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Easiest Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe!

I am all about easy. And fast. And yummy. 

easiest crockpot chicken recipe at tatertots and jello

With four kids, a husband who travels during the week and a million projects happening all of the time, my crock pot is my best friend.

in the crock pot

We’ve been experimenting with chicken recipes. The easier, the better.

So here is the easiest crockpot recipe we’ve created. It’s my go-to recipe when I need something quick. I almost always have the ingredients.

easiest chicken crockpot recipe at tatertots and jello

And it’s something that can be used in so many different ways. You can use the chicken for delicious tacos, you can use it to make burrito bowls, you can put it on top of salad for a yummy Cafe-Rio-ish meal, add it to spaghetti for a heartier meal with a kick, you can use it to make enchiladas or burritos too. So many different meal ideas.

Our favoite way to make it is for chicken tacos. It’s something every person in our family will eat – even my child who hates Mexican food.

mrs renfros salsa

So here it is. 

4 chicken breasts (frozen or fresh)

1 can of salsa (my favorite is Mrs. Renfro’s) 16 oz.

1 can of sweet corn (drained)

2tsp. Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning

4 limes — 2 limes, freshly squeezed and 2 more for garnishing

1 can Green Chilis (4.5 ounces)

mrs dash fiesta lime

  • Place chicken in the crock pot on high, combine the other ingredients and pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on high 6-7 hours if the chicken breasts are frozen, 4-5 hours if the chicken breasts are fresh.
  • About an hour before serving, shred the chicken with two forks in the crockpot. 
  • For chicken tacos, serve with warm tortillas, fresh chopped tomatoes, fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa. 

easiest shredded chicken crockpot recipe at tatertots and jello


Plus, it’s even better the next day, warmed up. Yay!!


I really like the Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning – it has no salt or sodium. I also use it when I grill corn. I just put the cob in foil, add some olive oil, the Mrs. Dash seasoning and wrap it up and grill it. It’s very good. Plus, it’s great on popcorn too.


What is YOUR favorite easy meal to prepare??

Let us know in the comments. And if you have blogged about it, leave us a link – so we can come over and see YOUR recipe!! 


Have a Delicious Day! 


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PS — I am over at Riley Blake today – sharing some festive Patriotic Pillows!

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  1. I made this recipe for the first time last week and had guests drop by, Grandson and his Mom, everyone enjoyed it. Set up a taco bar and was so pleased with the taste , this one is a keeper. Besides I love my Crockpot and most everything that comes out of it!!! Thank you, anymore great tasting crockpot recipes please send them my way!

    Thanks again,

    Crockpot Suzi

  2. Katie Comer says:

    I just put all the ingredients in my crock pot, minus the green chiles because I didn’t have any at the moment. But it smells delicious!!! Can’t wait to eat dinner tonight with my husband and daughter!

  3. I could not find the Mrs Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning. Any substitute ideas?

  4. Shautel Walker says:

    What is a good substitute for the corn?

  5. Hi, my problem trying a similar recipe was the amount of liquid at the end. watery leading fajitas. how does this turn out, or any tips? thanks Liz

  6. Suzi Owen says:

    Ok how do I print this recipe without all the ads etc. ??????

  7. Lauren Nguyen says:

    Sounds yummy!! Is it spicy with the green chiles? My husband and I like spicy foods but not so sure about my 1 & 3 year olds.

    • Hi Lauren —

      the green chilis are really mild. I have a daughter who hates Mexican food and she loves these :)


  8. Thank you for posting this recipe – looks yummy and easy. I’m a new blogger and I’m finding my time is stretched a little, easy is what I’m looking for.

    • Hi Margaret!

      Yes!! I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make and my whole family loves it. Saves me tons of time!


  9. I love the sight of just about anything covered with flesh cilantro. These tacos look great!


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