This Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos recipe is full of tender shredded chicken, peppers, and onions all slow cooked in salsa for a flavorful easy dinner.
This slow cooker chicken tacos recipe came about with the common dilemma of a family that can’t agree on what they want for dinner. My husband wanted fajitas and the kids wanted tacos. If I made fajitas the kids wouldn’t touch them. I don’t know what is wrong with them. How can they can deny themselves the sizzling peppers, onions and chicken? They are young so I am hopeful they will grow out of it.
So what happens when the family can’t decide. I throw everything in the crockpot and hope for the best. When it was done I called it tacos and served them up. Everyone was happy and satisfied. The tacos tasted amazing!
Tips on how to make these tacos super awesome.
Fry your Flour Tortillas
Heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Place a flour tortilla in the center. Turn it every 20 seconds to get the desired char marks. No oil or butter necessary!
Serve up these tacos with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, and sour cream.
Garnish the tacos with roughly chopped fresh cilantro and squeeze a lime wedge sprinkling the juice over the top of the tacos.
Homemade Taco Seasoning vs. Packets
In the recipe I have given the option to use a taco seasoning packet or use my Taco Seasoning Mix. I haven’t used a taco seasoning packet in years. I strongly recommend making your own taco seasoning. See my original post on Taco Seasoning Mix for directions on cooking it with ground beef.
Drain the Juice!
When making the tacos scoop out the chicken mixture with a slotted spoon or use a fork. Even when using a slotted spoon or fork these tacos are juicy!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe