Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Recipe |

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 187 kcal
You can replace the spices for 1 bag of taco seasoning but our spice blend is so much more flavorful.


For the Chicken

  • 2 pounds chicken
  • 1 cup tomato sauce or salsa
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire or soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , or more to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (optional, for spicy flavor)

For the Salad:

  • 6 cups chopped lettuce

Optional Toppings:

  • salsa
  • cheese
  • sliced avocado
  • lime wedges
  • hot sauce
  • sliced radishes
  • diced red onion
  • sour cream


  1. Add all the chicken ingredients into the slow cooker (chicken, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and optional chipotle powder). Stir to combine all the spices into the sauce.

  2. Slow cook 6-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
  3. Take the chicken pieces out of the slow cooker, cut into 1-2 inch pieces, then place back in the slow cooker. Shed with a couple forks to break up the chicken.
  4. Taste the chicken and add more salt if needed.
  5. When ready to serve, top the lettuce with the shredded chicken and top with your preferred toppings.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 544mg24%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 4817IU96%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.