Slow Cooker Zesty Chicken Tacos


These Slow Cooker Zesty Chicken Tacos are slow simmered in a mixture of spices and salsa verde! An easy, healthy dinner your entire family will love!

I only have a handful of slow cooker recipes that aren’t soup on this website which is crazy because I use my slow cooker all of the time! Really, probably once a week at least. I think my hesitation is that things cooked in a slow cooker are generally not pretty. If it isn’t pretty it isn’t going to photograph well, and if it doesn’t photograph well you will never want to make the recipe no matter how good I say it is because it doesn’t look good. Urgh. Food blogger issues.

But these chicken tacos are the exception. Not only do they look scrumptious, they are a cinch to make and super healthy! It all starts by adding a couple chicken breast to your slow cooker, a good dose of salsa verde, spices and a whole lime squeezed right over the top! Now, I don’t know about you, but I think magical things happen when lime juice is involved, it adds the perfect kick to a dish like this!
Once everything is prepped turn your slow cooker on low and walk away! After the chicken has simmered in salsa and lime juice all day just drain all of the liquid and shred the chicken, it will practically fall apart it is so tender. We served these in crunchy taco shells and garnished with a little cheese, lettuce, tomato and a bit of extra lime juice. But this also makes a great filling for enchiladas, quesadillas or anything else!




  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 packet dry Ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Spray the inside of a 2 quart small slow cooker with cooking spray, set to low.
  2. Place chicken breast in slow cooker add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Drain off all liquid, shred chicken and place in taco shells or on tortilla chips.
  5. Garnish with your favorite fixings.