The Easiest Slow Cooker Taco Meat Ever!

This Slow Cooker Taco Meat is the easiest taco meat you’ll ever make. With just 4 ingredients and minimal effort comes together really quickly and the flavor is out of this world! I also love it on a salad or over nachos for dinner or a game day snack!

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Seriously. I’m not even joking or exaggerating when I say that. This is one of those unicorn recipes because you literally put some things into the slow cooker, cover it and turn it on. And then you walk away for a few hours. That’s it!

This Slow Cooker Taco Meat is the easiest taco meat you'll ever make. It comes together really quickly and tastes delicious! Click on the photo to read more...

But the results. Oh my gosh, the results are so completely delicious, that you will make this over and over and over again. Seriously. We all know that slow cookers have these magical powers that some how transforms even the cheapest cuts of meat into perfectly tender and succulent dinners. Not to mention how incredible your house smells all day. Even J, picky-Mr-creature-of-habit decided the first time we tried these that he preferred this over our usual ground beef / taco seasoning packet taco meat.

This Slow Cooker Taco Meat is the easiest taco meat you'll ever make. It comes together really quickly and tastes delicious! This Slow Cooker Taco Meat is the easiest taco meat you'll ever make. It comes together really quickly and tastes delicious! This Slow Cooker Taco Meat is the easiest taco meat you'll ever make. It comes together really quickly and tastes delicious!

I’ve made this with both chicken breasts and chuck roast and each time they were a hit. I’ll bet this recipe is also awesome with pork. I most frequently use chicken because that’s what we have on hand. I also like to take this chicken and put it over a salad with all of the taco fixings to make a delicious taco salad (great leftover lunch!) and tomorrow you’ll also see that I posted a recipe that gives you another insanely delicious option for this recipe over at Organized Home Organized School. I use Slow Cooker Liners and they make clean up so quick and easy. They are truly my favorite kitchen hack.

This Slow Cooker Taco Meat is the easiest taco meat you'll ever make. It comes together really quickly and tastes delicious! This Slow Cooker Taco Meat is the easiest taco meat you'll ever make. It comes together really quickly and tastes delicious!

The Easiest Slow Cooker Taco Meat Ever!

Source: The Life Jolie

  • 3 large chicken breasts (feel free to sub in a medium chuck roast or pork butt)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (I use low sodium)
  • 1 can of Rotel
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of canola or vegetable oil (though I’ve used less with success).

Place your meat into you slow cooker.

Put all ingredients over the top of your chicken (don’t even bother stirring it).

Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours.

Shred your chicken with a fork (it will shred very easily and quickly) and stir to mix juices.

Enjoy!

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Scott
    April 27, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I’ve made pulled pork in a slow cooker many times, but never into taco meat. I don’t know why I never thought of it!
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      Jessy
      April 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      I LOVE pulled pork in the slow cooker, it’s so good!

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    Wendy
    April 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Tacos are always a meal everyone loves at our house, thanks for this great idea to use the crock pot! Looking forward to trying it.
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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Thank you- I hope you enjoy. We are huge taco fans as well- what’s not to like?

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    Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
    April 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Recipe looks great.
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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Thank you 🙂

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    Christine
    April 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    My stomach is growling looking at those!! Super yummy! Question: what is a can of Rotel? Never heard of that! Thanks for sharing! xox Christine
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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Thank you! Rotel is canned tomatoes and diced green chiles. IT’s pretty delicious and I heard that people like to mix it with Velveeta to make a queso dip but I couldn’t really speak to how that is because Velveeta and I don’t mix haha. At our grocery store, they keep the Rotel next the canned tomatoes not with the Mexican foods so you might want to check both locations. Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

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    yanique
    April 27, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Slow cooker meals are the best since I’m busy through out the day. I can’t wait to try this one. Pinning!
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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

      I completely agree- it’s all about keeping it simple. Thank you- I hope you enjoy! 🙂

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    Jen @ Living in His Way
    April 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    This looks SO good! Pinned!

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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Thank you 🙂

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    Lauren White
    April 28, 2015 at 2:44 am

    I’m all about easy peasy dinners! This is getting added to my list!

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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Me too- I hope you enjoy!

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    Lauren White
    April 28, 2015 at 2:46 am

    I’m all about easy peasy dinners! This is being added to my list!!!!
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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

      I hope you enjoy it- thanks for stopping by!

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    Krista
    April 28, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I love my slow cooker!! These tacos look amazing and it sounds like a great flavor combination, and super easy! Thanks for sharing! Pinned!
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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Thank you- I hope you enjoy!

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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Thank you- Enjoy!

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    Krista
    April 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Those tacos look amazing! I love using my slow cooker and this recipe sounds perfect! Pinning!
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      Jessy
      April 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Thank you- we love it! I hope you enjoy 🙂

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    Brittany Dickerson
    April 29, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I’ve never thought about putting taco meat in the slow cooker! LOVE this recipe!
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      Jessy
      April 29, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Thank you- enjoy!

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    Velaundra{at}Velsworld.com
    April 29, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Those look super yummy! I know my boys would definitely love these.
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      Jessy
      April 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Thank you- I hope they enjoy them!

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    Melissa Vera
    April 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

    This recipe looks so yummy. I am always on the lookout for new crock pot recipes. Thanks for sharing.
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      Jessy
      April 29, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Thank you- I hope you enjoy it!

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    All that's Jas
    May 3, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    That sounds and looks amazing! I’m all about easy cooking. Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things.
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      Jessy
      May 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you- so am I!

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    Kaitie @ Fuchsia Freezer
    May 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

    This looks amazing! Plus it’s a great weeknight meal during the summer when you don’t want to heat up your entire house and have a FANTASTIC meal done by the time you get done!!
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      Jessy
      May 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thank you 🙂 That’s why we love it- easy and delicious!

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