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Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Odds are pretty good that you’ve seen the “easy crockpot chicken tacos” recipe all over Pinterest by now. Those tacos may look unbelievably tasty but you should know they are packed with MSG {430 mg of sodium} and milk. EEK! But I have some good news! I have a much healthier, sodium-free version for you today! And they will leave your friends, husband, kids, etc. begging for seconds.

First things first, you’ll need to make your own taco seasoning. Don’t panic. It’s super duper easy and much better for you than those nasty, MSG riddled store bought packets. If you need any more convincing, take 2 minutes to read the ingredients in your taco packet or check out {this post}!


Homemade Taco Seasoning

Yields approximately 1.25 cups of taco seasoning {which is more than 10 packets of store bought taco seasoning}!

  • 1/4 cup Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 cup Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Chili Powder
  • 1/4 cup Onion Powder
  • 4 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
  1. Mix all ingredients together! Store in freezer.

Back to the tacos…

Next, grab your favorite salsa {grab fresh salsa if you can}. The jars have more sodium than the kind you can find in the produce section. I’ve been using Jack’s Special Salsa.

Season your chicken breasts with your taco seasoning and place them in your crockpot. Then dump your salsa in.

Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork.

And that’s how you get dinner on the table in less than 5 minutes.

Happy {healthy} Taco Night, Friends!

Fast Family Dinner: Healthy Crockpot Chicken Tacos

  1. Place chicken breasts at the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Sprinkle taco seasoning on top.
  3. Pour salsa over chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours (or high for 4). When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork.
  5. Spoon chicken into hard or soft shell tacos. Add avocado, lettuce,tomato, shredded cheese or any of your favorite toppings!

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Amanda Rollo

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

This looks delicious! And you're right, the store bought stuff does kind of creep me out. I'll definitely be making this! Thanks! Amanda @ Running In


Monday 2nd of September 2013

This is one of my favorite meals...and you're right, so easy! Thanks for sharing your taco seasoning recipe. I know it's so easy to make your own, but I always seem to be picking up one of those seasoning packets. Now I am ready for next time!


Monday 26th of August 2013

These tacos look so delicious! I am definitely going to make these next time I'm in the mood for Mexican! Lauren,


Saturday 24th of August 2013

This is genius! Can't wait to try!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart

Friday 23rd of August 2013

This look super yummy. I'm not a pinterest gal.. although I do have an "account". I'm totally writing this down and trying it. We aren't a big chicken eating couple but we've tried new things lately and have had good luck (I've had stomach issues after having 80% of it removed). The Mister will be happy about this recipe!