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Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 6

This easy slow-cooker chicken is great served with rice or inside taco shells with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package (28 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
pouch (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
jar (24 oz) Old El Paso™ salsa

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, toss chicken with half of the taco seasoning mix to coat evenly.
  • 2
    Top chicken with salsa. Stir until well combined. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 3
    Remove chicken from slow cooker to bowl. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker along with remaining taco seasoning mix. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 30 minutes longer. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Store leftovers in refrigerator in covered storage container up to 3 days, or freeze leftovers and thaw before using.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
3g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • The only thing better than chicken tacos is crockpot chicken tacos. You only need three ingredients to make a big batch of chicken taco meat in this easy recipe, and your slow cooker does practically all of the work for you. Don’t have chicken thighs on hand? You can substitute for chicken breasts instead, though they may cook quicker depending on their size, so make sure you check the meat for doneness at the minimum cooking time. Wish every night was Mexican night? Us too, which is why we have a bunch more Mexican-inspired recipes for you to make next. Learn how to make enchiladas, how to make a taco casserole and more by browsing all of our delicious recipes.

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