5 from 4 votes

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Quick and easy shredded chicken tacos recipe that makes a simple 30 minute meal. Packed with Mexican flavors and can be made on the stovetop or slow cooker.
Servings: 8 people
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Finely chopped onion
  • 1 pound Boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp Taco seasoning can be adjusted according to your preference
  • Salt and pepper to taste optional
  • ½ cup Water or chicken broth
  • 8-10 Hard tacos
  • Toppings of your choice (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, salsa e.t.c.)


  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink and onion is golden brown.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning, salt, pepper and water or chicken broth. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the cover and cook until water is reduced and chicken is cooked through, making sure to stir every few minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and use two forks to shred the chicken.
  7. Fill your taco shells with shredded chicken and your choice of toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To make crockpot or slow cooker shredded chicken, just dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover lid and cook on high for 2 hours. Timing may vary depending on the type of slow cooker you use.

Nutrition Facts
Shredded Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.