Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken for Gluten-Free Tacos

Does the thought of tender, juicy chicken tacos make your mouth water? Look no further! With this easy slow cooker recipe, you can enjoy delicious gluten-free tacos in no time. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a dinner party, these gluten-free shredded chicken tacos are sure to be a hit.

Gluten-free chicken tacos

Versatile and Family-Friendly

Not only can you use this gluten-free shredded chicken for tacos, but it also works well in quesadillas, enchiladas, taco salad, and even on nachos. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a variety of mouthwatering, family-friendly meals. Plus, this recipe yields plenty of portions, making it perfect for meal planning or freezing for later use.

Gluten-free shredded chicken

Health-conscious and Time-saving

As a parent, serving a nutritious and delicious meal to your children is incredibly rewarding. These gluten-free crockpot shredded chicken tacos are not only easy to make but also healthy. By using a slow cooker, you can save time and effortlessly prepare a wholesome dinner. Simply start the chicken in the morning, and by dinnertime, it will be ready to shred and devour. The chicken is so tender that it easily falls apart with a gentle touch of forks.

Ingredients for gluten-free chicken tacos

Notes on Ingredients

To make these gluten-free chicken tacos, you’ll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders. Feel free to experiment with boneless chicken thighs for added flavor. As for the taco seasoning, there are various gluten-free options available, such as McCormick’s or Trader Joe’s mixes. Alternatively, you can create your own homemade taco seasoning. When it comes to chicken broth, opt for a gluten-free brand like Pacific Natural Foods Organic Free Range Chicken Broth.

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Crockpot with chicken, chicken broth, and seasonings

How to Make Gluten-Free Taco Chicken in a Slow Cooker

  1. Pour the gluten-free chicken broth and taco seasoning into the slow cooker.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the broth.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  4. After the chicken has cooked, use two forks to shred it into small pieces directly in the slow cooker.

Crockpot with shredded chicken and two forks

Serving Suggestions

Serve this mouthwatering gluten-free shredded chicken with your favorite corn or flour tortillas. Add your desired toppings, such as sour cream, chopped tomatoes, chopped lettuce, and chopped onions. Elevate the dish with homemade guacamole or pair it with Instant Pot refried beans or canned black beans. The possibilities are endless!

Bowl of shredded chicken with taco toppings

A Crowd-Pleasing Favorite

Looking for more gluten-free chicken crockpot recipes? Check out our gluten-free chicken noodle soup recipe or explore our collection of slow cooker recipes on the Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ blog. If you try these gluten-free tacos and love them, don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating and share your successful substitutions or tips in the comments!

Gluten-free Tacos

Originally published March 2014, updated with all new photos May 2022. Original photo from 2014.