This crockpot chicken tacos recipe is one of my favorites! It’s my go-to meal when I don’t have the time and energy to cook. With only a few minutes of prep, I can still get a healthy, filling dinner on the table with ease. And it’s delicious! The combination of salsa and taco seasoning adds the perfect amount of flavor and zest to the chicken.
This crockpot chicken is already a delicious, healthy source of lean protein. To give this recipe even more healthy qualities, try any of the following:
Here are a few common questions I’ve seen about making chicken tacos in the crockpot:
What kind of salsa or taco seasoning should you use?
I recommend using whatever salsa and taco seasoning your family loves best. You can use a spicier blend if you like more heat in your seasoning. You can choose from fresh salsa, chunky salsa, or even salsa verde for a different twist.
Can you double this recipe?
Yes, simply double (or even triple) all the ingredients and cook as directed. You may need to increase the cooking time by 1-2 hours when you increase the volume of ingredients.
This crockpot chicken makes the best leftovers, and you can use it in a variety of meals (see below). This recipe is also great for feeding a crowd!
Are there other ways to use this crockpot chicken?
Yes, this recipe is incredibly versatile. Try using the shredded or diced chicken in:
Can you freeze this recipe for later?
Yes. These crockpot chicken tacos are already so easy to make – being able to store everything in the freezer makes it even more convenient! Here’s how to freeze the chicken:
Can you use frozen chicken breasts?
Yes, you can. Be sure to add 1-2 hours of cooking time if you use frozen chicken.
How do you make this recipe in a pressure cooker?
To make this chicken tacos recipe in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot, use the same ingredients. Cook for 15 minutes for fresh chicken or 20 minutes for frozen chicken.
Can you use this recipe with chicken thighs instead of breasts?
Yes, although the final flavor will be slightly different because of the different flavors and textures of the chicken. The cooking time should be roughly the same.
Did you make this healthy crockpot chicken tacos recipe? I’d love to see your creations on Instagram! Make sure to tag your post with #azbrecipes or #azestybiterecipes, so I’ll be sure to see them. Enjoy!