BBQ Chicken Tacos

Okay friends, this is one of my very favorite types of recipes…because it’s actually just assembling.
This little dinner happened by accident the other night, and it was a HUGE hit!  I’ve said it a billion times, quick chicken tacos are a staple recipe in our house. My Crock Pot Chicken Tacos are on my table more than any other meal I make.  They’re easy, they’re delicious and they’re always a favorite by the whole family.  This is just a BBQ spin on things and basically, after your chicken is done in the slow cooker, it’s all about assembling…which on a busy weeknight, is the best kind of meal.  Bonus, during the hot summer months, you don’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen with the stove or oven because this all cooks in the slow cooker.  Who doesn’t love a summer slow cooker recipe?!
Enjoy friends!
This recipe serves four but can easily be doubled (or tripled!).
Shopping List
1 pound chicken breasts
enough water to cover chicken in slow cooker
a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (we use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1 red onion, chopped
Guacamole (we love using Tab’s recipe here)
Chopped dill pickles, optional
Shredded Montery or Pepper Jack cheese
Place chicken breasts and water in slow cooker.  Make sure there is enough water to cover the chicken.  Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.

About 20 or 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve, remove chicken from slow cooker and drain the water out.  Return chicken to slow cooker and take two forks and shred chicken up right inside.  Stir in your favorite BBQ sauce (just enough to coat all of the chicken, you probably won’t need the whole bottle).  Cover and cook another 15 or 20 minutes on high.

Meanwhile, I like to blister my tortillas up on my griddle (or in a large skillet).  Just heat your skillet to medium-high heat and add your tortillas in.  After a few minutes, flip them over to the other side.  You’re just warming them up and getting them slightly blistered (a little browned and crunchy).  Remove to serving plates.

Take each tortilla and build your taco.  Add some guacamole, your BBQ chicken, chopped red onions, a sprinkle of cheese and chopped dill pickles.


I’m telling you…the BBQ, the pickles, the cheese…the goodness of a very yummy (and easy!) meal on a weeknight.  Enjoy!

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  • Narci April 26, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I always love a new take on tacos! These look delish!! We just made your baked tacos last night (yum!), and I can't wait to try these!

  • Amanda @ A Brownie World April 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I love your super simple recipes! We'll totally have this over the weekend. 🙂

  • Lauren April 30, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I always menu plan on Saturday morning if I can and these are on the line up this week! Thanks for the twist on tacos!