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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken is a staple in our house for easy meals! The flavorful, tender chicken is perfect for tacos, nachos, burritos and taco salads!

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken for Tacos

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: main course
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: mexican


This flavorful, tender Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken is an easy make ahead meal perfect for tacos, nachos and salads! Easily doubles for a crowd, too!


  • 2 lbs boneless (skinless chicken breasts)
  • 1 can Rotel (mild or hot to your family's taste)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle with taco seasoning.
  3. Spread Rotel over the seasoned chicken breasts.
  4. Cut each tablespoon of butter into a few pieces and place on top of the chicken.
  5. Turn slow cooker on high and cook for 4-5 hours or until the chicken shreds easily with two forks.
  6. Allow shredded chicken to simmer in the cooking liquid until serving.

Keywords: shredded mexican chicken