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Taco Chicken in the Crockpot

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Easy Crock Pot Taco Chicken is just three ingredients away from a delicious dinner.  Perfect for tacos, enchiladas, or serve over rice.   
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Something I threw together one night that now has become a staple in our menus.  It is asked for often and my oldest daughter will request it when she is home from college. She will also ask me to freeze servings for her to take back with her.  The Taco Chicken recipe came to in my email from a penny-pincher type website years ago and hands down, it is the best crockpot recipe for busy families.  Toss the three ingredients into the crockpot in the morning and at dinner time it’s ready.  Serve over rice, top with shredded cheese, and your favorite taco toppings, if desired.

Other delicious ways that we enjoy the taco chicken is to serve in flour tortilla shells or hard taco shells.  I’ve used the chicken in enchiladas, burrito bowls, and even turned the filling into nachos.  Simplest recipe to make with the simplest ingredients.

One tip when freezing this meal: be sure to include all the extra liquid so it doesn’t dry out.  Sometimes, I even add a bit of extra salsa when freezing.


Taco Chicken in the Crockpot

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  • 6 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • one pkg of your favorite taco seasoning mix I use taco bell brand
  • one large jar of your favorite picante or salsa sauce (32 oz) - I use pace mild picante. 


  • Mix the picante sauce and taco seasoning together - if you have picky kids that don't like "chunks" in their sauce, just put it in the blender for a couple of whirls.
  • Place chicken in crockpot, pour over sauce mixture and cook for about 5 - 6 hours on low...shred the chicken and cook for one more hour.

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