Slow Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken Tacos


This has quickly become one of our favorite dinners in our house. My husband and I add jalapenos and hot sauce. My son loves these topped with cheese and sour cream as well. It's from a bunch of different recipes; I just took out what I loved most about each one and threw it together. It's quick and easy, and with the leftover chicken (when there is any) I make a pot pie or chicken and dumplings.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
30 tacos


  • 3 sheets aluminum foil, rolled into balls

  • 1 (5 pound) whole chicken

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (such as Pappy's Choice®), or more to taste

  • 8 cloves garlic, or more to taste, crushed

  • 8 limes, quartered

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 20 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped


  1. Put aluminum foil balls in the bottom of a slow cooker crock.

  2. Season chicken with seasoned salt. Rub half the garlic on the inside surfaces of the chicken's cavity and leave them inside. Squeeze 8 lime quarters into the cavity; drop the squeezed quarters into the cavity. Place the chicken atop the foil balls. Squeeze 8 more lime quarters over the outside of the chicken; drop squeezed lime quarters into the bottom of the crock. Rub remaining garlic over the outside of the chicken and put garlic in the bottom of the crock. Pour white wine into the crock.

  3. Cook on Low until the chicken meat pulls apart easily, 5 to 6 hours.

  4. Remove chicken to a cutting board. Remove meat from bones and shred completely. Serve chicken on warmed tortillas with cilantro for topping and lime wedge.

Cook's Note:

You can always substitute chicken broth for the wine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
10g Fat
30g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 494mg 11%

* 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.