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, boneless, skinless, 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

4.86 from 14 votes
Juicy and Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe @natashaskitchen
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$20 (varies based on toppings)
Servings: 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
  • 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

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, 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.
  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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  • Kathie
    February 8, 2018

    The photo looks like the chicken is boneless skinless chicken breasts, but I am double checking to be sure. It makes a lot of difference in the cooking time! I am enjoying your wonderful recipes. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 8, 2018

      Hi Kathie, I apologize I forgot to specify in the recipe. Yes, that is correct; boneless, skinless Reply

  • Valentín Fonseca
    February 7, 2018

    Another HIT! Thank you so much! And for today is: Beef Stir-Fry Recipe with 3 Ingredient Sauce… Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2018

      You’re welcome Valentin! I’m glad to hear the recipe was such a success. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply

    • Lucy
      February 22, 2018

      Hi Natasha,
      Can I replace dry mustard with the Boar’s Head Mustard?
      Love your website. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 23, 2018

        Hi Lucy, I haven’t tried that specific substitution, but I think it would work and is worth an experiment 🙂 I hope you love the recipe! Reply

        • Lucy
          February 23, 2018

          Thank you Reply

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            February 23, 2018

            You’re welcome Lucy!

  • 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

  • agnes
    July 27, 2015

    Love love love this recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2015

      Thank you Agnes :). Reply

  • Sofiya
    July 20, 2015

    So by the time I saw this recipe, its 2 hours away from dinner time so even though i’m all for slow cooker recipes I won’t have time for that. Is 350 degrees 45 min in the oven okay for the chicken? Reply

  • Julie Hewett
    July 14, 2015

    I wonder if I froze this after cooking, would it still be good? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 14, 2015

      You’re referring to freezing just the meat correct? That should work just fine. Reply

  • marina
    March 19, 2015

    the chicken came out a bit sour. good flavor though. i would cut on the vinegar. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 19, 2015

      Marina, thank you for the review :). Did you used all the same proportions in the recipe? Reply

  • Sana
    February 2, 2015

    I’m teaching my 14 year old son how to cook, and since today we had a snow day in Toronto, we put it together at lunch and had it for dinner. My husband and younger son loved it and so did we. Delicious and perfect for a cold winter night. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 2, 2015

      Sana, thank you for taking the time to write a great review, I’m so glad that everyone loved it. All of the snow in our valley melted and it just been raining throughout the day. But winter is not over yet, so I’m sure we will get more snow before the spring. Reply

  • Danielle
    January 24, 2015

    Maybe this is a stupid question..but do you just use white vinegar? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 24, 2015

      Hi Danielle, yes, sorry I didn’t specify. I did use white vinegar. I updated the recipe to reflect that. Thanks for asking! 🙂 Reply

  • olga
    December 25, 2014

    is there a slow cooker u would recommend?
    thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2014

      I have an oldie, medium-sized, “crock pot” brand one that I received as a wedding gift and it still works after 11 years! 😉 The one at Costco looks nice although I can’t remember what brand it was. Mine has a ceramic coated interior. They don’t really make mine anymore. Reply

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      natashaskitchen
      December 20, 2014

      I love them more and more with every slice 🙂 Reply

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    December 19, 2014

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    December 19, 2014

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    December 19, 2014

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    December 19, 2014

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    December 19, 2014

    Wow! You rock Natasha!!! So much love poring out from your blog!!! Especially during this wonderful time of the year!!! Love watching your videos!!! Will definitely be tiring this recipe 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2014

      You are so sweet Janna, thank you :). Merry Christmas to you and your family! Reply

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    December 19, 2014

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    December 19, 2014

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    December 19, 2014

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    Btw the tacos look great, love that they’re chicken. Reply

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    December 19, 2014

    Love your recipes !! Thank you! Reply

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    December 19, 2014

    This would be a great set for my new kitchen. Thank you. Reply

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      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2014

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    December 18, 2014

    love this recipes Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2014

      Thank you Sofiya 🙂 Reply

  • paige
    December 18, 2014

    Made these tonight. They were really good but they had more of a bbq flavor than a Mexican flavor to me. Almost like a Korean taco type of deal. Very different and very yummy Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 18, 2014

      They are different than what you would expect from a Mexican taco. I’m so glad you enjoyed them! This chicken is also amazing over rice 🙂 Reply

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    December 17, 2014

    I would

    It would be great to win this
    Thanks for all the yummy recipes
    God bless you and family Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 18, 2014

      Thank you so much Inna! God bless you also 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    December 15, 2014

    This looks wonderful! I only have chicken thigh fillets on hand right now, you think that should work fine as well? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 15, 2014

      Yes! Those would work great! 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    December 15, 2014

    I have a question about the giveaway.

