Crockpot Taco Chicken

I had no idea this would be so good. I decided to make it spur of the moment because I happened to have the ingredients in the house and it seemed so easy. Even though I heard great things about it, I was still skeptical: salsa, cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream – how in the world could that make something that I would even remotely want to eat? But it did. Not only did we eat it, but after our first bite, Mike and I both looked at each other and said “wow, this is good!”. I’m not really sure how you’re supposed to serve it. I’ve seen it served over rice, but that didn’t seem quite right to me. I think it would be great on a tortilla with some cheese, kind of like a chicken taco. We didn’t have any tortillas, so we used it as a dip for tortilla chips. Not the healthiest dinner, but it sure was good. This would be a great party food/appetizer – keep the dip warm in a small crockpot, and serve with some chips, vegetables etc. The possibilities are endless. :)

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Crockpot Taco Chicken


1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
1 cup salsa
1/2-3/4 package taco seasoning
1 cup sour cream


Put chicken, soup, and salsa in slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over everything. Cook on low for 6 hours. Shred the chicken. Stir in sour cream and heat just until everything is combined.

*I'm guessing this meal is easily adaptable. I didn't have the right amount of anything, so I just eyeballed everything and it turned out great!

adapted from Fake Ginger

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28 Responses to “Crockpot Taco Chicken”

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    Anonymous — January 21, 2010 @ 2:21 am

    never have 3 nouns been more grossly misused

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    Sook — January 21, 2010 @ 3:14 am

    Taco chicken sounds delicious!

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    Maria — January 21, 2010 @ 3:26 am

    I need to use my crockpot more often!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — January 21, 2010 @ 3:37 am

    This looks so good – I need a crockpot meal for my hubby tomorrow and this may be it!

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    megan — January 21, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    Jessica – This would be a great meal for your husband. My husband LOVED it.

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    Simply Life — January 21, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    wow! I love using the crockpot for anything -thanks for the new idea!

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    Frozenmama — January 21, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

    What about a "lasagna"? You could layer round tortillas in a pan with this inbetween, cheese, olives, cilanto, fresh tomats & bake till bubbly. Looks delicious!

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    megan — January 21, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

    Frozenmama – That is a great idea! I am definitely trying that next time…it really turns this from an appetizer into a meal!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — January 21, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    I'm so glad you guys liked it! I'm surprised my husband hasn't tried to turn it into a dip yet, he seems to do that with anything remotely "Mexican".

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    Anne Marie — January 21, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

    Holy wow that looks fantastic!

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    megan — January 21, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    amanda – Thanks so much for a great recipe. We'll definitely be making it again. It would be great at a superbowl party!

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    Karly — January 21, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    Sounds good to me! I love creamy chicken crockpot dishes!

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    The Paris Food Blague — January 22, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    yay, i'm always looking for more ways to put my crockpot to good use.

    a bientot
    -The Paris Food Blague

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    Barbara — January 22, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    Gosh, is that ever easy! And it sounds (and looks) delicious.

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    Jasmine @ Eat Move Write — January 22, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

    Oh yum!!! I made crockpot chicken fajitas the other day. They were amazing, although I need to adapt because they were too watery. Love it. Love anything that comes out of a crockpot.

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    Elizabeth — January 23, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

    Oh wow! This sounds seriously delicious!

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    Stephanie — January 28, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    I am going to give this one a try, going to use to make quesadillas.

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    Sarah — January 28, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    I'd be tempted to double this and, after shredding the chicken and before adding sour cream, divide it into quart bags and freeze. I'd defrost and reheat this as burrito filling, with some cheese and green onions.

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    Megan — January 29, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    Megan I had to tell you! A friend at work made this last night and RAVED! She just found your blog (from my blog) and LOVES it! I know you said you werent sure how to serve it, so a few suggestions…she made homemade taco shells out of flour tortillas and baked them in the oven! Turned out great! We also suggested serving it over rice and I was even thinking on a tostada shell. Thanks for the recipe! I am making it this weekend! Cant wait! : )

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    megan — January 29, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Jasmine – crockpot fajitas sound great! I also love almost all crockpot meals :)

    Stephanie – quesadillas sound great, I hope you like it!

    Sarah – That sounds like a great idea! I'm going to double it and freeze next time…great for a quick weeknight meal!

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    megan — January 29, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

    Megan – Thank you so much for your nice comment! you made my day :) I'm so glad your friend liked this recipe so much. great suggestions for serving too. I hope you like it as much as she did!

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    snbjork — May 19, 2010 @ 1:50 am

    I've made something similar and it's delish. You simply combine a few chicken breasts, a block of cream cheese (even fat free is good), and enough salsa to cover it. Cook in the crock pot. YUMMY! It freezes really well, too. It's great with chips (as you served it), over rice, or on a tortilla with refried beans and cheese.

    By the way, I just found your blog (thanks to Tasty Kitchen). All of your recipes look so good! I can't wait to try some. =)

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    megan — July 21, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    snbjork – your version sounds really good! I'll have to try it in a tortilla like you mentioned. Thanks also for the kind words about my blog. Comments like yours make my day! :)

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    Anonymous — January 26, 2011 @ 1:43 am


    Thank you for sharing this recipe! Found it today, make it tonight and adore it! And using the slow cooker was wonderful! Hope to see more slow-cooker recipes in the future!

    Thanks again,


    P.S.–I added black beans and corn. :-)

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    Anonymous — January 27, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    Making a version of this with things in the fridge I had to use up- I hope it turns out as I didn't have the exact ingredients. I used 1 lb chicken breast, 1 can fat free cream of mushroom (it was all I had in the cupboard) 1 can black beans, 1 onion, 4 cloves garlic, 1 yellow bell pepper, some hot sauce as I didn't have any salsa, and the taco seasoning. Thanks for the idea, I hope mine isn't a flop. :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 28, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    Jeff – I'm so glad it turned out well! Your additions sound perfect. :)

    Anonymous – I love that you felt free to play around with the recipe – I hope it turned out well! It sounds like it would be delicious :)

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    emily — September 20, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    i made this over the weekend for my parents. it got gobbled up with celery and tortilla chips.

    looking for a broader application than an appetizer at a party, i swapped the cream of for some chicken stock and added some veggies to make it a soup. it’s delicious… a bit spicier than the dip, but delicious. :) thanks for sharing!

    • megan replied: — September 21st, 2011 @ 10:14 am

      What a great idea to make a soup! I’m going to have to try that. :)

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