If you're a busy parent, home cook, or taco enthusiast, you'll love this easy and delicious crockpot chicken taco recipe. Perfect for busy days, this meal requires minimal prep and delivers maximum flavor. Let's get started!

crockpot chicken tacos

Ingredients List

Here's what you'll need to make these mouth-watering chicken tacos:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortillas
  • Optional toppings (shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, avocado, etc.)

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Preparing the Chicken and Vegetables

  • Chicken: Rinse and pat dry the chicken breasts. If they are exceptionally thick, you might want to pound them to even thickness for more consistent cooking.
  • Vegetables: Chop the onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper into small pieces. This will help them cook evenly and blend well with the chicken.

2. Seasoning the Ingredients

  • Seasoning: In a small bowl, mix the taco seasoning with salt and pepper. Rub this mixture all over the chicken breasts to ensure they're well-coated.

3. Placing Everything in the Crockpot

  • Layering:
  1. Start by placing the chopped onion at the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Add the red and green bell peppers.
  3. Spread the frozen corn and black beans over the vegetables.
  4. Lay the seasoned chicken breasts on top of the vegetable mixture.
  5. Pour the can of diced tomatoes over the chicken.
  6. Add the chicken broth and lime juice, making sure everything is evenly distributed.

4. Setting the Cooking Time and Temperature

  • Cooking:
  • Low and Slow: Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Quicker Option: If you're short on time, you can cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Finishing Touches:
  • Shredding the Chicken: Once cooked, use two forks to shred the chicken directly in the crockpot.
  • Mix Well: Stir the shredded chicken with the vegetables and juices to ensure everything is well combined.

Tips for Best Results

  • Ingredient Variations:
  • Swap out the black beans for pinto beans or add some diced zucchini for extra veggies.
  • Use homemade taco seasoning for a personalized touch.
  • Serving Ideas:
  • Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and avocado.
  • For a low-carb option, serve the chicken mixture over a bed of lettuce for a taco salad.
  • Storing Leftovers:
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • For longer storage, freeze the chicken mixture in freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months. Simply thaw and reheat when ready to use.


There you have it—a simple, family-friendly crockpot chicken taco recipe that's perfect for busy days. We hope you enjoy making and eating these delicious tacos as much as we do! Ready to get started? Gather your ingredients and give this recipe a try. Happy cooking!

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