Succulent Slow-Cooker Taco Pulled Chicken Recipe (8 Ingredients) by Elisa Schmitz

Succulent Slow-Cooker Taco Pulled Chicken Recipe (8 Ingredients)

When I'm cooking for our extended family, I immediately reach for my slow cooker. I find that the slow cooker not only makes cooking for a crowd easy, but also results in mouth-watering meals the whole family wholeheartedly loves.

This succulent slow-cooker taco pulled chicken recipe turned out super zesty and juicy. A simple combination of fresh and pantry ingredients turned ordinary chicken into a tender, flavorful meal that everyone wanted seconds of.

To make this easy Mexican-inspired chicken recipe, you need only eight ingredients: chicken breasts or thighs (or a combination), diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilies, taco seasoning, bell pepper, onion, kidney beans and black beans. After just five minutes of prep and four hours of slow cooking, this spicy, low-calorie dinner is ready to eat.

You can serve this gluten-free chicken dinner over rice, or in taco shells or your favorite tortillas. I served it in oven-baked chickpea tortillas, taco-style, topped with shredded cheese and plain Greek yogurt (though others used sour cream)!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours (high)
Total Time: 4 hours and 5 minutes
Servings: 8


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Recipe Notes

  • You can use boneless/skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs, or a combination (which is what I used).
  • I used green pepper but you could use any color bell pepper you prefer.
  • If you'd like even more heat, you can add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
  • I scooped the chicken into chickpea tortillas, added cheese then baked them in the oven for a few minutes to crisp up the tortillas and melt the cheese. But you can scoop the chicken directly into taco shells or tortillas, or serve it over rice.
  • I topped ours with shredded cheddar cheese and plain Greek yogurt (though others preferred sour cream). Feel free to top it with your own favorite toppings, such as lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, etc.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You also can freeze them.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Turn on your slow cooker. Place the diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilies and taco seasoning into the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  2. Place the chicken into the sauce in the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Toss to coat and ensure that everything is covered in the sauce.
  3. Cover the slow cooker with the lid.
  4. Set to cook on high heat for 4 hours. After 2 hours, add the bell pepper, onion, kidney beans and black beans. Stir to combine.
  5. Allow to cook for 2 more hours. Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees F on a food thermometer.
  6. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker.
  7. Shred the chicken with two forks.
  8. Put the chicken back into the sauce in the slow cooker and stir to incorporate.
  9. Serve the chicken mixture over rice or scoop it into taco shells or corn, flour or chickpea tortillas. Garnish with your favorite taco toppings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 101

Total Fat: 0.7g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 623mg

Total Carbohydrate: 14.8g

Dietary Fiber: 3.5g

Total Sugars: 2.3g

Protein: 9.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 45mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 299mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This recipe was so easy to make but no one knew that. They thanked me profusely and asked me to make it again very soon!

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