Slow Cooked Chicken Taco Recipe

One of the many things that I miss from California is a good taco Tuesday deal. I used to love going out on the occasional Tuesday to enjoy $1.00 tacos and a few coronas with my girlfriends, but it’s been 5 months since I’ve been able to actually do that.

SO.. I decided to have my own taco Tuesday last night. But the tacos had to be good, and as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m not always confident in my chicken cooking skills. After I made chicken in the slow cooker on monday I figured it would be a great way to make the perfect shredded chicken for tacos too.

The chicken was super easy to make and the tacos were just as delicious as the ones I’ve had at authentic Mexican restaurants.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 pack of taco seasoning
  • 8 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 16oz jar of salsa
  • 1 jalapeño (optional)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 lime
  • White corn tortillas
  • Pepper Jack cheese and guacamole to top

Squeeze half of the lime in the slow cooler before you place the chicken in and then cover the chicken with the salsa.  

Sprinkle the taco seasoning and onions over the chicken
.. and the jalapenos if you like a little spice

After about two hours of cooking, use two forks to shred the ckicken tenderloins and squeeze the other half of the lime on them.
 
 Just prepare your guac while the chicken is cooking and all you have left to do is heat up the tortillas when you’re ready to eat! 
I’ll have to save my “worlds best (tomato-free) guac” recipe for another blog post!
 
Adios amigos! 🌮

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