Clean Eating Crockpot Chicken Tacos

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I LOVE this recipe and use it often in my meal prep. It is so simple and takes no prep work, yet it gives a flavorful and healthy meal! You can’t beat that combination if you ask me! I like this chicken over a bed of lettuce, as a chicken taco salad, or on a high fiber wrap as a soft chicken taco! It is simple and delicious!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 4-8 Hours.


Put all of the ingredients (except for toppings) in crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred. Add chicken back to the crockpot and stir to combine everything. Serve over lettuce or on low carb tortillas, and top with veggies and/or suggested toppings.


1 lb (or about four 4 oz)Chicken breasts
1 cup (8 oz)Salsa (I used one with corn and black beans)
1/2 cup (half of a 10 oz) canRotel diced tomatoes with green chilies 1
Optional: 1 tbs taco seasoning 2
Optional Taco/Salad Fixings:Low carb/whole grain tortillas, shredded lettuce, avocado, cilantro, black olives, avocado, corn, black beans, plain low fat greek yogurt

1 This gives the chicken a bit of spice and flavor, but if you are making this recipe for children, or you don't like any spice, I suggest using plain diced tomatoes!

2 Make your own taco seasoning by mixing together 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/8 teaspoon salt. Be sure seasoning is gluten free if sensitive.

Nutrition Breakdown

6 Servings (1/2 cup per serving)
107 Calories per Serving
2 g Fat
3 g Carbohydrate
1 g Fiber
0.5 g Sugar
15 g Protein
2 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Ashley said:

Made this last night for the bf and we both loved them! Will definitely make again! Thank you!!

April 18th, 2013 — 11:23am  |  Reply

Susan said:

Are you putting the salsa (with black beans and corn ) in the crockpot with the chicken and then adding additional black beans and corn on top afterwards also? Just want to make sure to get it right! Thanks!

April 21st, 2013 — 11:40am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i just put them on top…but you could do either! :) it wont make a big difference either way

April 21st, 2013 — 1:17pm  | 

Erica said:

Hi! This looks like a yummy recipe…one thing I am wondering about is: What do you mean by “clean eating”?

April 21st, 2013 — 7:38pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Check my post on clean eating :)

April 21st, 2013 — 8:51pm  | 

Erica said:

Thank you…I was just wondering about your definition because of the Ro-Tel…

April 21st, 2013 — 9:53pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

you dont have to use rotel, you can use diced tomatoes :) i just did for extra flavor

April 22nd, 2013 — 8:04am  | 

Erica said:

Can’t wait to try it! I love new crock pot recipes! Thank you for sharing. :)

April 22nd, 2013 — 10:47pm  | 

Brittany Lauren said:

I’ve been on a Mexican kick for the past few weeks. This looks great and my husband would love this healthy meal :)

April 22nd, 2013 — 11:49am  |  Reply

Heidi said:

Yum!!! Is this with frozen or thawed chicken breasts?

May 1st, 2013 — 2:44pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

either :) if you do frozen be sure to use the high heat setting :)

May 1st, 2013 — 3:32pm  | 

Megan said:

does the calorie count include the fixings and lettuce?

May 21st, 2013 — 8:19pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:


May 22nd, 2013 — 8:38am  | 

Juli Jackson said:

So Is It Just The Chicken, Salsa,Rotel, And Taco Seasoning In The CrockPot To Start?

June 14th, 2013 — 12:18pm  |  Reply

Janelle Czubak said:

Thanks so much for this recipe! My husband loved it!

September 27th, 2013 — 12:05pm  |  Reply

Melissa said:

Just made this tonight and it was a big hit! Thank you…I’m looking foreword to trying some of your other recipes too! :)

January 3rd, 2014 — 9:32pm  |  Reply

Nicole said:

I am new to a slow cooker and will be using this as my first recipe! Would you suggest adding water to prevent burning?

January 29th, 2014 — 3:40pm  |  Reply

Stacey said:

I added a little water once everything was in since my salsa was a little on the chunky

March 27th, 2014 — 7:55am  | 

Kayla said:

Hi! Does the chicken have to be thawed or can you put them in frozen?

November 16th, 2014 — 11:13am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

frozen works :)

November 16th, 2014 — 6:15pm  | 

Lauren said:

Do you put the yogurt in the crock pot too? Seems like a foolish question, but I just wanted to be sure to do this right.

June 9th, 2015 — 3:36pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

no :)

June 9th, 2015 — 7:35pm  | 

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