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.
My family loves ground chicken tacos!
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.
Make sure you have a good slow cooker for these Crockpot Chicken Tacos.
If you have been following me for awhile, you already know how much I love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that call for that.
It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean and the removable insert is non-stick so it’s so easy to clean up after you enjoy your meal. It has become, hands down, my favorite kitchen appliance.
I use the 8 quart one since I have a larger family. My sister has a family of 4 and the 6 quart one works perfectly for her.
I own one of these crockpot as well. You won’t believe it but I currently have 3 crock pots that I love to use. When you have a large family, you need lots of slow cookers too.
My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down on this crock pot. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere. For instance, a pot luck or a summer barbecue. There are several others on sale here.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. There is nothing like coming home to a beautifully cooked meal after being gone all day.
This slow cooker ensures that my food does not get over cooked while I’m gone.
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These plastic bags are worth the cost of them. Trust me, you won’t want to cook without these.
What ingredients are in Crockpot Ground Chicken Tacos?
- 2 Pounds Ground Chicken (no need to brown)
- 1 Cup Salsa
- 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning ( I use a homemade Taco Seasoning)
- 12 Tortillas
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 to season ground chicken for 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. Don’t waste your money on the packets any more.
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.
What substitutions can be used to make ground chicken tacos?
Ground turkey is also a great option for this slow cooker taco recipe. If I’m in a hurry, I usually use whatever I have in my refrigerator or what is on sale at my local grocery store.
In addition, using different types of salsa can change this recipe quite a bit. For instance, since I’m usually serving kids, I choose a mild salsa that is on sale. However, if you love spicy food, you can substitute this for a spicier salsa.
Also, this recipe would work great with a delicious verde salsa as well. I love cooking with this homemade quick salsa verde de tomatillo recipe.
How do you make ground chicken tacos?
You are not going to believe how easy this recipe is. If you can throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker than you can easily prepare this recipe. I don’t even brown the ground chicken before putting it in the slow cooker.
Also, you can make ground chicken tacos instant pot if you prefer using a pressure cooker over a slow cooker. Put all the ingredients in your favorite pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes and your ground chicken tacos will be ready to serve!
Keep reading for the complete instruction for this great crock pot recipe!
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.
Can you put raw ground chicken in slow cooker?
Yes, yes, yes! 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.
The ground chicken will taste amazing as it was marinading in the seasonings while it was being slow cooked.
I know that this a new process for most people but I hope that you give it a try. Once you prepare taco meat this way, you’ll never make it on the stovetop again!
How do you serve chicken taco filling slow cooker?
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.
- Pico De Gallo
- Lime Juice
This easy Spanish rice recipe is a great side dish for these ground chicken tacos.
In addition, I like to make a double bath of this taco meat. Then I enjoy making a taco salad with the leftovers. This is a great lunch idea or a second meal for later in the week for the entire family. We love making these homemade taco shells for our taco salads.
Also, you can use the leftovers to make a delicious Mexican slow cooker ground chicken chili. Mix the leftover meat, with tomato sauce, chili seasonings and your favorite type of bean and you’ll have a great second meal for your family!
I love cooking once so my family can eat twice in a week.
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.
I love making this for my kids’ birthday parties and I just serve it out of the crock pot. This ground chicken recipe is also perfect to use for the taco filling to making walking tacos for a party.
If you like ground chicken recipes, I hope you also, try these Easy Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes. It’s just as easy but tastes great too!
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.
- 2 pounds ground chicken no need to brown
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 12 tortillas
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.
Everyone in my family loves it when I make this Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe that is better than take out!
Also, if you love slow cooking as much as I do, try these other great slow cooker recipes.
- Crock Pot Pesto Chicken Recipe
- Crock Pot Chicken Florentine Recipe
- Easy Crock Pot Chicken Scampi Recipe
- Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe
- Crock Pot Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
- Easy Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli Recipe
- Slow Cooker Chili Lime Chicken Thighs Recipe
- Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe
- Crock Pot Crack Chicken Casserole Recipe
- Easy Crock Pot Pepper Steak Recipe
- Crock Pot Baked Pasta with Meatballs Recipe