Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos Recipe

Apr 6, 2016

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos Recipe

This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, tasty, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is a budget meal. Use this creamy chicken for burritos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more! 


Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos



This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, flavorful, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is such an inexpensive meal. Use this slow cooked creamy shredded chicken for burritos, tacos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more!


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This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, flavorful, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is such an inexpensive meal. Use this slow cooked creamy shredded chicken for burritos, tacos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more!


I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far! It's been pretty low key over here.

We stocked up on groceries at Sam's Club and Aldi earlier this week and grabbed a bite to eat at a local restaurant last night for dinner.

We have a Girl Scouts meeting tomorrow night then nothing planned for the whole weekend!

I'm super excited to possibly be lazy for once and have a Netflix and Hulu marathon! I'm hooked on James Patterson's Zoo right now and Lost!

We only have two more episodes of Zoo and I will be anxiously awaiting the second season.

Today's recipe is another easy one! Let the slow cooker do all the work for you, and dinner will be ready when you get home. Gotta love that!

This chicken has tons of flavor and creaminess and you can use it for so many different kinds of recipes like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, taquitos, taco salads and more!

Leftovers are great too, and can always be re-purposed into a completely different meal to mix it up a little.

These are great served with a side of rice and beans and will feed the whole family!


This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, flavorful, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is such an inexpensive meal. Use this slow cooked creamy shredded chicken for burritos, tacos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more!



What is in Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos?

  • Whipped Cream Cheese: It's been around since the 1800's and was produced mostly in Philadelphia. You can use store bought like I did or homemade. I love the versatility, and that you can use it in sweet or savory recipes.
  • Cumin: Part of the parsley family and native to southwestern Asia including the Middle East. The dried seeds are used as a spice, especially ground and can be found in Mexican recipes or curry powder. 
  • Garlic: My love for garlic is real. I use it in almost everything I cook and I love the health benefits it offers. Garlic is part of the onion, leek and chive family. It's great for heart health and contains many vitamins and minerals.


This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, flavorful, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is such an inexpensive meal. Use this slow cooked creamy shredded chicken for burritos, tacos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more!


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This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Place chicken, garlic, onion, Rotel, chili powder, cumin and cilantro into a slow cooker
  • Cook then shred the chicken with two forks
  • Stir in the whipped cream cheese until melted and combined 
  • Sprinkle with cilantro
  • Serve in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings


Full recipe below



This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, flavorful, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is such an inexpensive meal. Use this slow cooked creamy shredded chicken for burritos, tacos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more!


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This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, flavorful, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is such an inexpensive meal. Use this slow cooked creamy shredded chicken for burritos, tacos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more!


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What readers are saying about this recipe:

  • April- This was delicious and easy!  Threw in a can of rinsed black beans at the end with the cream cheese. Served with lettuce,  tomato and avocado. Definitely a keeper.



This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, flavorful, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is such an inexpensive meal. Use this slow cooked creamy shredded chicken for burritos, tacos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more!


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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos

Yield: 8-10 servings
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Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts, thawed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1- 10 ounce can Rotel
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • cilantro, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Place chicken breasts, garlic, onion, Rotel, chili powder, cumin and cilantro into a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for four hours, or low for six hours. 
  3. Shred the chicken with two forks, then stir in the whipped cream cheese until melted and combined. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  4. Serve in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings. 
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This easy crock pot taco recipe is unique, flavorful, uses pantry and fridge ingredients and is such an inexpensive meal. Use this slow cooked creamy shredded chicken for burritos, tacos, tostadas, taco salad, enchiladas, taquitos and more!


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3 comments:

  1. This looks amazing Sheena! The whipped cream cheese is such a great idea. I can't wait to try this!

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  2. Love how versatile one dish can be! This slow cooked chicken is perfect for the tostada kick lately!

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  3. Oh yum! I love easy slow cooker recipes like this. And Lost? I watched the entire series twice, lol. And I still don't 100% understand the ending... ;)

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