3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Can you say TACO TUESDAY?! Our 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are the perfect recipe for juicy, flavorful, absolutely delicious, but simple chicken tacos. Grab your favorite shells, chips, guacamole and get the fiesta started.

This recipe is so simple that it has become a staple go-to recipe in our house. And soon it will be yours, too! This 3 ingredient chicken taco recipe is a dump everything in the slow cooker and leave it recipe.

THE 3 KEY INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
  • 1 jar of salsa

I am always looking for fast and easy recipes and this is one of my favorites. For this recipe, you can even use frozen chicken! No need to thaw it ahead of time. See, I told you SIMPLE! Also, you can even change this recipe by simply getting a different type of salsa.

5 MINUTE DIRECTIONS (IF THAT):

To get started with these 3 ingredient chicken tacos, pull out your slow cooker. I absolutely love this one! Begin by spraying the bottom of the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray to make cleaning up even easier.

Next, get the boneless chicken breast out of the package and place it on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Now for the hard part, open the salsa jar (sometimes that can be hard . . . ha ha!) and pour it over the chicken breasts. Then, simply sprinkle the taco seasoning over top of the salsa.

Time to let the slow cooker do its thing for 4-5 hours on high heat, or 6-8 hours on low heat. Remember, these cooking times are approximations as cooking times can vary with each slow cooker.

I know what you’re thinking, “That wasn’t hard” and you’re right. This 3 ingredient chicken taco recipe is extremely simple! It’s one of my favorites.

 

TIME’S UP!

Once your chicken is done cooking, it will shred easily for tacos. Simply use two forks to pull the chicken apart, then just stir it up to get all the salsa juices mixed in well.

For tacos, use either crunchy shells or flour tortillas. Either one will do!

PRO TIPS 

  • To make pulling the chicken apart easier, use a hand-held mixer and turn it on low and it will shred the chicken in a minute. (Watch how to do it here – the trick is to do it at a low speed with a really deep bowl)
  • To avoid runny tacos use a slotted spoon to serve the tacos.
  • Use THESE awesome holders to keep all your toppings from spilling out.

Speaking of toppings, load each taco with your favorite things! 

Here are a few of our favorite toppings:

  1. Guacamole (good with tortilla chips too!)
  2. Homemade Pico de Gallo
  3. Shredded lettuce
  4. Shredded cheese
  5. Diced tomatoes
  6. Halved olives
  7. Sour cream

Great creative! You could even crush up chips and add those, or nacho cheese. The possibilities are endless.

You could also use the chicken for enchiladas, nachos, tostadas, quesadillas, etc. This recipe is SUPER versatile. You could also cook, shred, and freeze the chicken (just put it in a gallon-sized freezer bag) and pull it out on a busy night for a quick and easy meal.

DON’T HAVE SALSA?

On the off chance that you don’t have salsa, or you would like to have a different kind to pair with your tacos, check out this quick 5 ingredient blender salsa recipes on our YouTube Channel!

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Serves: 12

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Can you say TACO TUESDAY?! Our 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are the perfect recipe for juicy, flavorful, absolutely delicious, but simple chicken tacos. Grab your favorite shells, chips, guacamole and get the fiesta started.

10 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 12 taco shells (or flour tortillas)
  • Toppings:
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can olives (sliced)
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray for easy clean-up. Place chicken in the bottom, pour salsa on top, and sprinkle with taco seasoning.
  2. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. When chicken is done cooking, it will shred easily when stirred with a fork.
  4. Place the chicken on crunchy taco shells or flour tortillas.
  5. Top with guacamole, lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, and any other taco toppings you love.

Notes

You could also use the chicken for for enchiladas, nachos, tostadas, quesadillas, etc.

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19 Responses to “3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos”

  1. After I realized I was out of propane & had to nix the chicken kabobs idea that I originally had I decided to try this out. It is great & was sooooo easy!! I used Chucky style Medium Pace salsa which I didn't think would turn out so good but I was wrong!! We are in the middle of a make your own (taco, nacho, burrito, etc) night & we're loving it!!
  2. So I have LOVED your blog and all the GREAT recipes!!! I just made this meal in 10 MINUTES....Yes you read it right :) Have you ever heard of the wonderful ELECTRIC PRESSURE Cookers that they make now? I put 8(small) chicken breasts because I didn't have 6 large...in the electric pressure cooker with the salsa and taco sauce and turned on the cooker and in 10 minutes..... walla it was done! If you don't have one of these cookers you NEED ONE....it cuts cooking time down to minutes and it was sooooo very tender it fell apart getting it out :)
  3. Chris - Stayin' Afloat
    I had a taco bar for my son's 2nd birthday, and this chicken was one of the meats for the tacos --- delicious! Thanks for sharing! I shared my experience on my blog: http://www.stayin-afloat.com/p/slow-cooker-chicken-tacos.html

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