Easy 3 Ingredient Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe
Tacos are always a family favorite dinner in my house. Even my picky eaters scarf them down! But, if you’re tired of the usual ground beef with taco seasoning, you’ve got to try these delicious creamy chicken tacos for a change. They are made with just 3 simple and cheap ingredients that your entire family will love: chicken breasts, cream cheese, and a jar of salsa. That’s it! You can also add a little taco seasoning if you like a lot of flavor and your kids aren’t too finicky.
Who doesn’t love a dinner that is so delicious the entire family gets a belly full, and then you still have energy and time left to play games on your phone while you watch Netflix and drink wine? I do.
I also love crockpot recipes where you just throw in a few ingredients, and bam! A tasty, warm meal is ready for you. I usually throw this creamy chicken in my slow cooker around 3pm when I get back from picking my daughter up from school, and then it’s ready just in time for dinner.
It may seem doubtful that these 3 simple ingredients can make for such delicious taco meat, but trust me, it’s all you need! The salsa you use will obviously make a big difference in the flavor of the chicken, so choose one of your favorites– mild, spicy, chipotle, or even a can of diced tomatoes and chilis will do.
Simply place all of the ingredient into your slow cooker, and cook on HIGH for about 3 hours or LOW for 4-5 hours. By the way, It’s best to cube the cream cheese. Mine was left whole for the dramatic effect in the photo, but it definitely would have melted a lot faster had I cut it up into smaller pieces.
Once the chicken is done, it should shred very easily with a fork. Let the chicken simmer in the juices for another 15 minutes before serving.
I prefer to serve this chicken in warm flour tortillas with fresh tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, lettuce, jalapeño, and any other traditional taco toppings that we have on hand, but it’s also excellent on a salad if you’re watching your calories or carbs.
If you're looking for easy crockpot recipes for dinner, this creamy shredded chicken is kid-friendly and family approved! Simply dump all of the ingredients into your slow cooker for the easiest, tastiest chicken tacos you'll ever eat. Trying to stay low carb or keto? Put it on a salad instead!
- 3-4 chicken breasts
- 1 (16oz) jar of salsa
- (8oz) cream cheese (cubed)
- taco seasoning (optional)
- tortillas for serving (optional)
Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chicken, salsa, cream cheese, and optional taco seasoning in and cook on HIGH for 3 hours (or LOW for 4-5 hours).
Shred with a fork and let the chicken absorb the salsa mixture for at least 15 more minutes.
Serve in soft tortillas, taco shells, or over a bed of lettuce. Top with shredded cheese, tomatoes, avocado or anything else you'd like!
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