Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos

Fiesta-inspired Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos deliver a burst of color and taste to your dining experience. These enticing tacos feature succulent chicken, slow-cooked to perfection, infused with a rich medley of traditional Mexican seasonings. The result is a mouthwatering, tender filling that pairs beautifully with the crunch of fresh vegetables and zesty flavors. Nestled in warm corn or flour tortillas and garnished with ripe avocado, juicy tomatoes, fragrant cilantro, and a splash of lime, these chicken tacos offer a scrumptious and memorable culinary adventure in every bite.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4-6 hours

Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 320,
  • Fat: 10g,
  • Carbs: 34g,
  • Protein: 22g
  • Ingredients:
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup salsa (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (approximately 2 limes)
  • 1 packet (1 oz) taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 small corn or flour tortillas
  • Optional toppings: diced avocado, chopped tomatoes, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, grated cheese, sour cream

Instructions:

  1. Combine taco seasoning, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker and evenly sprinkle the prepared spice mix over them.
  3. Add salsa, chicken broth, and lime juice to the slow cooker, gently stirring to ensure the chicken is well-coated with the mixture.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  5. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker, stirring to combine with the remaining sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. To serve, warm tortillas as per package directions. Place a portion of the shredded chicken onto each tortilla, then add desired toppings, such as diced avocado, chopped tomatoes, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, grated cheese, or sour cream.
  7. Enjoy your delicious Festive Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos!

Tip: To increase the heat, include 1-2 chopped jalapeƱos or a dash of red pepper flakes in the slow cooker with the other ingredients.