Get a healthy dinner on the table easily with this recipe for slow cooker shredded chicken tacos, with just 10 minutes of prep it’s the perfect family meal.
I think slow cookers were made for those periods in the year that are just so busy you don’t have time to think, let alone time to make dinner and this recipe for slow cooker shredded chicken tacos is one of those life-saver kinds of recipes. It takes only 10 minutes to throw together, a good 5 hours in the slow cooker and then dinner is ready to go. And I mean tacos, does it get any better? Plus I find that I actually prefer shredded chicken in tacos over ground beef or ground turkey. Another easy toss in the slow cooker and go dinner recipe is my shredded puttanesca chicken – I bet this could even be served in a wrap like a taco.
February, March and April have definitely proven themselves to be the busiest months of the year for me. I don’t know what it is, but literally everything happens within these three months. It can definitely be stressful and it does test my level of sanity, but the stress is totally worth it when I can finally spend all day Saturday catching up on all the episodes of Chopped I’ve missed. That day isn’t so far off now, I’ve already marked on my calendar…what can I say, I love Chopped.
These Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos are a slow cooker take on my favourite Shredded Chicken Tacos from a couple of years ago, which are still one of my all-time favourite recipes. This slow cooker version literally takes 10 minutes to prep and then you can dump it all in the slow cooker and come home to a delicious meal. What I love about this recipe is that it makes healthy food easy and fast to prepare, all you have to do is spend 15 minutes in the morning to throw this all together and you com home to a delicious homemade meal – no store bough, sugar filled, frozen meal for dinner. This is my kind of simple, fresh and flavourful cooking, is it yours?
I like to serve my slow cooker shredded chicken tacos with all of the toppings; lettuce, avocado, salsa, sour cream, cheese, black beans, you know the whole deal. you could even make these into burritos and add either my Chipotle copy-cat cilantro lime rice or my Mexican-style rice and beans – sounds like the ultimate meal to me.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp oregano
- ⅔ cup crushed tomatoes
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute onions for 3-5 minutes.
- Add garlic and spices, cook for another minute or until fragrant. Stir in the crushed tomatoes.
- Place chicken breasts at the bottom and cover with the onion, spices and tomato mixture.
- Cook on low for 3-5 hours.
- Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred using two forks. You will have lots of extra sauce so add in as much as you want to the shredded chicken.
- Serve shredded chicken tacos with your favourite toppings - I love to put avocado on mine.
These Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos will be a lifesaver on those busy days.