Crockpot Easy Chicken Tacos

Slow cooking in the crockpot gives the flavors a chance to shine

Active time: 30 minutes • Total time: 8-20 hours

Posted on Nov 21, 2015 by Jack McCann
Tags: recipes chicken whole chicken thigh drumsticks


  • 1 whole chicken or 1 package of cut up chicken
  • Taco seasoning (we get the organic spice mix at the Co-op and add in some smoked paprika or chipotle)
  • White or brown rice
  • Taco fixings of your choice: tortillas, avocados, tomatoes, salsa, cheese, cilantro, etc.


  1. The night before you want to eat (or first thing in the morning) put the frozen chicken in your crockpot and pour in enough water to fill the crockpot to at least 1” deep. This water will later be used to cook your rice, so use more if you want lots of rice and less if you won’t be making much. Set the crockpot to low.
  2. In the morning, when everything is thawed and warming up, sprinkle in some taco seasoning. Keep in mind the seasoning will not only go on the meat but also into the water for the rice, so you can be liberal.
  3. That afternoon or after work, remove the chicken and set aside to cool a bit. Measure the water left in the pot, strain out any chicken bits or bones, and combine with the appropriate amount of rice - 2 parts water to 1 part rice. Cook the rice as you normally would. The rice is delicious made in the chicken and taco flavored broth!
  4. While the rice cooks, shred the chicken, discarding the bones, and prepare whatever fixings you’re using.
  5. Make your tacos and enjoy!

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