Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Lime

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Lime

I have got a super easy slow cooker meal to share with you today! These crockpot shredded chicken tacos are so easy to throw together, and they taste great. The addition of cilantro and lime adds a nice fresh flavor, and you can’t beat a crockpot meal that takes 5 minutes to prepare! The recipe calls for a packet of taco seasoning, but if you often find those too salty, I would start with 1/2 or 3/4 of a packet and go from there. Or, of course, you could always make your own and add salt to taste. :) No matter how you make it, I’m pretty sure these chicken tacos will be a hit!

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Lime

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Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Lime


1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
juice from 2 limes, plus extra for topping
1/2 cup of cilantro, roughly chopped, plus extra for topping
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 tsp dried onions
1/2 cup of water
Assorted taco toppings


Add all ingredients except the toppings to the Slow Cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred the chicken with two forks and mix well with the juices in the crockpot. Spoon chicken into soft taco tortillas. Squeeze a little extra lime juice on the meat and top with cheese, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, and extra cilantro.

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19 Responses to “Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Lime”

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    BusyWorkingMama — September 27, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    Cilantro and lime make everything better!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 28, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

    Oh yes, I bet this tastes amazing! I love slow cooker chicken :)

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    Becki's Whole Life — September 28, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    Cilantro and lime are my favorite flavors to add to a taco. This sounds soooo good. A perfect thing to cook on a football Sunday!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — September 29, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    A perfect ‘can’t go recipe’…love the combination.

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    Sandra — September 30, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    Hi! These look great! About how many tacos does this make? Wanted to make for my son’s youth group. Thanks.

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    Julia — October 16, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    Slow cooker chicken is the best–love this easy recipe for weeknights!

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    Deborah — October 23, 2013 @ 2:21 am

    I love how easy this recipe is! And you can’t beat lime and cilantro!

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    Ellen — November 4, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    Wow! Made these today…followed the recipe, but doubled it with the idea that I would use the extra chicken to make enchiladas another night. Despite doubling, I did not use the whole packet of seasoning mix.

    The taco meat cooked all day on low in my crockpot. When I arrived home this evening, the house had a distinct citrus smell from the lime….when I used the forks to shred the chicken, it fell apart easily. The liquid was just liquidy enough – the chicen was tender and moist. We made our tacos with hard shells, fresh salsa, cilantro, cheese and sour cream. Great meal!! Thanks for the recipe.

    For the enchiladas, we are planning to add diced green chiles and cheese to the chicken and roll the meat into tortillas. We’ll top them with chesse and enchilada sauce and bake.

    • megan replied: — November 6th, 2013 @ 9:07 am

      So glad you liked it! Great idea on the enchiladas, I”ll have to try that :)

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    Josh — November 12, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    I’d love to try this but only have a few hours. Have you tried this on the “high” setting? If not, what do you feel an equivalent would be to 6-8 hours on “low.”?


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    Molly — December 5, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    Just made this for dinner and it was a HUGE hit. My boyfriend said its the best dish I ever made. I used the entire package of hot taco seasoning and about 1.68 lbs of chicken and it was so delicious! Had avocado, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and cheddar on the side. YUMMY!

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    Ashley — December 22, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    These are amazing… I’ve made them several times and they are a huge hit with my family. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Good work :)

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    MegT — February 13, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    I have this recipe in the crock pot right now. I am already anticipating returning home after work for supper tonight! The smell of lime and cilantro in the morning was enough to wake up the senses.

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    Michelle — February 17, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

    I just made this last night for our neighborhood block party, and EVERYONE loved this recipe. It beat out all the other entrees people brought including homemade pizza, sliders, BBQ chicken and hotdogs. I was quite shocked that this even became a hit with the younger kids.

    I quadrupled the recipe since I had a lot of people to feed, and it was so simple. I served with a side of Spanish rice.

    Thank you so much for posting this. It will definitely be a recipe I will hold onto for future uses.

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    Lauren — March 10, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    I made this yesterday (a.k.a., let it stew while I recovered from a cold on the couch all afternoon). It is super easy, and my S.O. said it was the best chicken he’s ever tasted! (He’s not a chicken fan but he does love tacos). Thanks, Megan!

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    Kirsten — March 16, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    Made this chicken for me and my husband. We had enough leftovers to make some darn good nachos the next night!

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    Mara — May 22, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    Hi! Have you tried making this a day or two ahead of time? I would like cook it tonight and bring it to the beach this weekend to feed about 16 people. Thanks!

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    Amelia — January 8, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    This is great! Tasted a lot like the shredded chicken in the food at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I was skeptical because the cilantro and seasonings looked burned up and dried out when I opened the crock, but everything was fine after I shredded the meat and mixed it all up. Thanks!

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