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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Yields6 ServingsCook Time4 hrs

Get ready for Cinco de mayo with these slow cooker chicken tacos! Simple pantry ingredients like salsa, garlic powder, chicken breasts, and taco shells mean that preparing for this yummy staple is easy! Mix all the ingredients in the slow cooker early in the day, and then let it sit while you prepare other appetizers and dips. These slow cooker chicken tacos will be ready just in time for dinner! You can also try this chicken mixture over nachos with the usual toppings, or as filling for enchiladas, quesadillas, or tostados.

Two slow cooker Chicken Tacos on a green plate, topped with shredded cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

 24 oz chunky salsa (you decide the heat level)
 1 tsp garlic powder
 4 oz green chilies (chopped, and drained if they're from a can)
 1 tsp cumin
 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
 pepper (to taste)
 2 tbsp chili powder
 12 taco shells (you decide hard or soft)

Add the salsa and chilies to the slow cooker pot. Stir to blend.


Place the chicken breasts on top of the salsa and top with the spices.


Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH 4 hours, or until the chicken comes apart easily. Shred the chicken with two forks and stir into the sauce.


Serve in taco shells, topped with lettuce, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and other delicious taco toppings.

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