Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

These slow cooker chicken tacos are quick & easy. Throw everything in the crockpot & by dinner you’ll have a healthy taco meal that will get rave reviews!

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It’s that time of year again! The school year is almost upon us and here we are again, scurrying around trying to get everything the kids need for school, clothes that they like, special book bags, fancy notebooks, maybe dorm supplies, that fixing dinner gets pushed to the back of our minds until 5 o’clock rolls around. Then panic sets in with nothing on hand and nothing planned. So why not be prepared and throw everything in the crockpot early in the morning before your day gets into full swing.

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This is such a simple recipe but it’s delicious and healthy. The chicken is low in fat and provides the meal with protein as do the black beans. However, the black beans win out in this nutrition race as 1 cup contains 15 grams of protein and 15 grams of fiber, the highest ratio of any food group. The beans high protein-fiber content benefits the digestive tract, the cardiovascular system and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Add in tomatoes for their antioxidant content and the healthy fat of an avocado and you have a meal that is not only good for you but quick to get on the table.

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This meal can be made gluten-free by purchasing gluten-free tortillas such as Udi’s Plain Tortillas made with rice flour & tapioca. If you are also cow-dairy free, stick to Manchego cheese and choose a sour cream such as Follow Your Heart Sour Cream. You can also make your own dairy-free sour cream by mixing 1 6-oz. So Delicious Plain Yogurt with 3/4 teaspoon of lemon juice then refrigerating for at least 1 hour.

Enjoy! And while you’re at it, check out these other great crockpot meals for the school year ahead.

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5 from 2 votes
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
 
These slow cooker chicken tacos are quick & easy. Throw everything in the crockpot & by dinner you'll have a healthy taco meal that will get rave reviews!
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 298 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 small cans chopped green chiles
  • 15.5 oz black beans drained
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 4-6 cups Chicken broth or enough to cover
  • 12 Soft tortillas
  • Garnish: chopped lettuce & tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese, sliced avocado and sour cream
Directions
  1. Season chicken breasts with taco seasoning. Place in bottom of slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and enough chicken broth to barely cover chicken.
  2. Cover and cook 4-6 hours on low.
  3. When done, remove chicken and shred with fork. Place back in slow cooker so that it can absorb some of the broth. When ready to serve, remove some of the liquid and place in serving bowl.
  4. Serve with soft tortillas (I like to brown mine slightly in hot dry pan), chopped lettuce & tomato, grated cheddar cheese, avocado & sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TACOS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1057mg44%
Potassium 525mg15%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Beth Lee
    10/05/2018 at 1:37 pm

    5 stars
    OMG! How smart to put the beans in there too! I have never tried that. Great idea.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:14 pm

      I love beans with my tacos so it seemed like the right thing to do. 🙂

  • Reply
    Britni
    10/05/2018 at 1:26 pm

    5 stars
    These look yummy! And who doesn’t love tacos. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:15 pm

      Amen to that! Tacos are one of my all time faves for sure.

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