This slow cooker shredded chicken taco recipe is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. Featuring shredded chicken seasoned with our gourmet chili seasoning, this chicken recipe makes easy and delicious tacos.
Sometimes life gets busy. It is completely normal to be in search for easy meals that you can feed the family or yourself. Slow cookers are a great way to help with your busy schedules. You just have to load the slow cooker with your favorite recipe and let it cook throughout the day. Plus, you can also keep your food warm when you are waiting to serve it.
Our slow cooker shredded chicken taco recipe only requires a few ingredients but can make a meal for dinners plus leftovers if it does not get eaten in one sitting. It can also be used for a variety of purposes besides tacos. Add it to burritos, enchiladas, or a rice bowl. Make this chicken taco meat then set out a variety of topping and sides to create your own taco bar. Be creative and enjoy this simple yet delicious recipe.
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Meat
In your slow cooker add 4-6 chicken breasts depending on size, 1 can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, 32 oz chicken broth, 2-3 Tbs Chugwater Chili Seasoning (if you want it mild use 2 Tbs if you want it spicier use 3 Tbs or more).
Turn the slow cooker onto low if you want to cook it for around 6 hours. If you want to cook for 4 hours turn the slow cooker to high.
Once the chicken has cooked pull the chicken from the slow cooker and shred using 2 forks. After you have shredded the chicken you can add it back to the slow cooker to keep it warm and moist in the juices.
Creating Shredded Chicken Tacos
When you are ready to create your taco masterpieces, you can serve directly out of the slow cooker. You will want to choose your shell then add the taco meat, then top it off with your toppings. It is up to you to use your imagination to create the perfect taco for your tastes.
Below are some suggested shells and toppings to serve with your shredded chicken taco.
- Flour- try our Homemade Flour Tortilla recipe
- Other shells you might use
- Shredded lettuce
- Diced onion
- Salsa (try our Homemade Salsa recipe)
- Diced tomatoes
- Shredded cheese
Side Dishes to Serve with Shredded Chicken Tacos
It is always fun to have a taco night at home and enjoy a great meal. Tacos are a great main dish that can also have a variety of side dishes served with them. Here are a few side dish suggestions that might help you plan your meal.
- Rice- Spanish, Cilantro Lime, Mexican, and other styles
- Refried Beans
- Chili Lime Pasta Salad
- Corn Salad with Southwest Salad Dressing
- Tortilla Chips
- Seasoned Black Beans or Pinto Beans
Other Meals to Make Using the Shredded Chicken Taco Meat
This recipe is great because you can make tacos but also a bunch of other dishes including but not limited to:
- Rice Bowl
- Shredded Chicken Taco Salad
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