Chicken Taco Filling Recipe -
Chicken Taco Filling Recipe
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Chicken Taco Filling

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"This recipe is easy, yet delicious when used in tacos or other Mexican cuisine. Try it for enchiladas and nachos too."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 5 mins


  1. Mix chicken broth and taco seasoning in a bowl.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker and pour chicken broth mixture over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Shred chicken to serve.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 03, 2012

I made this in the smaller crockpot yesterday for me. I used homemade taco seasoning and organic chicken broth. It was just what I needed. I portioned out the chicken for my chicken salad lunches for the week, then saved the broth in a seperate freezer container to use for taco soup at a later date. The great thing about this recipe, for me anyway, is that it does double duty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2013

Made the recipe as written. I wanted to enjoy this but it was so wet and who wants soggy chicken in their taco? I might try it again without any broth at all. I cooked it down on the stove to remove the moisture but it wasn't that great even then. It needs a sauce or something.

Jun 27, 2012

Good basic recipe for shredded chicken. Used boneless thighs. Just a tip: to save time when shredding chicken, just put it in your stand mixer and use the paddle attachment, it will be shredded in no time.

Jun 27, 2012

This recipe is delicious and easy, especially on my student schedule! I made a couple changes and additions to mine. I also add anywhere from 1/2 to 1 cup of lentils in with the chicken as an additional healthy filler to compliment the chicken. I also added 1 can of drained corn kernels about 1 hour to 30 minutes before serving to get a vegetable in the meal. I also found that if you have less than 5-6 hours for preparation you can butterfly the chicken breasts and they will be done in only 3 hours. A new favorite for me!

Apr 25, 2012

This was simple to make and very tasty! The family all loved it and definitely great for a slow cooker kind of a day.

May 19, 2012

I did make some changes. I used 2 pkgs of Chicken taco seasoning instead of reg taco & I added a can of Rotel. Served it on tortillas with cheese & sour cream. It was so yummy.

Aug 09, 2012

Amazingly quick, easy and delicious. Used 5 bone-in chicken breast with the skin removed. Put it on high for about 4 hours. Used in burritos, nachos and enchiladas.

Jun 20, 2012

Very nice! I halved the broth and added a jar of salsa along with the taco seasoning.


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  • Calories
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 935 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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