Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce

Easy and flavorful slow cooker shredded chicken tacos served with a spicy chipotle sour cream sauce. An easy dinner for any night of the week!

Easy slow cooker chicken tacos with spicy chipotle sour cream sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

We had an extra long weekend off from school. Not only was it a long 3 day holiday weekend, but a professional development day had been tacked on to that too! This gave us plenty of time to get almost all of our winter gear hunting and shopping out of the way. Bonus, weekend sales made things a bit cheaper! Yay! Perfect timing. I just need to track down some good winter gloves for the little one. I swear kids snow gloves never have a long enough wrist. I’m leaning towards trying something like this, with a giant cuff or “gauntlet” gloves, as I’m told they’re called. I have no idea if they’re any good and they look silly, but if they do the trick then I’ll be happy…and so will he! Have you tried any that worked really well?

Also, humidifiers… it’s that season again. I needed to replace one of ours after it gave out on us last year. Of course I got suckered into buying a cutesy kid one but it was cheaper, so I’ll call that a win.

And, I decided to give the new show Quatico a try. I’m hooked. I know it’s only a few episodes in but I can’t wait for the next one! I love how they flip back and forth between the current time and what happened in the past. It keeps you trying to figure things out and learning new details about the characters then and now. Normally I would hate that if it were in a book, but it totally works with this show.

Easy slow cooker chicken tacos with spicy chipotle sour cream sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I decided to change up our usual taco menu by whipping up these incredible and super easy slow cooker chicken tacos. I ate them for several lunches in a row and kept wanting more. They’re juicy, flavorful and are absolutely family friendly… not bland, not too spicy, just right. But, feel free to kick the spices up a notch if you want even more heat in the meat!

I topped off the shredded chicken tacos with a spicy homemade chipotle sour cream sauce… out of this world delicious! Add your favorite taco toppings or keep it simple. You’ll love these any way you decide to eat them!

Simple and flavorful. A must make and perfect for any night (or day) of the week!!

Easy slow cooker chicken tacos with spicy chipotle sour cream sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 4-8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce

Easy and flavorful slow cooker shredded chicken tacos served with a spicy chipotle sour cream sauce. An easy dinner for any night of the week!

Ingredients:

Tacos:

  • 1 1/2 - 2lb boneless chicken breast, uncooked
  • 1Tb chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Chicken broth

Chipotle sauce:

  • 1C sour cream
  • 2-3 chipotles in adobo sauce

Additional toppings:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Jalapenos 
  • Avocados 
  • Tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Limes
  • Small tortillas

Directions:

  1. Place trimmed boneless chicken breasts in the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle spices over chicken breasts. Cover completely with chicken broth. Place lid on slow cooker, cooking on high for 4 hours or 8 hours on low. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a small food processor blend together sour cream, chipotle peppers and a drizzle of additional adobo sauce. If a completely smooth consistency is desired, pour through a mesh strainer and discard any solids. Transfer sauce to a squeeze bottle or a clean bowl. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. Shred chicken, returning to the slow cooker to soak up additional juices.
  4. Layer shredded chicken with desired toppings on a small tortilla. Top off with a drizzle of chipotle sour cream sauce. 

*Spices may be adjusted to your desired heat level.

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16 Responses to “Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream Sauce”

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    Taylor@Food Faith Fitness — October 14, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Yay! Love sales :) Glad you were able to get your winter shopping out of the way! And oh my these tacos look delish and super easy!! Pinning!

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2015 @ 7:47 am

      Thanks so much Taylor!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — October 14, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I’ll have to add that show to our list, always on the hunt for something new :) And that chipotle sour cream, oh my!!

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2015 @ 7:47 am

      I’m pretty sure you’d enjoy watching it! Definitely give it a try :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — October 14, 2015 at 7:40 am

    I love the chipotle cream sauce over this chicken! Slow cookers are lifesavers :)

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2015 @ 7:47 am

      They really are!

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    Marye — October 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

    These chicken tacos look so delicious!

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2015 @ 7:47 am

      Thanks Marye!

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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life — October 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I need to do some winter shopping too…now you’ve got me wondering if my son who is away at college up near the Canadian border has enough warm stuff…I heard they are supposed to get some cold weather up there this week! My favorite winter gloves are from a company called TrailHeads…they’re convertible mittens and I wear them nonstop all winter. They’re very warm and you can tuck the mitten part in when you’re not using it.
    And Quantico…I haven’t watched tv in years…and when my son was home for a visit, he wanted to watch the first episode and I watched it with him. I am hooked now too. I’ve watched every week so far. :)
    Anyway, now that I have written a book, your chicken tacos look fabulous! I am so addicted to chipotle so I love the idea of the chipotle cream sauce! I need to try this for sure!

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2015 @ 7:49 am

      I’m not sure what end of Canadian border he’s at, but if it’s above the Northeast, I hope he has plenty of warm clothes. They’re getting their first snow this weekend – eek! And you definitely need to give this a try. You’d love it! :)

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    Ambar — October 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I love the idea of making your own sauce! it gives it a different twist to regular tacos!

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2015 @ 7:49 am

      Thanks Ambar!

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — October 14, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I have some cooked chicken in the fridge I didn’t know what to do with. I’m going to shred it, throw it in some tortillas and douse this chipotle sauce alllll over it for din tonight!

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2015 @ 7:49 am

      I hope you enjoyed it!

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    Whitni @ A Cookie & A Kiss — October 14, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Ohhh! I love this combo so much! So cooker=super tender chicken. Chipotle=the base to the best sauces. Yum yum yum!

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2015 @ 7:50 am

      Thanks Whitni!

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