Dinner Tonight: Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Is this a recipe?  No.  This is just a super simple way of getting tacos on the table ASAP.  You probably already do this, so humor me if you do.  You know I love me some slow cooker recipes and I also love me some quick dinners…this is both.
Shopping List
1 pound chicken breasts
2 cups salsa
1 can black beans, drained
1 can chopped green chiles
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 cup frozen corn
Garnish with cheese, guacamole, sour cream and/or green onions
Place chicken breasts, salsa, beans, green chiles and chili powder in slow cooker.  Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.  The last 30 minutes, add in corn.  When ready to serve, take two forks and shred chicken right in slow cooker.  Top tortillas and go.  Dinner’s ready.
What we really like to do is when I add the corn the last 30 minutes, I add 2 cups of cheese in too.  Put the lid back on and let it finish cooking.  Then the tacos are all cheesy and melty when you put them on the tortilla.  However, on this particular evening, I was making them for my dad who doesn’t care for cheese (pause for your astonishment!), so we topped our tacos individually with cheese.
Secondly, we always buy the fresh tortillas from our grocery store’s bakery.  They are just sooooo much better.  We use whole wheat but you could certainly substitute corn or flour.  Your family will love coming home to taco night.
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  • Lauren November 10, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Um, I thought your dad was a Texan, an American…how in the world does he not like cheese??? 🙂 I seriously can't imagine life without cheese!!

  • Aubs December 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    we had these for dinner last night and they were GREAT!! love the throw everything in the crockpot in the am and then dinner is ready at dinner time recipes!! =)

  • Aileen July 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Shay! Do you know how many this serves? I'm hosting a book club for 10 girls and think this sounds perfect! Thank you.

  • Mix and Match Mama July 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Each entree serves four adults unless otherwise stated. This would be so simple to double! Enjoy!!

  • Erica Hedman September 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

    When meals call for frozen corn can you substitute it with regular canned corn? I just never use frozen corn…

  • Mix and Match Mama September 10, 2014 at 10:41 am

    You can use canned corn (drained). Enjoy!

  • Erica Hedman September 10, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Thanks, Shay!! This is on our menu this week!

  • Jennifer Kensey September 10, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Is the chicken pre cooked?

  • Mix and Match Mama September 10, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Nope, just throw your uncooked chicken in the slow cooker and wait until dinner to enjoy!

  • Julie September 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Shay, Do you line your crockpot or do you just throw everything in? What do you line it with?


  • Mix and Match Mama September 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    You can line it with a slow cooker liner or you can just throw everything in. Enjoy!

  • Erica Hedman September 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Crock Pot Chicken Tacos is what's for dinner in NC tonight!! Smells yummy!!

  • Mary September 22, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Shay, thanks for the recipe! I just realized I threw the corn in at the beginning too…surely it will be ok right? Just maybe a little mushy?

  • Friday Favorites | December 9, 2016 at 8:04 am

    […] This tacos were so good! We put them on high for about 3.5 hours and they were perfect when they came out! They were a little juicy but the flavor was amazing! You can find the recipe here. […]