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Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat Recipe

5 from 7 votes

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This Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat Recipe is a super simple and very flavorful way to make healthy shredded chicken! Use for days in any Hispanic inspired dish!

chicken taco meat

Let’s talk this crockpot chicken taco meat recipe because crockpot recipes are always so ugly. There. I said it. I guess this one turned out ok, but generally, as a rule of thumb, they aren’t the prettiest ones on the block.

Even though this is a true statement, crockpot recipes always seem to be the most delicious. Funny how that works. Brown food tastes good and crockpots create brown food. So there you have it. My deep thoughts for this morning.

ANYWAYS, below are the few photos I snapped of prepping this recipe. Be warned that it is ridiculously easy. And I didn’t add any finished product recipes because it was ugly.

Chicken Taco Meat Recipe Ingredients

Chicken – hello, it’s a chicken taco meat recipe. Frozen chicken works just fine.

Taco Seasoning – You can either make your own or buy the store-bought kind, either way, it’s all for flavor.

Salsa – This is for flavor and for moisture. Juicy chicken for all your tasty chicken needs.

Green Chiles – More flavor! Are you seeing the pattern here, this recipe is delicious because of all the time the chicken cooks in this medley of ingredients.

How to Make Chicken Taco Meat

Frozen Chicken

Place 4 frozen chicken breasts into a cold crockpot.

Frozen Chicken and Taco Seasoning

Sprinkle in 1 packet of taco seasoning,

Frozen Chicken, Taco Seasoning and Green Chiles

1 can of diced green chiles,

Salsa on Chicken

and some salsa. Simple enough, right?

Cover and cook on high until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and easy to shred. Remove any questionable pieces {fat, cartilage, etc.} and place back into the crockpot with the cooking liquid. Cover to keep warm and serve in tacos, quesadillas, on a salad, or wherever your little heart desires.

That’s it! Not the prettiest recipe in the world, but certainly the easiest!

Get the printable version of this recipe below.

Have a wonderful week/weekend 🙂

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5 from 7 votes

Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat Recipe

This Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat Recipe is a super simple and very flavorful way to make healthy shredded chicken! Use for days in any Hispanic inspired dish!
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 lbs frozen chicken breasts about 4 breast
  • 1.25 oz. taco seasoning packet 1/4 cup
  • 4.5 oz. mild diced green chiles 1 can
  • 1 1/2 cups mild salsa or medium salsa


  • Place all ingredients into a crockpot and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked thoroughly and will shred easily.
  • Remove chicken from crockpot and shred, removing any fat.
  • Place back into the crockpot and stir with remaining liquid. Cover and keep warm in the crockpot until ready to serve.
  • Serve in tacos, quesadillas, etc.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1194mg | Potassium: 768mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Taco Meat, Chicken Taco Meat Recipe, Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat

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27 Responses
  1. Michelle Schlief

    I’ve been looking for low-carb ideas and this is awesome! I can make a big batch and use it in lots of recipes. Thanks Lauren for sharing!

  2. Vivian Hill

    I will be making this. I will trade out the red salsa for green salsa.
    My dad can not have anything with red tomatoes in it.

  3. Vicki Hauser

    5 stars
    I have been making this recipe for years and LOVE how dinner basically cooks its self. This is also tasty using a chuck roast.

  4. Grace

    5 stars
    My sister asked for an easy take-in meal for a family and I suggested tacos. When she asked for a recipe, I sent her this one. Then I panicked, because I felt like sending her to your blog where I find so many of our favorite recipes was like blowing my secret! Ha ha. Good thing I love my sister! 😉

  5. Mariell K Stennes

    1. Recipe sounds amazing! Definitely going to be on my list for the week!!!

    2. Can I get an AMEN on the teachers/babysitters/helpers! Love the kids but oh that little 8 hr a day help is truly a lifesaver!!!

  6. Lady T

    5 stars
    Lauren, I love you…in your introduction of yourself: ‘Thunder Thigh Haver’….LOL. I feel I have found my foodie kindred spirit:) Cheers!

  7. Grace

    What. Now that’s a recipe I can actually handle!

    This may just be an issue on my end (most likely), but the videos up on the left sidebar aren’t working. Regardless, I’m debating whether to make the cheesy chicken spaghetti or chicken tacos. Easy answer: both! Happy Friday!