Juicy and Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe @natashaskitchen

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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
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

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

4.91 from 60 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
chicken tacos with toppings
Enjoy these juicy chicken tacos with all the fixings. The slow cooked pulled chicken is sweet and savory and you can make the chicken ahead for your next taco party.

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 -8

For the Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken:

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • To assemble tacos: dice, grate and chop all of your fixings (see ingredients list above).
  • Warm up your tortillas by placing a 5 or 6 a time between two lightly damp paper towels and microwaving for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken first, then load 'em up with the rest of the toppings. We love a drizzle of Tabasco hot sauce on top.
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$

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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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  • Joyce Flatt
    January 8, 2024

    Just like the recipe says… SWEET AND SPICY!!! Loved it♥️👍♥️

    Reply

  • Elena K
    February 17, 2023

    Hi, I’m making this for a party and wanted to know if I can double the recipe in a slow cooker.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2023

      Hi Elena, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe!

      Reply

  • Dana
    December 27, 2022

    Love your recipes but this one was not my favorite. Too sweet for my liking

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  • Nicole G
    September 4, 2022

    I dont see anything but positive comments here. I was referred to this recipe by a friend that isvan excellent cook. I’m of a culinary degree and as I first read, it is just BBQ chicken. I made it anyway and it’s good but not of taco filling I prefer. I added many seasonings of cumin, hot pepper, etc to make it of chicken tacos I prefer. I will try other recipes of yours however.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 4, 2022

      Thank you for your comments and feedback, Nicole. I hope you love the other recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Sheri
    July 3, 2022

    All I have on hand is boneless skinless chicken thighs. Will that work?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 4, 2022

      Hi Sheri, I imagine that will work too although we recommend breast as it has a lot more meat.

      Reply

  • GEORGIANA CAVE
    May 18, 2021

    Which size of flour tortillas in inches do you consider “small”?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2021

      Hi Georgiana, we purchase the small taco tortillas. The burrito size ones are too big for this. These are the smaller of the options, and if I were to guess, I think they are about 4.5″.

      Reply

  • Deanna Wood
    February 28, 2021

    What can I use in place of dry mustard since there is an allergy in my household?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      Hi Deanna, I honestly haven’t tried other substitution for the dry mustard but feel free to experiment and look for something else that you might like.

      Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2021

      Hi Deanna, I honestly haven’t tried other substitutions for the dry mustard but feel free to experiment and look for something else that you might like.

      Reply

  • Melissa
    February 14, 2021

    Hi! I can’t wait to make this week. What could I replace the worchestire with? My daughter is allergic to fish and products containing fish . Usually I leave it out of recipes but I miss that unami flavor

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      Hi Melissa, for every tablespoon of Worcestershire, you can dissolve 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar in 2 teaspoons of soy sauce plus 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. You can also add a dash of hot sauce, too, and you’ll get a sweet-spicy-salty-umami blend.

      Reply

  • Emil Derkach
    February 14, 2021

    Good food

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Thank you!

      Reply

  • Sophie
    February 11, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    Once the chicken is cooked, can it be frozen afterwards?
    Thankyou.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      Hello Sophie, you’re referring to freezing just the meat correct? That should work just fine.

      Reply

  • Jill
    January 31, 2021

    I didn’t have time to cook the chicken in a crock pot, so I cooked them in my Dutch oven instead. They were SO delicious. The chicken was tender, juicy, and had so much flavor! I would definitely make these again!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      I love it and that sounds great! So good to know that you were able to make this successfully too using your dutch oven. Thanks for sharing, Jill!

      Reply

  • Missy
    December 29, 2020

    Would it be ok to use boneless/skinless/thin cut chicken breasts?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2020

      Hi Missy, I imagine that will be fine too.

      Reply

  • Rebbeca
    June 20, 2020

    I’m excited to find this website. I need to to thank you for ones time due
    to this fantastic read!! I definitely liked every part of it and I have you saved to fav to see new stuff on your blog.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2020

      Thanks Rebecca. I am so glad to have you here too!

      Reply

  • Greg
    May 26, 2020

    OMG Natasha ! Just made this recipe today and after 2 incredible taco’s filled with wonderful I had to let you how good they were . This one is definitely going to be made many more times I’m my house . An excellent recipe to say the least . I’ve made several of your recipes and they have all been outstanding . This one is the most recent yummy recipe I’ve made and can’t wait to try another. Keep em coming Natasha and I’ll keep making em . You have a big fan in Kansas .

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 26, 2020

      Thank you so much for your compliments and great review, I absolutely love it!

      Reply

  • Maria
    March 11, 2020

    AMAZING. I made the recipe exactly as is and made your spicy guacamole and oh my goodness so much deliciousness. My 5 year old approved too. I was gifted a slow cooker and thanks to you I can now use it! As a full time working mamma I need these type of recipes to make my life easier and still have homemade easy and yummy meals. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Maria!

      Reply

  • Reina Wentz
    February 17, 2020

    Natasha thank you so much for sharing your secrets kitchen tools with us! I am learning to cook with you I made again the go ahead breakfast sandwiches for Breakfast
    We love them so delicious.
    Everything is so good I love the fried rice with chicken.
    Cant wait to explore more♥️
    So grateful for you🙏🏼

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 17, 2020

      Hello Reina. Thank you for sharing that with me. I’m glad that you’re learning a lot from my recipes.

      Reply

  • Tammy
    September 11, 2019

    kay I guess I’m kinda dumb, but I was wondering if you use concentrated lemon juice or lemonade that you drink. (in the picture above it looks like lemonade). Thanks! Can’t wait to try this recipe….looks and sounds so yummy!

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    • Natasha
      September 11, 2019

      Hi Tammy, that is a great question. That particular product is just pure lemon juice (not concentrate). It’s the same as squeezing fresh lemon juice.

      Reply

  • Sheila Pruitt
    August 4, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    What can I substitute for the Ketchup?

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    • Natasha
      August 5, 2019

      Hi Sheila, I have always used ketchup so I can’t say for sure but maybe tomato sauce, although you would have to season to taste since ketchup has more salt and sugar in it and more flavor in general than tomato sauce.

      Reply

  • Christopher
    July 28, 2019

    For some odd reason, I didn’t have white vinegar on hand- only apple cider. (semi-bad Christopher)
    But, from my sneak taste test after 6.5hrs of slow cooking, I think that the acv added a nice ‘sharpness’ and I’m very very pleased. The only addition to this yummy recipe- one large part sliced and part diced jalapeño pepper to the bottom for the chicken to ‘rest’ on while cooking.
    My space smells incredible, but I need to get back to the kitchen to chop some toppings amd assemble. Mouth is watering! Thank you, as always, for sharing great eats!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Reply

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