This is a nice change from plain chicken tacos. The cilantro really adds a burst of flavor to this recipe.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Place the salsa, taco seasoning, lime juice, and cilantro into a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Add the chicken breasts, and stir to coat with the salsa mixture. Cover the cooker, set to High, and cook until the chicken is very tender, about 4 hours. If desired, set cooker to Low and cook 6 to 8 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks to serve.


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Nutrition Facts

272 calories; 4.7 g total fat; 117 mg cholesterol; 976 mg sodium. 9.3 g carbohydrates; 45.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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  • 3 star values: 93
  • 2 star values: 28
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 4 stars
I used a good quality salsa double-batch of homemade taco seasoning and double the cilantro. I made the end result into fajitas with sauteed red pepper sweet onion and minced garlic. As always I think the quality of your ingredients can make or break your recipe--I'm glad I doubled the spices and used a good salsa. We were quite hungry today so this fed us well with enough leftover for another meal with the sauteed vegetables. I'll make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This a great way to feed a crowd. I add a can of black beans rinsed and drained and a bag of frozen whole kernal corn. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yum! Really really good. Instead of taco seasoning mix I just threw in some spices: cumin ancho chile powder sea salt black/white pepper oregano etc. The cilantro gives it such a fresh flavor; if you like cilantro you'll like this dish. I served it in whole wheat flour tortillas with shredded cabbage shredded cheese plain yogurt and fresh cilantro. I'll definitely make again. Thanks:) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I do this all the time but if you get a salsa with a lot of flavor you can omit the taco packet. It only adds extra sodium. Instead use a jar of salsa 2 minced garlic cloves and a diced onion. I also like to use two limes.:) (and if you add the lime and fresh cilantro in the last hour of cooking you get MORE flavor) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe makes a whole lotta chicken so I tried it several ways. It was good in crispy taco shells and in corn and flour tortillas. The biggest winner however was chicken enchiladas. They were simply the best I have ever had. Just spoon into corn tortillas with a little cheese pour your favorite enchilada sauce over top top with a little more cheese bake and you are in enchilada heaven! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I tried this tonight and while the chicken was very tender and easy to shred the recipe was too salty for my tastes. The combination of the taco seasoning and salsa made for the salty taste I'm sure. I would make this again but I'd look for a lower sodium salsa if there is such a thing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Found this a very easy to make taco filling.I used McCormick Chicken Taco seasoning and La Costena brand salsa verde. It was done in 7 hrs on low setting.This would even be good served over rice and topped the the juices from the crockpot and some cilantro and onions Read More
Rating: 5 stars
so easy and so delicious! we served it over mexican rice and black beans with a little cheese and sour cream. mmm! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I prepared this for guests that are on low-calorie diets last evening and it was a HUGE hit! I served it with super low carb high fiber tortillas salsa and fat free sour cream and it was YUMMY! Definitely a keeper and it makes a large amount. A serving is a large portion very flavorful and filling. Even my picky son LOVED it and asked to have it again tomorrow! I followed some of the suggestions other reviewers had such as not using the full pack of taco seasoning because of the high sodium content. I added rinced black beans drained whole kernel corn and I sliced up two medium onions and added it to the mixture. I threw this together on my lunch break and it cooked on high for about 4 hours and the chicken just fell apart and was so moist and juicy. I will make this over and over doubt! Read More