Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken Tacos

Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken Tacos

How good do these barbecue chicken tacos look?? We love tacos in our house and could easily eat them once a week. I love trying new and unique taco recipes, and this barbecue chicken version is definitely a new favorite. It’s a crock pot recipe, which makes this meal extremely easy to throw together. The barbecue chicken is delicious, but the toppings really make these tacos stand out. The seasoned corn, cheddar cheese, and crispy fried onions are definitely an integral part, so don’t skip them. These tacos have become a meal plan staple in our house and hopefully they will in your house as well. ūüôā

Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken Tacos

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken
  • 2 Tbsp¬†Kickin Chicken Seasoning (or other chicken seasoning blend)
  • ¬Ĺ cup barbecue¬†sauce + ¬Ĺ cup barbecue¬†sauce for later
  • 16oz bag frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp¬†lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp¬†olive oil
  • 1 tsp¬†dried basil
  • ¬Ĺ tsp¬†dried cilantro
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 small can crispy fried onions
  • Tortillas, for serving
  • extra taco toppings: sour cream, tomatoes, etc.


Rub mixture evenly over chicken and add chicken to slow cooker.¬†Top with ¬Ĺ cup barbecue sauce.¬†Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred using 2 forks.¬†Add a ladle or two of the cooking juices and discard remaining.¬†Toss with additional ¬Ĺ cup BBQ sauce and return to slow cooker on keep warm setting until ready to serve.

Add thawed corn to large bowl. Add lime juice, olive oil, basil, and cilantro and toss until combined, adding salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortillas and toppings.