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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos full of tender chicken, peppers, onions and salsa.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 15.5 oz. jar of chunky salsa divided. (chose your preference of mild, medium, or hot)
  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet of Taco seasoning or my Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe follows
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • flour tortillas

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon and 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Pour half of the salsa into the slow cooker and spread evenly along the bottom.
  2. Add the chicken breasts
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the top of the chicken breasts
  4. Add in the sliced peppers and onions.
  5. Pour over the rest of the salsa.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
  7. Gently shred the chicken using a fork.
  8. Stir the mixture so the seasoning, chicken and vegetables are evenly distributed.
  9. Add to a flour tortilla for tacos.

For the Homemade Taco Seasoning

  1. In a mortar and pestle mix together all the ingredients.
  2. Use the pestle to crush and grind the ingredients to release there full flavor and aroma.

Recipe Notes

Slow Cooker Chicken also is a great filler for burritos, enchiladas, and taquitos.