Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos

This Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos recipe is easily one of my favorite chicken taco recipes. The star of this show is the lime. Delicious!

Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos

My love for Tacos will never stop. Never. And these Chicken Lime Tacos that you make in your slow cooker do not disappoint. This has quickly become one of my favorite taco recipes.

fresh limes

I realize that trying to figure out how much chicken to use for this type of recipe can be challenging. The average chicken breast weighs between 6 and 8 ounces so you will need roughly 3 Chicken Breasts for this recipe. Or if you have a kitchen scale as I do, you can dial it in pretty quickly.

Chili Lime Marinade

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

slow cooker chicken lime tacos

When it comes to tacos, some prefer flour tortillas while others prefer corn tortillas. This chicken taco recipe doesn’t discriminate so use whatever floats your boat! Personally, I prefer flour tortillas. But what do I know?

Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos

When it comes to salsa, use whatever “strength” you prefer. If you don’t like spicy food, use mild salsa. Personally, I use a hot salsa because I like my Mexican food to pack a punch!

Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos

For planning purposes, you should plan for two tacos per person. Each taco will have approximately 2 ounces of meat plus toppings. For reference, one pound of ground beef will yield about 14 ounces once cooked.

Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos

If you love Mexican food as I do, you must check out my Mexican Food recipes. My Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito recipe is to die for as is my Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Chicken Street Tacos recipe.

But one of my personal favorite taco recipes to make is my Pork Tacos Al Pastor. If you prefer fish tacos, I suggest you try my Fish Tacos with Green Chili Sauce.

Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos

For added flavor, you might want to make a batch of my Pickled Veggie Taco Toppings to go along with these awesome tacos. Or how about some of my Spicy Salsa with tortilla chips to go with these tacos?

Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos

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You will need the following ingredients to make this Chicken Lime Tacos recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken, Chili Powder, Lime Juice, Frozen Corn, Salsa and Tortillas.

  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix lime juice and chili powder and pour over the chicken. Cook on low until chicken is tender, 5 to 6 hours.
  2. Remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, shred the chicken. Return the chicken to the slow cooker. Stir in the corn and salsa. Cook on low for approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Place the filling on the tortillas. Add toppings.

Printable Recipe Card

slow cooker chicken lime tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos

This Slow Cooker Chicken Lime Tacos recipe is easily one of my favorite chicken taco recipes. The star of this show is the lime. Delicious!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 Tacos
Calories 178 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ lbs Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 Cup Salsa, Chunky Style
  • 12 Flour Tortillas, Warmed
Optional Toppings

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix lime juice and chili powder and pour over chicken. Cook on low until chicken is tender, 5 to 6 hours.
  • Remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, shred the chicken. Return the chicken to the slow cooker. Stir in the corn and salsa. Cook on low for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Place the filling on tortillas. Add toppings.

Notes

→ Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 15gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 436mgPotassium: 375mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 319IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Chantal says:

    These slow cooker chicken lime tacos. They are one of my favorite meals. I left out the pickled red onions, but they were still delicious.

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