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You are going to love this quick and easy taco recipe.  I love making Crock Pot Ground Chicken Tacos as it’s an healthier option over a traditional taco.  Everything is made in the slow cooker making this a simple recipe to prepare in no time at all.

Ground Chicken Tacos in a taco stand with bowls of tomatoes jalapenos and chips on the side
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Crock Pot Ground Chicken Taco Recipe:

Cooking ground chicken in crock pot for tacos gives my family a healthier option on Taco Tuesday.  Because of the flavors in the sauce in this recipe, you can’t even tell this this is made with ground chicken instead of ground beef.

Therefore, Mom feels better for providing a healthier dinner option for her family but no one has the sacrifice the taste!  I hope you try this variation on a traditional taco recipe.

Check out also our Skillet Ground Beef Tacos or any of our favorite 35 Easy Summer Crockpot Recipes.

Ground Chicken Tacos in a taco stand topped with jalapenos sour cream and tomatoes

How to Season Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos:

I love making my own homemade taco seasoning.  This might be one of my favorite recipes. It only takes about 5 minutes to make and tastes way better than the packets. 

Making my own taco seasoning ensures that I know exactly what is in my food.  I usually make this in bulk and store it in a mason jar so I always have some on hand.

Ingredients needed - ground chicken, salsa, taco seasoning, tortilla

Ingredients for Crockpot Ground Chicken Tacos

My absolute favorite thing about this recipe is that is only requires 5 ingredients and you probably already have them in your pantry!

I know that it looks simple, but the combination of these ingredients brings a ton of flavor to this crock pot ground chicken tacos recipe.

How do you make Slow Cooker Ground Chicken Tacos?

  • Gather Ingredients and add everything to the crock pot.
  • Place ground chicken in crock pot –No need to brown the ground chicken.
  • Slow Cooked on low for 3-4 hours. Cook on high for 1-2 hours.
  • Break apart and stir 30 minutes before serving. I like to season with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon onto tortillas. Top with your favorite taco toppings.

Substitution Ideas:

  • Change the Meat – You can make this with traditional ground beef or with shredded chicken breasts as well. Ground turkey is also a great option for this slow cooker taco recipe.
  • Use Different Seasoning – Add some Chipotle Pepper in Adobe Sauce to add a little spice to the meat.
  • Add in Beans – You can stir in black beans or pinto beans and they make a great addition to this recipe.
  • Tomato Sauce – To give the ground chicken a tomato base, add in a can of tomato sauce.
Ground Chicken Tacos topped with jalapenos sour cream and tomatoes

How much Chicken do I need for Ground Chicken Tacos?

The recipe serves 6.  For ground chicken, turkey or meat, I usually do 1 pound for every 3 people that I plan on feeding.  However, we do like to top these with our favorite toppings so the meat goes a little further for each person.

If you like more meat in your tacos, you may want to up this amount to a half of a pound per person.

A bowl of ground chicken taco meat with a side bowl of lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream with chips and jalapenos

Can you put raw Ground Chicken in Slow Cooker?

This is my absolute favorite way to prepare this meal.  You no longer have to pre-brown ground chicken or ground beef to make this delicious chicken tacos recipe in the slow cooker.

Throw the raw meat (it can even be frozen) directly in the slow cooker with the other ingredients.  Cover and cook on low for only 3-4 hours.  Finally, when it’s done cooking, break up the meat with a spoon or meat tenderizer and then it’s ready to serve.

A serving of ground chicken meat over the crock pot on a spoon

How to serve Ground Chicken Tacos

There are tons of options on how to serve these delicious ground chicken tacos.  My family loves it on flour or corn tortillas with some of our favorite toppings. This is a great to make a taco bar with.

  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Pico De Gallo 
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Lime Juice
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Nacho Cheese Sauce
A bowl of ground chicken with a side of tortillas and bowls of cheese sour cream guacamole and letter

Ways to Use Leftover Ground Chicken Tacos:

  • Taco Salad
  • Burritos
  • Add to your favorite Soup recipe
  • Serve on Nachos

Can you keep Taco Meat warm in a Crockpot?

This crock pot ground chicken tacos recipe is perfect for parties because you can make it ahead of time and keep it warm in the slow cooker during the party.

If you are going to keep it in the crock pot for a long period of time, I would recommend adding chicken broth to the slow cooker to prevent the meat for drying out.

Ground Chicken Tacos in a taco stand topped with jalapenos sour cream and tomatoes

Can you Freeze Ground Chicken Tacos Crockpot Recipe:

Yes, this is a great recipe to freeze your leftovers. I usually double to batch so I can freeze it for another meal. Simply place the taco meat in a freezer safe container and place in the freezer. It will stay fresh for about 3 to 4 months.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store you leftovers in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. We think the ground chicken taco meat taste better the next day as the ingredients really marinate together.

If store properly, the ground chicken will last about 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

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Crock Pot Ground Chicken Tacos

4.98 from 34 votes
You will love this quick ground chicken tacos in the slow cooker. This recipe is simple and easy. All you need is the crock pot for these amazing tacos.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 410


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  • Add everything to the crock pot.
  • No need to brown the ground chicken.
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  • Break apart and stir 30 minutes before serving.
  • Spoon onto tortillas. Top with your favorite taco toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 410kcal, Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 31g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 130mg, Sodium 841mg, Potassium 1004mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 245IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 86mg, Iron 3.4mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad you loved it! Thank you for commenting.

  2. Julie Smith says:

    5 stars
    I accidentally poured whole jar of salsa cause I got excited and didn’t read recipe first. I have so many food allergies, this will be a keep for me! Yummy and simple..thank you

  3. Alicia says:

    5 stars
    I was not sure about this recipe at first. I did it with frozen ground chicken and your homemade taco seasoning with some salsa from costco. It turn out AMAZING! My picky eater kids LOVE it! Even my Hubby who is so special about his food tasted it and wanted me to serve him abd even took some for lunch! It was really good! I will definitely make it again and it was so easy and fast to prepare!

  4. Pattie Neves says:

    5 stars

  5. Carrie says:

    You can if there is excess. Generally, I don’t have a lot of grease from ground chicken when I make this. Thanks!

  6. Lynn Clary says:

    Do you remove the chicken grease out of the Crock-Pot before you break it up?

  7. Rose says:

    5 stars
    Omg amazing. I am a Mom of picky eaters, always looking for something everyone will be happy with. They were a huge hit. Fast and easy! I will definitely will be making these again and again!!