Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

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Take your Taco Tuesday feast to the next level with these Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos! Tender shredded chicken is mixed with salsa con queso, diced tomatoes and green chiles, then loaded into your favorite tortillas.

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.

Three slow cooker chicken queso tacos on a plate beside four ripe tomatoes

Ingredients You’ll Need

See the full amounts in the recipe box below along with the recipe instructions.

  • Chicken breast
  • Taco seasoning – find the best homemade taco seasoning here.
  • 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

Raw chicken breasts, salsa con queso, green chiles and the rest of the ingredients on a marble countertop

How to Make Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tacos

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

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

Slow-cooked chicken being shredded up with two metal forks

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

Shredded chicken inside of a slow cooker with queso poured on top

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

A close-up shot of shredded chicken combined with queso, Rotel, diced chiles and taco seasoning

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

Three crock pot chicken tacos on a plate with fresh greens beside them

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.

A crock pot chicken taco with queso inside of a soft-shell, 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

More Easy Mexican Dinner Ideas

Three crock pot chicken tacos on a plate with fresh greens beside them

Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos

Take your Taco Tuesday feast to the next level with these Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos! Tender shredded chicken is mixed with salsa con queso, diced tomatoes and green chiles, then loaded into your favorite tortillas.
Servings: 6
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 15 mins

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.

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg

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A collage of two images with one showing the chicken taco filling and the other showing the assembled chicken queso tacos

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