Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Juicy and Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe @natashaskitchen

These slow cooker chicken tacos have the juiciest, most flavorful chicken. I love that you can make the chicken and prep the fixings ahead of time. It’s perfect for parties and is super family friendly. Have you tried my sweet and spicy baked chicken recipe? It’s been very popular with many of you and is always a winner at dinner parties plus it’s caveman EASY. Great news!!

This is the slow cooker (even easier) version! We love easy. Especially lately with being in my third trimester and starting to feel TI-RED!

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Juicy and Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe @natashaskitchen

For the Crock Pot Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken:

2 lbs (4-5 count) Chicken Breasts, trimmed of fat
1 cup very warm water
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
4 Tbsp melted butter
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp salt
2 tsp chili powder

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Toppings/ Taco accessories:

Small flour tortillas
Lettuce, chopped
Tomatoes, diced
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Guacamole (click for yummy recipe)
Cilantro
Sour Cream
Hot sauce such as Tabasco

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How to Make the BEST Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos:

1. Whisk together all of the marinade ingredients: 1 cup water, 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 4 Tbsp melted butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp dry mustard, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp chili powder.

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2. Add chicken to the slow cooker and pour marinade over the top. Turn a couple times to coat in sauce. Set slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours then keep warm until ready to serve.

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3. The chicken will be incredibly tender and easy to shred. Pull chicken with two forks and let it sit in slow cooker juices until ready to serve.

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How to Assemble Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos:

1. To assemble tacos: dice, grate and chop all of your fixings (see ingredients list above).

2. Warm up your tortillas by placing a 5 or 6 a time between two lightly damp paper towels and microwaving for 30 seconds.

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3. Add the chicken first, then load ’em up with the rest of the toppings. We love a drizzle of Tabasco hot sauce on top.

Juicy and Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe @natashaskitchen

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Juicy and Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe @natashaskitchen

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

4.8 from 12 reviews
Author:
Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $12-$20 (varies based on toppings)
Serving: 6-8

Ingredients

For the Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken:

  • 2 lbs (4-5 count) Chicken Breasts, trimmed of fat
  • 1 cup very warm water
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder

Toppings/ Taco accessories:

  • Small flour tortillas (About 10-12)
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Guacamole (click for yummy recipe)
  • Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot sauce such as Tabasco

Instructions

How to Make the BEST Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos:

  1. Whisk together all of the marinade ingredients: 1 cup water, ⅓ cup ketchup, ¼ cup vinegar, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 4 Tbsp melted butter, ⅓ cup brown sugar, 2 tsp dry mustard, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp chili powder.
  2. Add chicken to the slow cooker and pour marinade over the top. Turn a couple times to coat in sauce. Set slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours then keep warm until ready to serve.
  3. The chicken will be incredibly tender and easy to shred. Pull chicken with two forks and let it sit in slow cooker juices until ready to serve.

Assembly Tips & Instructions:

  1. To assemble tacos: dice, grate and chop all of your fixings (see ingredients list above).
  2. Warm up your tortillas by placing a 5 or 6 a time between two lightly damp paper towels and microwaving for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chicken first, then load 'em up with the rest of the toppings. We love a drizzle of Tabasco hot sauce on top.

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These Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are super yummy! Enjoy! 🙂

Juicy and Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe @natashaskitchen

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  • Kelly
    November 26, 2017

    Hi! I’ve made the baked sweet and spicy chicken and it’s delicious!! Noticed all of the ingredients for the slow cooker version are doubled from the baked version, except for the Worcestershire..is this a typo or no? Love your website!!!
    Xoxo,
    Kelly Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 26, 2017

      Hi Kelly, that is correct! We found it a little much to double it – too salty. I hope you love the recipe! 🙂 Reply

  • Dana
    April 22, 2016

    I mean ground chili pepper. Reply

  • Dana
    April 22, 2016

    Thanks for a great recipe!!!! Can i use chili pepper instead of chili powder? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 22, 2016

      I think it would work fine 🙂 Reply

  • YanaP
    February 1, 2016

    Simple and delicious! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2016

      I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks Yana! 🙂 Reply

  • October 5, 2015

    I tried your recipe for our taco buffet at my daughter’s graduation party. It was a real hit! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 5, 2015

      Thank you for the great review Chandra and welcome to the site :). Reply

  • September 23, 2015

    Your photos make it look so delicious! I need to make these tacos soon. And with the slow cooker it looks like a very easy recipe to make. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 23, 2015

      Oh it really is so easy! I hope you love it 🙂 Reply

  • Michele L.
    August 14, 2015

    This recipe is fantastic, the chicken is tender and has great flavor!
    However, it is not a taco recipe. If you are mouthed up for real tacos, this is not it. Next time I make it (and I will, it’s great!) I will serve on rolls with spicy coleslaw. It’s more of a pulled chicken or chicken sloppy joe recipe….. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2015

      These would taste great as sandwiches! Yum! Reply

    • LaTrice
      October 19, 2015

      Mmmmmmmm!! I LOVE tacos!! 🙂 Reply

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