Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos is a flavorful taco recipe and made with easy ingredients. Change up Taco Tuesday with this easy taco slow cooker recipe.

Queso chicken mixture in the slow cooker with a wooden spoon

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos Recipe:

Chicken Queso Tacos combines chicken, taco seasoning, queso and diced tomatoes to make an amazing cheesy taco recipe. This queso chicken mixture is great wrapped in a tortilla, served over rice or on nachos.

Everything cooks in the slow cooker for an easy and delicious weeknight meal. We love recipes that we can use in many different ways. This Queso Shredded Chicken is great leftover for lunch the next day and easy to freeze.

Make an easy crowd pleasing chicken taco recipe. This recipe is perfect as a weeknight meal or for a game day gathering. Let the slow cooker do all the work and make this easy Queso Chicken Recipe.

Queso chicken mixture in the slow cooker with a wooden spoon

Can I use Homemade Taco Seasoning?

Yes, you can use Homemade Taco Seasoning. We prefer to use homemade taco seasoning instead of the packet as our homemade seasoning taste so much better.

There are no ingredients that we can’t pronounce and we adjust the seasoning to what we like. Making homemade taco seasoning saves me time and money.

Ingredients needed - chicken breast, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes with green chiles, green chiles, salsa con queso, flour tortillas, taco toppings

Ingredients: 

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 
  • Taco Seasoning (or 2 Tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning) 
  • Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies (10 oz can) 
  • Diced Green Chiles (4 oz can) 
  • Salsa Con Queso (15 oz) 
  • Small Flour Tortillas 
  • Taco Toppings.

How to Make Queso Chicken Tacos in the Crock Pot: 

  • Step 1 – Place the chicken, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and diced green chiles in a crock pot. 
  • Step 2 – Cover and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours or cook on high for 3-4 hours.  Cooking time may vary.
  • Step 3 – Shred the chicken and stir in the Salsa con Queso.  Cover and cook on low for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is heated through. 
The process of making queso chicken tacos
  • Step 4 – Serve on the tortillas with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy! 
Queso chicken mixture in a bowl with a spoon

Can I use Chicken Thighs instead of Chicken Breast?

Yes, you can use chicken thighs in this recipe. We usually use what we have on hand. You can even place the chicken in the slow cooker frozen, if you prefer.

Queso chicken mixture in a bowl with a spoon

Can I use Corn Tortillas?

Yes, this recipe works great with any type of tortillas. We used flour tortillas, but you can get mini corn tortillas or crunchy taco shells. Use what your family prefers.

Close up Queso Chicken Taco

Tips for Crockpot Queso Chicken Taco:

  • Queso – We use a whole jar of queso in this recipe, but if you prefer to not have is much liquid, you can easily half what you add to the chicken mixture.
  • Chicken – You can add frozen or thawed chicken to the crock pot. You can easily check the temperature of the chicken to make sure it is done with a meat thermometer.
  • Shredding Chicken – To easily shred the chicken, use a hand mixer or a stand mixer. This tip saves time and it gets the chicken evenly shredded. You can also use forks to shred the chicken.

Additions and Substitutions:

  • Diced Tomatoes – We used diced tomatoes and green chiles in them, but you can use a can of Rotel. There are different levels of spiciness for Rotel. Mix a can of hot and mild to balance out the spice.
  • Green Chilies – You can also add in a can of green chiles for added flavor.
  • Queso – Feel Free to substitute a can of the nacho cheese sauce for the salsa con queso. Use what you like the taste of.
  • Topping – Don’t forget to add your favorite to these Queso Tacos. We always have lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and black olives.
  • Chicken Broth – If you would like to make a soup or have a thinner broth, add in some chicken broth to the mixture.
Queso Chicken Tacos lined up on a platter

How to Serve:

There are many ways to serve these queso chicken tacos. This is the perfect recipe for taco Tuesday or a taco bar night.

  • Serve with White Rice
  • Serve over Bake Potatoes
  • Perfect over a Green Salad
  • Add them to a baking sheet of tortilla chips and top with cheese for amazing nachos.
  • Make Burrito Bowls

What to Serve with Queso Tacos:

  • Easy Spanish Rice – The perfect spanish rice recipe and it is easy to make.
  • Cilantro Rice – This rice recipe is my sons favorite and it perfect served with these queso chicken tacos.
  • Homemade SalsaYou can’t forget chips and salsa when you are serving this chicken tacos.
Queso Chicken Tacos lined up on a platter

How to Store:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  This queso chicken would be perfect to meal prep with. Make the queso chicken and a batch of white rice for a quick and easy lunch.

We like to place in individual containers for an super easy lunch or dinner idea.

How to Freeze:

We love freezing this meal for another dinner idea during the month. Place the queso chicken in a freezer safe container and it will stay fresh for about 3 months.

When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat on the stove or in the slow cooker.

Easy Queso Chicken Tacos Recipe:

We love this super easy queso chicken recipe. It is easy to start in the morning as I am heading out the door. Once we get home, I can assemble tacos or serve over rice.

We love making Mexican food and this is one of our favorites. It is a budget friendly meal that is easy to make. My family loves when I serve it and they will even eat it leftover.

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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos is made with easy ingredients. Change up Taco Tuesday with this easy and flavorful taco slow cooker recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 25 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 531
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning or 2 Tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies 10 oz can
  • 1 can Diced Green Chiles 4 oz can
  • 1 jar Salsa Con Queso 15 oz
  • 12-18 Small Flour Tortillas
  • Taco Toppings!

Instructions

  • Place the chicken, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and diced green chiles in a crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken and stir in the Salsa con Queso. Cover and cook on low for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is heated through.
  • Serve on the tortillas with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 531kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 38g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 125mg, Sodium 2284mg, Potassium 773mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 1120IU, Vitamin C 15mg, Calcium 369mg, Iron 4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was fantastic! I doubled everything but the queso and my family absolutely loved it. We will definitely be making this one again! This goes on the DO AGAIN list!!