The delicious and fragrant Fiesta Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos combine soft, succulent shredded chicken with vivacious Mexican-inspired spices and seasonings. This quick dish is ideal for hectic days when you want a hearty lunch ready for you when you get home. Leave the work to your slow cooker as it turns plain chicken into a fiesta of flavors that will wow your palate.
For the Shredded Chicken:
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Soft taco shells
Shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Mexican blend)
Chopped fresh cilantro
In the bottom of the slow cooker, put the chicken thighs or breasts.
Diced tomatoes, diced green chilies, chopped onions, minced garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and black pepper should all be combined in a bowl. The seasoning combination should be well mixed.
Make careful to properly distribute the spice mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker.
Cook the food in the slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours on low heat or for 3 to 4 hours on high heat with the lid on. With a fork, the chicken ought to become soft and effortless to shred.
Use two forks to shred the chicken in the slow cooker after the cooking period is through. On the “warm” setting, let the shredded chicken soak up the tasty juices for around 15-20 minutes.
Place a liberal portion of the chicken on a soft taco shell to start assembling the tacos.
Depending on your taste, you may add chopped cilantro, sliced jalapenos, sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and shredded cheese to the top of the chicken.
Add a zesty kick by squeezing fresh lime juice over the prepared tacos.
Enjoy this burst of flavors by serving the Fiesta Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos with additional lime wedges on the side.
Fiesta Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos are an excellent way to have a filling and delectable supper with little work. Everyone will enjoy the flavorful experience created by the soft shredded chicken, the variety of colorful toppings, and the combination of spices. These tacos are guaranteed to be a favorite at any fiesta, whether it’s a weekday supper or a get-together with friends!