Crockpot Chicken Tacos are an easy and delicious dinner that only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Mexican shredded chicken is delicious served in tortillas, over rice or on top of a salad, and is a great way to meal prep chicken for the week!
In the container of a slow cooker, add salsa, lime juice and seasonings. Stir to combine.
Add chicken breasts and stir to ensure they are covered with the salsa mixture.
Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours, until the chicken is tender and easily shredded.
Shred chicken with two forks in the slow cooker and stir it into the salsa mixture.
Cook for an additional 1 hour with the lid slightly ajar (to let moisture escape).
Serve in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings!
Salsa. One of the wonderful aspects of this recipe is that you can use your favorite salsa (or make your own homemade salsa) and really set flavor profile for the dish. I opt for a mild variety because I'm a spice wimp, but you can choose the heat, flavor, etc.
Lime Juice. I never make chicken tacos without a splash of lime juice, it adds such a great flavor.
Spices. I created a spice blend that is perfect for our family's tastes (i.e. not to spicy). Feel free to play with the heat if you want and add more chili powder, a dash of cayenne, or even some hot sauce. You can also substitute all the spices and use 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning instead. I just love making this with our own spice blend.
To store, simply put the chicken tacos it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If freezing, I recommend portioning it out into the amount you would eat in one sitting or meal.