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Set and forget these slow cooker shredded chicken tacos then enjoy fork-tender, authentic tasting, flavorful chicken. Pair it with your favorite toppings!

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings (24-26 tacos) 1x

Description

Set and forget these slow cooker shredded chicken tacos then enjoy fork-tender, authentic tasting, flavorful chicken. Pair it with your favorite toppings!


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Ingredients

  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional for heat)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste
  2. [Optional step] Over medium high heat, sear chicken on both sides until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Arrange chicken breasts in a 6 qt. slow cooker
  4. Combine all other ingredients and blend into a smooth paste. Pour over chicken breasts
  5. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours
  6. Shred the chicken with two forks and toss to coat with the juices
  7. Dish and serve hot with your favorite toppings

Notes

  • Leave out cayenne if you don’t like things spicy
  • Smoked paprika gives things a smoky taste and does not affect spiciness
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