I am back with another Crock Pot recipe that is super easy and a winner on taste! Are you like our family who has taco night almost every week? I am always on the hunt for a new twist on our tacos, so I came up with this recipe today, and couldn’t wait to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it!
Ingredients for Crockpot Chicken Santa Fe Tacos
- 1 whole chicken
- Garlic salt, ground pepper
- 1- 16 oz jar of salsa
- 1- 15 oz. can of black beans
- 1- 4 oz. can of chopped green chilies
- 1- package of taco seasoning
- Tortillas of choice. Corn or flour
- Taco toppings: grated cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream (whatever your family likes)
*scroll down for cooking instructions
How To Cook Chicken Santa Fe Tacos
- Place whole chicken in Crockpot, add 1-2 cups of water.
- Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper.
- Cook chicken on high for 4 hours, or until chicken is fork tender and falling apart.
- Remove entire chicken from Crockpot and place in a pan or large bowl. (I used two large spoons to lift the entire chicken out)
- Pour out all chicken liquid from Crockpot.
- Pull chicken off of bone and place back into empty crock pot.The chicken will be hot, but this was super easy with a fork, and I hardly had to use my hands at all. Be sure to keep some of the chicken in large chunks. ( don’t shred it all up)
- Discard the skin, bones and fat.
- Add salsa, black beans, green chilies, and taco seasoning and 1 cup of water to the chicken.
- Stir all ingredients gently together. Don’t over mix.
- Cook on low in Crockpot for an additional 45 minutes to heat through and let flavors blend.
- Serve in tortillas, with grated cheese, tomato, lettuce, & sour cream
*This Santa Fe Chicken Recipe will also work great for chicken enchilada filling. I will be making those next!
**These tacos can be made gluten free if using corn or GF tortillas. Just make sure you use a GF taco seasoning and the rest of the ingredients are already gluten free.
I hope you and your family enjoy this fun taco recipe and let me know if you give it a try.
I am linking this post up at Women Living Well