Rating: 4.56 stars
104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Tacos always keep the family running home for dinner. Here's a new take on classic pulled chicken tacos, with a hint of sweet orange, tangy lime and savory soy sauce. There's minimal chopping and prep work, so you can get out of the kitchen fast. Use a slow cooker liner in this recipe to make clean-up even easier.

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Ingredients

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

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  • Line a 4-6 quart slow cooker with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.

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  • Trim any large pieces of fat from chicken thighs. Season chicken with half the salt and pepper; add to slow cooker.

  • Add onion, garlic, jalapeno, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, cumin, and the remaining salt and pepper to slow cooker. Stir gently with a wooden or silicon spoon to combine.

  • Cover and cook on high setting for 2 to 3 hours or low-heat setting for 4 to5 hours, until chicken is done.

  • Carefully remove lid to allow steam to escape. Use slotted spoon to transfer chicken to a large bowl or cutting board. Shred into bite-size chunks. The chicken should easily shred when it is cooked through.

  • Ladle out some of the juices from the slow cooker, leaving enough to mix with shredded chicken.

  • Spoon shredded chicken back into lined slow cooker. Season to taste with additional salt, pepper, and cumin, if necessary.

  • Warm tortillas in oven or on stove top.

  • To serve, top each tortilla with shredded chicken, diced red onion, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Tips

* Remove the jalapeno seeds if you prefer it less spicy.

Low Carb Variation: Use lettuce leaves instead of corn tortillas.

Reynolds Kitchens Tip: Slow cooker liners will save you time in the kitchen with minimal clean-up, giving you more time with your family.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 21.7g; carbohydrates 31.5g; fat 13g; cholesterol 63.8mg; sodium 620.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (108)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2016
This recipe is absolutely delicious! I used all boneless chicken breasts and followed directions exactly. The flavor was amazing and chicken was moist and tender. I cooked on low for about 4 1/2 hours. Served with corn tortillas, chopped red onion and cilantro. Added some black beans and rice and dinner was great. Looking forward to left overs tonight! Read More
(20)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2016
Bland. Followed recipe exactly. Did add more cumin and salt pepper at the end to try and give it more flavor. Just ok. However I did use the leftovers in a casserole by adding sour cream rotel and mexican rice. That was delicious Read More
(5)
104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2016
This recipe is absolutely delicious! I used all boneless chicken breasts and followed directions exactly. The flavor was amazing and chicken was moist and tender. I cooked on low for about 4 1/2 hours. Served with corn tortillas, chopped red onion and cilantro. Added some black beans and rice and dinner was great. Looking forward to left overs tonight! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
We didn't have actual cilantro, so we just used some dried cilantro (and used an entire jalapeño pepper) and it was glorious!! My family loved it and our friends thought it was he best chicken taco they have ever had. Definitely making again! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2015
Only did 1 tsp of cumin. Beyond that followed to the letter and it was amazing!!!!!!! I ate mine over shredded cabbage for a super healthy and tasty Baja bowl. Squeezed some extra lime over the top and was in heaven:) Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2015
A little sweet because I omitted jalapeno but well rounded once the jalapeno and cilantro were added to the adult portions. For the kids, I made quesadillas and just added diced tomatoes and cheese and they loved them. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2015
I followed it as closely as I do anything... but did add a tablespoon or maybe two of maple syrup. It smelled amazing while cooking and I expected it to be good but it was even better than my expectations! This will be my go-to for boneless skinless chicken thighs. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2016
I make this recipe exactly as directed & it's amazing. I have since passed it off to numerous friends who like me make it almost every single week. Love love love. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2016
Yummy, easy recipe! We all loved it. I followed the directions except used garlic powder instead of cloves. I will definitely use this recipe again! Great with avocado, cilantro, and onion. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2016
This recipe was a huge hit with my family! I would have preferred it be a bit spicier maybe next time I will add another jalapeño or some sort of chilli powder. I needed a bit more liquid so I added more juice and I should have added water to cut down on the sweetness instead. All in all with a few tweaks this will be added to the line up of family dinners! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2016
Bland. Followed recipe exactly. Did add more cumin and salt pepper at the end to try and give it more flavor. Just ok. However I did use the leftovers in a casserole by adding sour cream rotel and mexican rice. That was delicious Read More
(5)