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



  • 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


  • 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. 


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