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Crockpot Chicken Tacos

by Brandy Burke

This crockpot chicken tacos recipe has been a family favorite for a very long time around here and I’m happy to get the chance to share it with you today on GSM. It’s a simple recipe, which is exactly what you need when you have tiny kids and soccer practice and a full time job.

(This post was originally posted in October of 2016)

I no longer have the tiny kids, or the soccer practice on my calendar, but I still appreciate the opportunity to dump all of my ingredients in one pot and forget about it for the rest of the day.

Forgetting about it can be hard when you work from home and smell it cook all day though.

Crockpot Chicken Taco Ingredients

It’s been a staple in our home for so many years that I can’t event begin to guess where it originated.

Crockpot Chicken Taco Ingredients:

  • (1) 16oz jar Pace Picante Sauce
  • 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • (1) 11oz can mexicorn
  • (1) 15oz can black beans (you only need half the can of black beans but I can’t convince my store to just sell me the half I need)
  • (1) handful of Cilantro, corsely chopped
  • (1) package Gluten Free mission tortillias


  • Diced onion
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
Crockpot Chicken Tacos Directions:
Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot and cover with 1/2 the can of black beans, the entire can (eyeball it) of mexicorn and about 2 Tbs (a handful) of chopped cilantro.


Don’t try the recipe without the cilantro – it really does make all the difference.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

When chicken is fully cooked, shred between two forks.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos shredded

Stuff the tortillias full of meaty goodness, and then stuff your face.
I usually make Zatarains gluten free spanish rice mix to go along with our crockpot chicken tacos.

Like spaghetti, this has even more flavor the next day. The mixture can also be enjoyed on top of chips or rice.


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Tara Mitchell October 13, 2016 - 11:29 am

This looks delicious! And, as the weather cools down and my schedule picks up, this is perfect for busy nights!

Emilee W. October 13, 2016 - 12:46 pm

Yum, these look great I love anything you can throw in a crockpot! 😍

Taylor October 13, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Always looking for new recipes to dump and run! This looks delicious!

kara October 13, 2016 - 10:53 pm

This looks great! I made a similar recipe and love it 🙂

Greta October 14, 2016 - 1:11 am

I love tacos and I love my crockpot! I need to try these!

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Rachel October 14, 2016 - 1:27 am

Ooh yum! I’m always looking for new crockpot recipes to try!

Paige Strand October 15, 2016 - 3:51 pm

We just got one, so I will be sure to make this one of the first recipes we try!

Wendy October 15, 2016 - 4:32 pm

Ooohh! Delicious and easy? I’m in! Our family are all big fans of tacos and burritos, so I am sure these will be a hit here.

Emily October 16, 2016 - 4:57 pm

These look so yummy! We are always looking for great taco recipes as it is my goto meal!

Chrissa - Physical Kitchness October 29, 2016 - 9:25 pm

YESSSS crockpot tacos!!! Hands raised!! Such a great idea for easy weekday meals!

Leanne October 31, 2016 - 9:14 pm

Great recipe for the whole family. Cant wait to try it.

Martina March 2, 2019 - 4:26 pm

This looks so good, I can not have cilantro so will try it without, or can I substitute something?

Brandy Burke March 4, 2019 - 9:45 pm

I just read somewhere that you could substitute flat leaf parsley for cilantro but I’ve never tried it.


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