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4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos

These 4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos are incredibly tasty. We like to top our soft flour tortillas, or corn tortillas, with this Mexican shredded chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, and diced fresh tomato or homemade salsa. This recipe has just a few simple ingredients and 8 easy steps.

Why I love this recipe

The chicken taco meat cooks slowly in your Crockpot slow cooker and comes out moist, juicy, and tender for an easy dinner the entire family will love. The chicken mixture can also be served over cilantro lime rice, on tortilla chips, in a taco salad, or as burrito bowls.

4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos on a plate.
4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

boneless skinless chicken

chicken broth

taco seasoning

taco tortillas or shells

Substitutions and Additions

To spice it up try adding some chili powder, green chiles, cayenne pepper, chipotle peppers, or hot sauce.

You can also use homemade chicken taco seasoning instead of using a seasoning packet.

Try adding some black beans and topping them with your favorite taco toppings.

You can use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make 4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos

Step 1 – Add the chicken broth to a 4-quart slow cooker crock pot.

Step 2 – Sprinkle half the seasoning over the broth.

chicken broth and taco seasoning in a crock pot.

Step 3 – Place chicken breasts into the slow cooker.

boneless chicken and taco seasoned broth in a slow cooker.

Step 4 – Then sprinkle the rest of the seasoning on top of the chicken.

more taco seasoning sprinkled over chicken in a crockpot.

Step 5 – Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

Step 6 – Once it’s ready, take two forks and shred chicken inside the slow cooker. Be careful because the pot is hot.

shredded chicken taco filling in a slow cooker.

Step 7 – Stir to combine with the juices.

Step 8 – Serve the cooked chicken in a soft tortilla with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheddar, shredded lettuce, and diced tomato.

4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos on a plate.
4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos

Pro Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Recipe FAQs

What goes with chicken tacos?

Chicken tacos are great served with guacamole, refried beans, Spanish rice, Pico de Gallo, chips and salsa, and Mexican street corn.

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4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos on a plate.

4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos

4 Ingredient Chicken Tacos are incredibly tasty. They are super easy and cook low and slow in your Crockpot slow cooker. Soft flour tortillas are filled with flavorful pulled chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, and diced fresh tomato. This lazy chicken recipe has just a few ingredients and only 8 steps.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Course Chicken and Turkey
Cuisine American Mexican
Servings 8 Tacos
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 8 soft taco tortillas (or hard taco shells)
  • Optional toppings – shredded cheddar, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sour cream, salsa, taco sauce, hot sauce, Pico de Gallo, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Add the chicken broth to a 4-quart slow cooker crock pot.
  • Sprinkle half the seasoning over the broth.
  • Place the boneless chicken breast into the slow cooker.
  • Then sprinkle the rest of the seasoning on top of the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • Once it’s ready, take two forks and shred the chicken inside the slow cooker. Be careful because the pot is hot.
  • Stir to combine with the juices.
  • Serve the chicken in the taco shells with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheddar, shredded lettuce, and diced tomato.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 15gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 299mgPotassium: 254mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 29IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
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