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fraiche living crockpot salsa verde chicken tacos
5 from 2 votes

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Easily done in the crockpot, these Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos are full of yummy Mexican flavours, simple ingredients, and melt-in-your-mouth tender chicken! Serves 4-6 people.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chicken, Crockpot, salsa verde, tacos
Servings 4
Author Fraîche


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (around 4 breasts)
  • 1 16 oz jar Salsa Verde
  • 1 127 ml can green chilis
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • small tortillas (flour or corn)

Optional Taco Toppings

  • pickled red onions
  • sliced avocado
  • lime wedges
  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • jalapeño slices (pickled or fresh)
  • fresh cilantro


  1. Place chicken into slow cooker/ crockpot. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cilantro, garlic and taco seasoning.

  2. Pour over the jar of Salsa Verde and canned green chilis. Cover and cook on low heat 4 – 5 hours or high heat 2 – 3 hours or until chicken is tender and cooked through. 

  3. Remove the chicken from slow cooker, leaving sauce in the crockpot. Shred the chicken on a cutting board with two forks, then return to slow cooker. Toss together and let it rest on warm heat 10 minutes - 15 minutes or until ready to eat! Taste and adjust any seasonings before serving with the tortillas and other topppings.