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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos - chicken thighs are cooked all day in a salsa verde sauce for easy yet amazing tacos.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Chicken thighs are cooked in the slow cooker in a tomatillo and pasilla pepper mixture, then served up in tortillas for these Tomatillo Chicken Tacos.



  • 1 cup jarred tomatillo salsa
  • 2 pasilla peppers, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1216 (6-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 2 avocados, diced


  1. Combine the salsa, peppers, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a slow cooker. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper, then place in the salsa mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on low until the chicken is cooked and tender, 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker to a cutting board and shred the chicken using 2 forks. Return the chicken to the slow cooker, then stir in the cilantro and lime juice.
  4. To serve, fill each tortilla with the chicken mixture and top with diced avocados.