2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken

The Best 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken (Low Carb, Low Fat, Gluten Free!) #slowcookerAmazing 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken, so delicious and so easy to make!

2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken (Low Carb, Low Fat, Gluten Free!) #slowcooker
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Crockpot Taco Chicken has been around for a long time… I am not the first, or the last, person to ever post a recipe for slow cooker chicken tacos on the web.

However I love this simple 2-ingredient version so much, I thought it was worth sharing.

Amazing 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken (Low Carb, Low Fat, Gluten Free!) #slowcooker


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 lay out taco fixings. A simple crowd-pleasing dinner, large enough to feed a group!

Making 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken (Low Carb, Low Fat, Gluten Free!) #slowcooker

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!

The tang of tomatillos and lime, mixed with a spicy kick from jalapeños, makes the chicken taste especially fresh and zesty.

How to Make 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken (Low Carb, Low Fat, Gluten Free!) #slowcooker

We use this 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken 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 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken and we use it on salads all week.

Healthy 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken (Low Carb, Low Fat, Gluten Free!) #slowcooker

Yet if you are not trying to cut anything out of your diet, pile 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken into taco shells, on nachos, wrap in burritos, or use it in quesadillas.

The possibilities are endless… and yummy!

Perfect 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken (Low Carb, Low Fat, Gluten Free!) #slowcooker

2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken

Yield: 8+ servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:4 hours

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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Amazing 2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken Recipe – Make fabulous (and healthy) slow cooker chicken tacos with just two simple items.


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 – 16 ounce jars good salsa verde


  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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8+ servings, Serving Size: 8

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 294 Calories
  • Total Fat: 10.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 126mg
  • Sodium: 706mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 42g
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8 comments on “2-Ingredient Crockpot Taco Chicken

  1. 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.

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

    Love the look of those tacos!

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

    A great and easy weeknight meal!

  4. 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!

    Rating: 5
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  6. 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.

    Rating: 5
  7. 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.

    Rating: 5