Crockpot Cilantro Chicken Tacos

Latin American food is definitely one of my guilty pleasures! Anyone who knows me knows that queso is one of my favorite foods (especially after I have a drink or two in me…!), and I love a good taco. The problem with going out to a restaurant for Latin American food is that I typically gorge myself with queso, chips, margs and more and then I’m left feeling quite unhealthy. So that’s where this dish comes in!

Here is my recipe for probably-not-super-authentic-but-at-least-they’re-tasty-and-healthy Crockpot Cilantro Chicken Tacos!

Crockpot Cilantro Chicken Tacos

Yield: about 6 tacos

What You’ll Need:

  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 2 lbs. of chicken breast
  • 16 oz. jar of salsa of choice
  • 10 oz. can of diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 of an onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Optional toppings: avocado, shredded cheese, plain Greek yogurt, etc!

What You’ll Do:

  1. Place chicken, salsa, diced tomatoes & chilies, taco seasoning, cilantro, onion, garlic and lime juice in a crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Use two forks to pull apart the chicken. Using a slotted spoon (the mixture will be a little soupy), place the mixture inside your tortillas and top them as you please!

*Note: you can discard the remaining tomato/onion mixture, or you could freeze it to use as the base for my Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup!!

It does not get any easier than a crockpot meal! This dish is bursting with flavor, and it will leave you feeling healthy and with your cravings satisfied. Give it a try tonight and let’s taco ’bout it later (;


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