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

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow cooker
Servings: 4 plus

Ingredients

Tacos:

  • 1 1/2 - 2 lb boneless chicken breast uncooked
  • 1 Tb 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:

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

Additional toppings:

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

Instructions

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Shred chicken, returning to the slow cooker to soak up additional juices.
  • Layer shredded chicken with desired toppings on a small tortilla. Top off with a drizzle of chipotle sour cream sauce. 

Notes

Serves roughly 4-8.
*Spices may be adjusted to your desired heat level.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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