- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon each ground cumin, seasoned salt and pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon each white pepper, ground chipotle pepper and paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 9 cups torn romaine
- Optional toppings: sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomato, sliced green onions and ranch salad dressing
- Mix seasonings; rub over chicken. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add broth. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender (a thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°).
- Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred with two forks. Serve over romaine; top as desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad
"Wonderfully simple and simply delicious! I cut the salt in half and used iodized salt. I've made double recipes twice using the chicken in the salad, tacos, over polenta, tossed with spiralizer zucchini...delish!"
"This was WONDERFUL! I did make a couple of adjustments to use what I had on hand, so used taco seasoning instead of the chili powder and cumin and I did add sliced onion and bell pepper along with the chicken. Also, used minced chipotle in adobo because I didn't have the ground version. Cooked it on low for about 3 hours and it was perfect. The chicken was SO tender - and was similar to the stewed chicken you'd get in a Mexican restaurant. I did add a bit of kosher salt at the end to taste. We used it for soft tacos. Next time, we'll try it in a salad.....and there will be a next time! Thank you for sharing this recipe! It's super easy and it's a keeper!!"
"Love this recipe! I always appreciate slow cooker dishes that can just be "dumped" in minus a lot of prep work. I also like that I can make a decent salad for myself while my husband and kids can make tacos instead - not to mention that the extras freeze well for another meal."
"Fantastic exactly as is! I also made this a second time as well, using stewing beef rather than the chicken. I increased the time by a couple hours for the beef and it was delicious."
"A crockpot is a lifesaver and makes this dish super easy! Plus, the end result, with all the toppings, makes for one beautiful taco salad. My friends raved about this when I served it up for our book club!"
"My husband raved about this recipe. I loved the chicken!"