The Best Crockpot Chicken Tacos – only 3 ingredients

need an easy meal idea that will please the entire family... including the kids? Try this crockpot chicken tacos recipe

Crockpot Chicken Tacos are so easy to make. Perfect for a weeknight meal.

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I’m so excited to share with your the BEST crockpot Chicken tacos recipe that you can possibly imagine. No seriously… the best. My husband was very skeptical since I only threw three ingredients into the crockpot, but boy was he surprised. He kept going on and on with how delicious this dinner was.

To be honest, I was shocked too. We used this shredded chicken taco meat to make tacos, but you could eat it by itself, serve it over rice, use it to make quesadillas,  or even in wonton wrappers. You could use this SAME recipe several different ways and have a different dinner. However, you are still using the same basic and delicious recipe.

You can use a taco seasoning packet for this recipe, but unless you get them for FREE with your coupons, you will save a lot more money by making your own taco seasoning. Go here to see my homemade taco seasoning recipe. It is very easy to make and you will know exactly everything in your seasoning.

Try our other delicious Crock Pot Recipes here.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos - only 3 ingredients!
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of salsa (we used picante)
  • 1 Tablespoons of Taco Seasoning (we used homemade)
  1. In a crockpot, place chicken breasts (frozen) in the bottom
  2. Sprinkle with the seasoning.
  3. Top with the salsa
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3 hours.
  5. Shred the chicken and serve with your favorite taco toppings

WOW! You will love this easy taco recipe. Just toss it all in the crockpot

Even though you are using salsa in this crockpot chicken tacos recipe it is still very kid friendly. Our kids devoured it and said it was the best tacos they have had.

You can freeze this recipe!

This is a very easy freezer friendly recipe. Just toss the chicken breasts (uncooked) into a freezer bag. Then add the salsa and taco seaoning. Freeze completely. When you are ready to use, just place the entire ingredients from the bag into the crockpot. Add 1/4 cup of water, and cook about the same amount of time for an even easier dinner idea.

Now you can also cook this like normal and then freeze it. I like to freeze them in cupcake pans and once frozen pop them out and place in the freezer bag. Then you have an easy lunch idea and the chicken is frozen in individual servings.

chicken tacos - 5 dollar dinner idea

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I thought I would share how we fed our family of 6 for just around $5.

Grand total was just $5 for the entire meal.

There really is no reason to run through the drive thru on a busy night now. Try this crockpot chicken tacos recipe on your next busy night.


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This homemade taco seasoning recipe is so easy to make. You can make it in minutes for half the cost than the store packets


  1. thelady8home says:

    That’s super quick to make. And looks yummy too. Have to give it a try.

  2. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much! It is so delicious!

  3. Swathi says:

    That is delicious chicken tacos, homemade is best. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop and Pinning it.

  4. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much!

  5. Samantha says:

    Hi, I love this recipe! So simple and delicious! The girls I nanny for love it. I had one question though can this be made with chicken breast that isn’t frozen? If so, what changes in cooking time would I need to make?

    Thanks in advance for your help :)

  6. Carrie says:

    Yes, it can Samantha – I would just reduce the time in the crockpot by about an hour.

  7. BK says:

    Do you need to add water to the crockpot so the chicken doesn’t stick?

  8. Carrie says:

    You don’t have to, but you can if you want. Since my chicken breasts are frozen, the provide a lot of water and moisture as they cook.

  9. Siri says:

    What kind of salsa did you use?

  10. Carrie says:

    I have used any store bought Salsa, but often I use Picante sauce.

  11. Fay S. says:


    I am sorry if I missed it, but how many does this recipe serve? Sounds delish! Thanks!

  12. Carrie says:

    It serves about 6. thanks!


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