These 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Are a Busy Weeknight Life Saver

Let dinner cook while you’re out, it’ll be ready when you get home.

Dotdash Meredith Food Studios
Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

The slow cooker is a kitchen essential in the colder months for simple and convenient weeknight meals requiring minimal time and effort. It helps us prepare cozy dishes including hearty chilis, stews, and casseroles. Feel-good, comforting recipes that warm and nourish the body as well as keep us satiated on those long winter nights. With that in mind, we have slow cooker chicken tacos here that you just have to try. Three ingredients and six hours of hands-off cooking and you'll have a delicious dinner ready to serve.

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Let's start with the simple ingredients and instructions. Add 1 cup of chicken broth (store-bought or homemade chicken broth, based on preference), 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning (again, either store-bought or homemade), and 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (enough to make eight servings) to the slow cooker. Cook this all together on Low for 6-8 hours.

Once done, shred chicken and grab tortillas (the recipe page suggests warmed corn but flour tortillas work, too), filling with shredded chicken and any other toppings, like cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, fresh salsa, or guacamole.


  • Make sure to season the chicken with the taco seasoning mix prior to cooking in the slow cooker.

  • Store leftover chicken in an airtight container, where it’ll stay fresh for up to three days in the refrigerator.

  • For extended shelf-life, store chicken in the freezer, where it’ll last for up to three months.

The recipe makes eight servings, so it’s a great choice for families and gatherings, in addition to basic meal prep, as it allows you to cook once and store and save leftovers to then enjoy later in various ways during the week. It pairs well with a number of tasty sides like Mexican Rice, Spicy Southwestern Slaw, or Quick and Easy Refried Beans.

It'll be a new go-to, just take it from user Brittany Gill, "My absolute favorite recipe for tacos! SO easy to make, highly recommend!"

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Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy to experiment and maintain variety in seasonings, fillings, condiments, and sauces. Even the choice of taco, tortilla, or lettuce wrap is yours to make. Fill tacos with ingredients, such as beans, fresh avocado slices, black olives, shredded cheese, corn salsa, sour cream or Greek yogurt, or hot sauce. Or make chicken nachos for a party snack everyone will love.

This slow cooker shredded chicken couldn’t be any easier and cooks itself without needing assistance. Prep in the morning and set it to simmer as you go about your day—it’ll be finished by the time you’re ready for dinner.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

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