal! Thanks!

  2. We haven't has any kind of tacos or mexican food in a while. That cilantro lime rice looks good. I love rice!

  3. What brand of taco shells/tortillas do you use? My son is so sensitive, I'm afraid to try something on the fly. Your blog is an absolute Godsend!

    1. Well, unfortunately, this isn't a low-FODMAP recipe, if that's what you are looking for. This is one I posted before going on my special diet, but I think we used to eat it with just soft flour tortillas.