Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

If you are looking for an easy and delicious meal, the whole family will love, you are in the right place. This Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken is life changing. It is the BEST recipe for busy days, and everyone loves it. We love dressing it up with all the toppings as well.

My slow cooker is still my favorite way to get dinner on the table. I love throwing a couple ingredients in the slow cooker and letting it do all the hard work. It’s a busy mom’s best friend.

This Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken, goes perfect with just about everything. It is so versatile, and really is, so simple to make. You are going to love it. Your family and friends will, as well.

tips for making slow cooker shredded Mexican chicken

  • I love using a slow cooker liner when I use my slow cooker. If I have a busy day and can’t cook dinner, the last thing I want to do is clean a slow cooker.If you have never used a slow cooker liner, you need to stop what you are going and get yourself some, right now. They are usually found by the ziplock bags at the grocery store. They will change your life.
  • If you are in a hurry and don’t have 6-7 hours for it to cook, you could also do the cook on high option and cook fro 3-4 hours.

what can i use this chicken for?

I love how versatile this chicken is. I use it in so many recipes, because it has so much flavor, and pairs well with many different dishes.

I love to serve mine on:
-Taco Salads
-Rice and Bean Bowls

And the list goes on and on. This chicken is so delicious and pairs will with just about any other Mexican dish.

What toppings could I use?

I am a toppings person. I am all about toppings. If you are making tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads, etc., you need toppings. Here are a few of my favorite things to top my chicken with:

  • Fresh bell peppers
  • Jalapeños
  • Banana peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Chopped onions
  • Spanish rice
  • Beans
  • Guacamole or avocado
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Limes and lime juice


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Serves: 6

Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken Street Tacos

15 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilis
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce (optional topping)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional topping)
  • 1 cup salsa (optional topping)


  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts inside slow cooker.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients on top of the chicken. Place the lid on top and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  3. After chicken is done cooking, remove chicken from crock pot and place on a cutting board. Using two forks, shred chicken and return to slow cooker. Return chicken to slow cooker and mix with remaining liquid.
  4. Serve on corn tortillas with desired toppings.



139 cal


3 g


10 g


19 g
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