Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

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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.



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