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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos are a super delicious meal to bring everyone to the table! Perfectly seasoned shredded chicken, mixed with salsa con queso then piled into your favorite tortillas. The whole family will be looking forward to this easy to make dinner!

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tacos with lettuce and cilantro on a white plate

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

A slow cooker is still one of the best kitchen appliances for whipping up a delicious dinner fast! I love to add ingredients to the slow cooker in the morning and then be able to enjoy dinner that evening with very little prep time needed. Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos are one of the best things to come out of my kitchen recently!

We loved the tender shredded chicken in a cheesy sauce for making tacos. Really a a great dinner for the family!

Serve the tacos with this easy Strawberry Lemon Icebox Dessert.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tacos

Ingredients You Will Need

(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • Chicken breast
  • Taco seasoning
  • Rotel – you can use Original or the Rotel with cilantro and lime juice
  • Chopped green chiles (canned)
  • Chicken broth
  • Salsa con Queso
  • Crisp taco shells or soft flour tortillas
  • Taco toppings of your choice

The full list of ingredients and recipe instructions are below in the recipe card.

ingredients to make Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tacos on a white marble counter

Making Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tacos

Place the chicken breast into your slow cooker and sprinkle with a packet of taco seasoning.

topping chicken with taco seasoning in a white slow cooker

In a small bowl, mix together the Rotel, canned green chiles, and chicken broth. Pour this mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker.

slow cooking chicken with Rotel, green chiles, and chicken broth in a white slow cooker

Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours until the chicken is cooked through and very tender. The chicken should shred easily with a fork when it is finished cooking.

Use a soup ladle to scoop the cooking liquid out of the slow cooker and into a bowl. Set this aside; you will use some of this after shredding the chicken.

Use two forks to shred the chicken in the slow cooker.

shredding salsa chicken in a white slow cooker

Add the salsa con queso and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid to the shredded chicken.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tacos

Mix well, then cover the slow cooker with the lid and set to high. Cook for 20 minutes until hot.

shredded chicken with cheese and salsa in a slow cooker

Serve the chicken hot in taco shells with your favorite toppings.

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

Should I use Soft Tortillas or Crispy Taco Shells?

The choice is up to you! We really loved the crunch of the crisp taco shells. We just baked the shells in the oven according to the package directions, then filled them up. Delicious!

But we also enjoyed the chicken filling in soft flour tortillas. You could serve your cheesy chicken filling with both kinds of taco shell and let everyone decide which they like best.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tacos in a soft flour tortilla

What Toppings Are Best for These Tacos?

There are so many options, but here are some of our favorite taco toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped tomato
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Chopped avocado
  • Corn salsa
  • Chopped onion

Other Easy Mexican Dinners You Will Love

Dorito Taco Salad

Air Fryer Chimichangas 

Easy Taco Ring

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Carne Asada 

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

Published By Jill
Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos are a super delicious meal to bring everyone to the table! Perfectly seasoned shredded chicken, mixed with salsa con queso then piled into your favorite tortillas. The whole family will be looking forward to this easy to make dinner!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can Rotel Original flavor or Rotel with lime juice and cilantro
  • 1 4 ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 3/4 cup salsa con queso
  • Crispy taco shells or flour tortillas heated according to package directions
  • Toppings of choice: sour cream, chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken breast into a large slow cooker. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chicken broth, Rotel, and green chiles; pour over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Slow cook the chicken on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours until completely cooked through and fork tender.
  • Use a ladle to scoop all of the liquid out of the slow cooker into a bowl; set aside. Use two forks to shred the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Add the salsa con queso and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid to the shredded chicken. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 20 minutes until hot.
  • Serve the cheesy chicken hot in taco shells with the toppings of your choice.
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tacos

 

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