Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Meat {from Dina}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 20, 2012

Dina W shared her favorite chicken taco meat recipe on Facebook

“Chicken breast + taco seasoning + ranch dressing seasoning + rotel = BEST chicken taco meat ever! Homemade seasonings of course!”

Update from Dina…

3-4 frozen chicken breast in the bottom of the slow cooker.
10 oz can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies (not drained)
2-3 T of Ranch Dressing
2-3 T of Taco Seasoning
Both just liberally sprinkled on top. Cook on low 6-8 hours and then shred the chicken and put it back in the slow cooker to soak the seasonings back up.
We always have tons of leftovers and they reheat so well! I cook some frozen corn, some rice and a little cheese and make burritos out of it on our indoor grill. They are very yummy!

Thanks Dina!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica Grimes February 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Can you provide measurements and such?

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Dina February 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm

When I did the packets, I just dumped a whole package in. Now that I make most of my own seasonings I do 2-3 tbsp of each and set it on low for 6-8 hours. Sorry I should have included that information!

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Sheri Conant February 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

do you add these items with boneless, skinless chicken breasts?

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Dina February 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Yes. I do 3-4 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It makes fantastic leftovers too! Toss some corn and cooked rice and a little cheese and you have amazing burritos.

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Sheri Conant February 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm

sounds great, thanks for the idea!
we’ve done salsa chicken(chicken breasts and salsa in the slow cooker), but this sounds like a nice variation!

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Donna Rogers February 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Planning to try this tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

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Dina February 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

No problem! It’s a family favorite. I just wish I’d typed it out more clearly when I posted it on Facebook. lol

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Linda February 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Dina, I don’t see the recipe anywhere. Can you help me out? Would love to try it this week. Thanks so much!

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Dina February 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

It’s so easy it’s easy to miss! :-D
It’s 3-4 frozen chicken breast in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Empty an entire can of Rotel
2-3 T of Ranch Dressing
2-3 T of Taco Seasoning (and I use Erin’s versions of both! Very good!)
Both just liberally sprinkled on top. Cook on low 6-8 hours and then shred the chicken and put it back in the slow cooker to soak the seasonings back up.

We always have tons of leftovers and they reheat so well! I cook some frozen corn, some rice and a little cheese and make burritos out of it on our indoor grill. They are very yummy!

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Linda February 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Thank you, Dina! I re-read the posts above and wondered if it was really that easy! Can’t wait to try it!
Thanks again!

Linda

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Sheri Conant February 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I stumbled across this recipe earlier this afternoon:
http://charlottesiems.com/thislovelyplace/recipe-request-chicken-taco-soup

It uses similar ingredients, plus some extras. I think it would be easy to use the leftovers from your recipe, add a few ingredients and have this soup for an easy lunch!

looking forward to trying both!!
thank you :)

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Kalyn May 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I’d love to feature this recipe as part of a round-up of slow cooker chicken tacos for my site Slow Cooker from Scratch. Can you let me know if that is ok.

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom June 2, 2013 at 8:47 am

Hey Kalyn,

That’s fine with me! Sorry for the delay in responding :)

Erin

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