Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos


Tacos always keep the family running home for dinner. Here's a new take on classic pulled chicken tacos made with chicken thighs, 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. Top each taco with diced red onion, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or mix of thighs and breasts)

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper, divided

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 jalapeno, cut in half and seeded

  • ¾ cup orange juice

  • 2 medium limes, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 small bunch cilantro, stems cut off and leaves coarsely chopped

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed


  1. Line a 4-quart to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner.

  2. Trim any large pieces of fat from chicken thighs. Season chicken with 1/2 of the salt and pepper; add to slow cooker.

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

  4. Cover and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours or High for 2 to 3 hours, until chicken is done.

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

  6. Ladle out some juice from the slow cooker, leaving enough to mix with shredded chicken.

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

  8. Serve in warmed tortillas with desired toppings.


For a low-carb variation, use lettuce leaves instead of corn tortillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
13g Fat
32g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 620mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 387mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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