Easy Crock Pot Shredded Taco Chicken

I can’t remember where I first saw the idea for this.  It’s probably something my oldest daughter pinned.  This is so simple I’m not sure it even qualifies as a recipe.

It’s chicken breasts that you cook in the crock pot, shred, and use for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas… there are a ton of options.

All you need is 1.5 – 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a package of taco seasoning, and a 16 ounce jar of salsa.  Our grocery store was running a sale on split chicken breasts so we stocked up and I cut the meat away from the bones before using.

Ingredients For Taco Chicken

Put the chicken breasts in the crock pot.

Chicken Breasts Ready For Taco Chicken

Sprinkle with the taco seasoning.

Adding The Seasoning Packet To Taco Chicken

Then top with the salsa.

Pouring The Salsa On Taco Chicken

Taco Chicken Covered In Salsa

Set the crock pot on low and let it go for 5-6 hours.

Taco Chicken Cooking On Low


Here it is all cooked.

Taco Chicken After Cooking Before Shredding

When done use 2 forks to shred the chicken and stir it up.

That’s it. So simple and so delicious.  This freezes well and makes enough for our family to get two meals out of it.

You might also be interested in this other crock pot shredded chicken post.

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