Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

by jerseygirl on January 29, 2009 · 40 comments

Here is a recipe that is perfect for football watching. Get out your crock pot on Sunday morning and you will be ready for the big game. I made this the other night and while I was cooking, I also was on FaceBook, doing laundry and setting the table. It practically cooks itself.

I used the chicken mixture for soft tacos but you could make quesadillas, burritos or enchiladas. I used chicken thighs but if you prefer white meat, go ahead and use chicken breasts. Everything goes in the pot and a few hours later you have a great meal.

Lori at The Recipe Girl is hosting The Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smackdown so this is going to her. I can’t wait to see her round up on Friday. I am sure I will find a few more recipes for my Super Bowl party then. What are you doing for the Superbowl?

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
2 jalapenos, cored and diced
2 cloves garlic , thinly sliced
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
2 TBS brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
pinch of cayenne, more if you like spicy
1 tsp ground cumin
salt to taste

Put all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or low 6 to 8 hours. Cook until meat can be shredded easily with fork. Serve with tortillas, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, cheddar cheese, sour cream or anything you desire

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Sara January 29, 2009 at 1:09 am

I love my crockpot, will have to give this a try!

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Laurie January 29, 2009 at 2:02 am

This is a perfect recipe for busy moms! I’m always afraid to cook chicken in the Crockpot because the first time I did (like 15 years ago), it wasn’t good. Might be time to dust off that fear.

I wanted to thank you, Lisa, for the soups that came in the mail from your contest! I’ve been warning my family not to touch them for two days. I want to take a photo to post on my blog and it has been so dark and dreary here that I’m waiting for a brighter day.

I love your boy scout cake and the cars are perfect! I’ve never had a boy scout, but I know about the Pinewood Derby.

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Mari January 29, 2009 at 7:05 am

This looks so good, plus I love crockpot recipes! Thanks!

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Donna-FFW January 29, 2009 at 7:29 am

I love the fact that this is a make it and leave it type of meal. Sounds wonderful and very versatile.

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Culinarywannabe January 29, 2009 at 7:54 am

Crockpots are the best! Oh I bet this would be delicious in enchiladas or even over a big plate of nachos!

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Patsyk January 29, 2009 at 9:20 am

Great idea for the Super Bowl party!

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Aggie January 29, 2009 at 9:30 am

Oh great recipe Lisa!!! I love having good crock pot recipes on hand! Looks yum!

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Mary January 29, 2009 at 9:46 am

Lisa, this lkooks good. I’ll have to give it a try.

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Jeena January 29, 2009 at 10:15 am

These look great and have all the flavours that I love. 🙂

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kat January 29, 2009 at 10:49 am

That looks like a great filling! I'm hosting the Super Bowl too with some chicken wings & pizza then everyone else is bringing dips

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Maria January 29, 2009 at 10:56 am

Perfect for the big game!!

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Michele January 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Seems easy and delicious! I wonder if the breasts would be too dry. My honey does not like dark meat chicken.

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Cathy January 29, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Oh, how I wish that I saw this post 4 hours ago! I actually googled “slow cooker chicken tacos” this morning, but didn’t find anything that wowed me, so I ended up throwing some frozen chicken into the crock pot with some salsa and Rotel tomatoes. Next time I am going to make these — this is exactly what I was looking for!

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Allie January 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Good luck with the contest I think you have a winner here!

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Pam January 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm

The chicken sounds delicious. I love making shredded meat for my Mexican meals.

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That Girl January 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm

When I see recipes like this I’m always ashamed at how little I use my crock pot

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The Blonde Duck January 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm

I am so excited about this. You have no idea!

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Clumbsy Cookie January 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I love how thinly shreded that chicken is! It made me crave mexican food!

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Bridgett January 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I’m coming to your house for Superbowl, this looks delicious!

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Mrs. L January 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I am so loving anything crockpotable these days as I seem to have no time to really cook! Thanks for the recipe.

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Lucy January 29, 2009 at 6:31 pm

This looks so good!!! As well as my kitchen is equipped, I do not own a crockpot! Just nervous about leaving it going while at work ;(

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Anonymous January 29, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Hey Lisa! I was looking forward to this one. I know that this is one recipe I can get everyone to eat. I love one pot wonders! Cousin Tracey

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Priscilla January 29, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I will be making this for sure, it looks too good to pass up!

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Peter M January 29, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Ahh, the ever versatile slow cooker…rendering everything flaky and tender.

These look fab & I'm hungry again.

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Kaitlin January 29, 2009 at 11:38 pm

omg…these look SO good!

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Mila January 29, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Lisa, great minds must think alike! I was going to do carnitas in the crockpot for Super Bowl Sunday! This looks delish! And what a coincidence, next week I am cooking all latin food, how very convenient! 🙂

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Emily January 30, 2009 at 3:46 am

Ohhh man. I love tacos. These look great! You know what the best part about tacos? Putting sour cream on them. This is a fairly recent discovery for me.

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Anne January 30, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Awesome! They had to be some reallllly good tacos!

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Jennifer January 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Lisa,
I have a great and healthy Superbowl Snack-a-thon going on all day today.
http://savorthethyme.blogspot.com/

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Debbie January 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Great idea…I have to try this!

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Katrina January 30, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Looks great, Lisa! Love the crockpot.

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ttfn300 January 30, 2009 at 11:10 pm

gotta love the crockpot, these look fabulous 🙂

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Tanya February 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

Oh this looks great! I love anything that’s easy and fast, but still delicious.

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alexandra's kitchen February 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm

i love braised chicken in tacos. this sounds like a perfect dish for tonight’s festivities … or any night’s festivities that is.

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Dawn February 1, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I bet this smells wonderful cooking away. There are many uses for this in terms of leftovers, if there are any left over. lol

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Amanda February 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Yum these look fabulous!!

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Annie February 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I really have to get a crock pot… I can’t believe all the great recipes I miss out on, including this one. YUM!

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Erica February 2, 2009 at 12:29 am

This looks so good! I love crockpot meals and mexican so this is def for me. Perfect for the superbowl! Good luck in the contest!

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Rosie February 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I do like my crockpot Lisa wouldn’t be without it now!! This sounds a perfect recipe for my next cook-out with my crockpot!!

Rosie x

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Anonymous September 28, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I made this Friday night. I love new crock pot recipes and this did not disappoint! LOVED it!! Thank you for sharing.

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