2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe

2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe: Make fabulous (and healthy) slow cooker chicken tacos with just two simple items. A set it and forget it recipe, enjoy!

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Crockpot Taco Meat

Taco Meat Recipes have been around for a long time… I am not the first or the last, person to ever post a recipe for slow cooker taco meat on the web.

However, mine is a little different because it includes shredded chicken instead of beef. I love this simple 2-ingredient version so much, I thought it was worth sharing.

Years ago I had a friend who used to make shredded taco chicken in the crockpot. She would add chicken, a taco seasoning packet, some broth, and fresh cilantro to a slow cooker, then let it simmer all day long.

Later she would shred the chicken and layout taco fixings. A simple crowd-pleasing dinner, large enough to feed a group!

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2-Ingredient Taco Meat Recipe

Using a taco seasoning packet is a good way to season taco chicken, yet we’ve discovered we love the flavor even better when the chicken simmers in tantalizing salsa verde all day.

2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken is essentially that… Chicken + Salsa Verde.

Just dump both in the crockpot, turn it on, and let it work its magic!

Let’s break down what the salsa verde does for the chicken. The tang of tomatillos and lime, mixed with a spicy kick from jalapeños, makes the chicken taste especially fresh and zesty.

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How to Make Taco Meat

  1. Turn a 6-quart slow cooker on low.
  2. Pour jar of salsa verde in the bottom of the crock. Place chicken breasts in the salsa verde. Sprinkle salt over the top. Then pour the remaining jar of salsa verde over the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours. (3-4 hours on high.)
  4. Once cooked through, remove the chicken from the crock. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Stir the shredded chicken back into the salsa verde.
  5. Turn the slow cooker on warm until ready to serve.
  6. Voila! Beautiful taco meat for any occasion!

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What Brand of Salsa Verde is Good to use for This Recipe?

Personally, I like the brands Frontera, Stonewall Kitchen, Mrs. Renfro’s. and XoChilt. If you can’t find any of these, just look for a salsa verde that is chunky with a deep green color.

I also have a salsa verde recipe you can make from scratch, if you feel so inclined or can’t find any salsa verde at your grocery store. Here is the link!

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Healthy Taco Meat

We use this Crockpot Taco Meat recipe as a clean-eating staple in our house.

Whenever we are trying to cut carbs, fat, or gluten, I make a big batch of this 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe and we use it on salads all week.

Yet if you are not trying to cut anything out of your diet, pile this Taco Meat into taco shells, on nachos, wrap in burritos or use it in quesadillas.

The possibilities are endless… and yummy!

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2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
 

2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe: Make fabulous (and healthy) slow cooker chicken tacos with just two simple items. A set it and forget it recipe, enjoy!

Servings: 8
Nutrition Facts
2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 979mg 41%
Potassium 754mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 7g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 32 ounces salsa verde (two 16-ounce jars)

Instructions

  1. Turn a 6-quart slow cooker on low. Pour one jar of salsa verde in the bottom of the crock. Place chicken breasts in the salsa verde. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt over the top. Then pour the remaining jar of salsa verde over the chicken.

  2. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours. (3-4 hours on high.) Once cooked through, remove the chicken from the crock. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Stir the shredded chicken back into the salsa verde. Turn the slow cooker on warm until ready to serve.

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13 comments on “2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Meat Recipe

  1. lauren kellyposted January 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm Reply

    I am saving this recipe to make for my family this weekend!

  2. Julie Blannerposted January 10, 2019 at 12:14 pm Reply

    I always love finding new crockpot chicken taco recipes!

  3. Toniposted January 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm Reply

    I love this! Such an easy meal for weeknights!

  4. Courtney Whitmoreposted January 10, 2019 at 11:58 am Reply

    This recipe is so perfect for busy weeknights! THANK YOU for sharing!

  5. Erinposted January 10, 2019 at 11:54 am Reply

    This is so easy and great for tacos and anything else during the week!

  6. Maryposted October 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm Reply

    I took your recipe, added chicken broth and it became a delightful soup. I served it with fresh onion, tomato and sour cream on the side. Served hot it’s a comforting meal, served cold in the summer it’s a beat the heat treat.

  7. Caryposted March 15, 2017 at 7:23 pm Reply

    Just made and very good. Definitely worth making. Not going to post how good it looks without making and trying. Did make my own salsa verde.

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  9. Gaby Dalkinposted February 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm Reply

    I actually CANNOT believe a recipe with only two ingredients could look so darn good!

  10. Maria Lichtyposted February 17, 2017 at 7:50 pm Reply

    A great and easy weeknight meal!

  11. Marla Meridithposted February 17, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Love the look of those tacos!

  12. Debraposted February 17, 2017 at 7:54 am Reply

    Just wondering…what brand of salsa verde would be considered “good” as I am not familiar with any salsa verde products.  I am very eager to try this simple recipe.  Thanks.

    • Sommerposted February 17, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply

      Hi Debra,

      Personally, I like the brands Frontera, Stonewall Kitchen, Mrs. Renfro’s. and XoChilt. If you can’t find any of these, just look for a salsa verde that is chunky with a deep green color.