    Do I have to submit all entries to be in the drawing, or can I just enter, lets say 3 out of 8 and be in?

    (I don’t have facebook, instagram, or twitter. So just wondering.)

    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 15, 2014

      Olga, you don’ t have to submit all of them to qualify :), as long as you select at least one. I hope you’ll win. Reply

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    December 14, 2014

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    I’ve heard of this set and cutco as being the #2 best knives ever!!!! Would love to own this set and build up on it. Reply

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    December 14, 2014

    Love this recipe, thank you so much for sharing it.plus I would so be happy to win these knife set because I never had a good set of knifes so I would love to try these. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2014

      Thank you Irene 🙂 Reply

  • Natalia
    December 14, 2014

    Thanks for another great recipe, I think it would be one of our favorites, kids love tacos and chicken is the only meat they eat, so have to try them ASAP!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2014

      I love that tacos are so kid friendly and fun for them to assemble 🙂 Reply

  • Lisa
    December 14, 2014

    We ate these tacos after church today and the whole family loved them! The chicken is really delicious- thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2014

      Thank you for the great review Lisa and you are very welcome :). Reply

  • Marianna
    December 14, 2014

    Hi, just a quick question is it 2tbsp of worcestishier sauce or 1/4 cup because in the recepie listing its 2tbsp and in the directions its 1/4 cup! Thanks for this awesome recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2014

      Thanks for catching that Marianna :). It would have turned out just fine with 1/4 cup but the measurements in this recipe are 2 Tbsp. I updated the recipe to show the correct amount. Reply

  • Dasha
    December 14, 2014

    I think I’ll be planning a taco night soon. I would love to win the knives to give them to parents as a Christmas gift 🙂 they are fabulous quality. Reply

    • Ilona
      September 24, 2016

      Hi! Is there anyway to do some prep work to this? Like leave the chicken in the marinade overnight and then put it in the slowcooker in the morning? Reply

  • Becky T
    December 14, 2014

    I have the French knife and the bread knife. Hubby got them for me for Christmas a couple of years ago. The set would be neat also!
    Also while I am here hubby loves Tacos! I think I could put spinach in a tortilla and he would eat it… Reply

  • December 13, 2014

    That first picture… wow! Makes you want to just grab a bite off the screen! and I just made beef for tacos yesterday and bought the tortillas today cuz I wanted to make tacos like the ones we had at the conference)) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2014

      Thank you Marina :-). These were fun to photograph with so much color! Those were some good tacos at the conference, but I have to say this chicken tops theirs ;-). Reply

  • yana
    December 13, 2014

    Hi natasha! Great recipe! I will definitely be trying it out! For the knife set do I have to follow all 8 steps? I don’t have Facebook or pinterest :/ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2014

      You can get up to 8 entries. You don’t have to do them all :-). I hope you love the tacos! Reply

  • Leeza
    December 13, 2014

    I would love to try this recipe ! Have a feeling it will be a family favorite ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2014

      I do hope it becomes a favorite for you! It’s so tasty and the kids love it too 🙂 Reply

  • Natalie
    December 13, 2014

    These look sooo good-can’t wait to try them! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2014

      They sure are! I hope you love them too 🙂 Reply

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    December 13, 2014

    Knives are the most important part of the Kitchen! Without good knives nothing runs well. I would love to have some of these wonderful knives! Reply

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      December 13, 2014

      come to mama Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        December 13, 2014

        We understand each other 😉 Reply

  • Erina
    December 13, 2014

    Wow! My mouth is watering from just looking at the wonderful pictures! Definitely making these tomorrow! Reply

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    December 13, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your easy to follow recipes. I would love, LOVE this set for Christmas! Reply

  • Maryana
    December 13, 2014

    Hi Natasha, 8 steps did step by step. What else i nee to do? Thank you!
    I would love to win this set. I really nee new knives at my kitchen 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2014

      If you marked enter on all 8 steps, that’s all there is to it! You’ve entered 8 times 🙂 Reply

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    December 13, 2014

    I need knifes, this will be perfect Christmas gift for me! I dont even have a big knife in my kitchen! Thats why I need this! Reply

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