Chipotle Chicken Tacos are simple to make and taste delicious!
You’ll love serving this recipe on Taco Tuesday instead of your usual options. The taste combination is unique but tastes absolutely delicious once it’s all combined together.
Also, you can control the spiciness level by how many chipotle peppers are added to this recipe. Therefore, this recipe can easily be modified to suit anyone’s taste preference.
You’ll need a great crock pot for this chipotle chicken soft tacos recipe.
I currently have 3 crock pots. I know that this might sound like too many but I have 8 kids so I need a lot of crock pots as I make large dinners.
However, out of all of these, the Ninja crock pot is my current favorite. I cannot recommend it enough!
The stove top feature is the best quality of this slow cooker. This option allows you to brown the meat in the same crock pot that you’ll slow cook the food in as well. It makes cooking my favorite crock pot meals even easier.
My sister has a different Ninja slow cooker than mine. It is slightly less expensive but doesn’t have all the same features that mine does. However, it does have the cooktop feature (which we both love). She recommends her as well.
You can’t go wrong with either of these crock pots. Also, the remove-able insert on both of these slow cookers makes clean-up a breeze! The insert is non-stick so it’s easier to clean than a traditional crock pot.
This is another crockpot that I currently own. Being able to lock the lid down is the best feature on this slow cooker. I use this slow cooker for when I have to bring food somewhere so I don’t have to worry about anything spilling in the car.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. The programmable feature allows me to come home to a nice meal ready for dinner after I have been gone all day.
Now that you’re prepared with the best slow cooker, let’s continue on how to make these amazing crockpot chicken tacos.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this adobo chicken tacos slow cooker recipe.
- White Onion
- Minced Garlic
- Adobe Sauce from a Small Can of Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
- Chipotle Peppers from a Small Can of Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
- Ancho Chili Powder
- Olive Oil
- Dried Oregano
- Fresh Lime
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Avocado (Optional)
- Corn Tortillas
What are Chipotle Peppers that are needed for these chipotle chicken tacos?
A chipotle pepper is a Chile pepper that has been smoked dried and is usually used in Mexican food. I think that their spice is similar to the spice from a jalapeño but it also adds a great smoky flavor to the recipe as well.
What is adobo?
Adobo means a few different things but for this recipe we are referring to the adobo sauce that the chipotle peppers are stored in when you buy them in a can. Some refer to this sauce as a marinade for the chipotle peppers.
The sauce is a darker red color and is generally made from a combination of chili powder, vinegar, sugar, garlic and herbs. Since the chipotle peppers are soaking in this sauce, this provides the sauce with a smoky flavor as well.
How do you make chipotle chicken slow cooker recipe?
Combine the adobe sauce, chipotle peppers, ancho chili powder, olive oil, cumin, dried oregano, fresh lime juice, onion and garlic in a food processor or blender of your choice. Then blend until these ingredients are smooth.
After that, put the chicken and the chipotle sauce you just created in the crock pot. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. However, you can also cook it for 4 hours on high if you need it to be ready quicker.
After it has slow cooked, remove the chicken and shred with 2 forks. Then return the shredded chicken to the crock pot and mix with the sauce and serve on the corn tortillas topped with the chopped cilantro and avocados.
What do you serve with this Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken Tacos Recipe?
When I make this rice, I usually make a double batch and freeze the leftovers. I love freezing rice so that I always can prepare a quick and easy side dish in no time at all.
These tacos will also taste good with any of the following toppings:
You can also use this recipe to make honey chipotle chicken tacos!
If you like the sweet and spicy combination, you can also use this same recipe to make honey chipotle chicken tacos instant pot.
I add 1/4 cup of honey to the blender or food processor when making the sauce and then cook the chicken with the sauce poured over it on high pressure for approximately 25 minutes with a quick release in my pressure cooker.
These honey chipotle chicken tacos are delish. The honey pairs greatly with the spicy chipotles. Once you master this recipe, I hope you give this easy variation a try!
Try these slow cooker chipotle chicken tacos today.
These chipotle chicken tacos are simple to make but taste unique and delicious. My family loves it when I make these tacos and I hope your family enjoys them as well.
Print this Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos Recipe below:
These crock pot chipotle chicken tacos are quick and easy to make but taste delicious. Everyone enjoys this great adobo sauce slow cooker mexican recipe.
- 1/2 white onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from small can of chipotle peppers
- 1 chipotle peppers from small can of chipotle peppers
- 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oile
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 fresh lime juiced
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 avocado optional
- 12-20 corn tortillas
Combine everything but the chicken, tortillas, cilantro, avocado in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
Place the chicken and the sauce in slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until chicken is tender.
Shred the chicken and stir in the crock pot.
Serve on warm corn tortillas.
Top with cilantro, chopped avocado and any favorite taco toppings.
You will also love Crock Pot Ground Chicken Tacos for a healthier option over a traditional taco.
If you like this chicken tacos with chipotle sauce recipe, check out these other great slow cooker chicken recipes.
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