These Green Chile Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are crazy delicious and couldn’t be easier to make! They only have a few simple ingredients and cook in the crock pot so that you are free to do all the other things that need doing! These green chile chicken tacos are absolutely a crowd pleaser with the flavorful but mild green chiles and mexican spices, but what I might love about these most though is that instead of just regular shredded chicken they are made creamy with the addition of just the perfect amount of cream cheese to give it a richness and something really special that will have people asking for the recipe!
Green Chile Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Recipe
I sure do love to use my crock pot. It is a staple in my kitchen and one of the reasons I love it so much is that when you have kids running everywhere for activities and about 3 places you are supposed to be at any given time, the slow cooker makes it possible to still get dinner on the table. Busy weeknights become a little bit more managable when I can throw dinner in the slow cooker.
The other, maybe less obvious, reason I love crockpot cooking is that you can make a big batch of meat in it and once it is done you can serve it as is the first night, then use it to make other meals throughout the week or month if you freeze it. Then dinner becomes waaaaaaaay easier when you already have the meat for the next meal prepped, cooked, and ready to go. Since the following meals are dressed up as different dishes the family doesn’t feel like they are just eating leftovers.
These Green Chile Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos came from my Crock Pot Green Chile Chicken recipe here. I have several more easy dinners I will be sharing with this chicken as we go on, so make sure and sign up for my e-mails so you can collect all of the ways to use it as I post them!
How to serve Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos
We love to do tacos on Tuesday, or any day of the week! It is fun for the kids to pick out their own toppings and this creamy green chile meat is mild enough for the kids, but extra flavorful so adults will really enjoy it. To serve these I like to set everything out on the table and let everyone make their own so they get exactly what they want. As a bonus, my kids eat better when they have a hand in making their meal.
Start with the shell options. You can have any, or all of these:You can use
- Traditional crunchy taco shells
- Flour tortillas
- Corn tortillas
- Lettuce wraps (low carb option)
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Toppings
Next add a variety of toppings. I will list quite a few here just to give you ideas, but keep it simple with your favorite 3-5 toppings so week night dinner stays easy, and if you are entertaining or have a little extra time then you can pull out all the stops with as many toppings as you want!
- Pico de Gallo
- Shredded lettuce
- Sour cream
- Cheddar cheese
- Chopped cilantro
- black beans
- chopped green onions
- extra green chiles
What Goes Well with Green Chile Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
When we have tacos, we like to serve them with some of these side ideas:
Low Carb Side Ideas
- Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- Side salad
- Guacamole and salsa with pepper strips, or carrot chips
Hopefully this gets you all set up to make a wholesome meal. You can pick a couple of options from the list, or add something else that your family loves. If I missed a favorite side, let me know in the comments so I can try it out!
How to Make Chicken Tacos
These shredded chicken tacos are super simple to make, thanks to the slow cooker! I am going to share a few of my notes here to hopefully answer any questions you might have on making this recipe. You can hop down to the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card with full instructions. If you still have questions after reading through this section, feel free to leave me a note in the comments below and I will try to get back to you soon!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Ingredients
- Green Chile Chicken– This recipe is made with my Crock Pot Green Chile Chicken. Hop over there to learn how to prepare the chicken!
- Taco shells- You can use hard, soft flour or corn, or lettuce wraps for a low carb option.
- Toppings- Grab some of the toppings you like from the list above!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos FAQ’s
Can I keep the leftovers?
A: Yes you can keep the leftovers! I recommend storing the meat, shells, and each topping separately. Assembled tacos will not store well. You can keep the meat in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
Are the tacos gluten free?
A: The meat itself is naturally gluten free. The taco shells may contain gluten depending on the brand you buy. A good option is finding a gluten free corn shell, or using butter lettuce for a lettuce wrap. Top the tacos with gluten free options like salsa, guacamole. pico de gallo, cheese, etc.
Can I make these tacos dairy free?
A: You could make the shredded chicken without adding the cream cheese to make the meat dairy free and use a dairy free shell and toppings.
Can I freeze this meal?
A: Yes, you can freeze the meat before or after cooking and make the toppings fresh when you serve the tacos.
I really hope your family enjoys these Green Chile Slow Cooker Tacos as much as we do!
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- Green Chile Chicken
- 12 taco shells, an entire recipe of the chicken should make about 12-15 tacos
- Prepare the green chile chicken per recipe.
- Place the taco shells and topping options out on the table and let everyone add toppings as desired.
- To store any leftovers of the Green Chile Chicken, place in an airtight container and store in:
- the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- the freezer for up to a month.
- See more serving ideas for Crock Pot Green Chile Chicken here!