Slow Cooker Tequila Chicken Tacos Recipe

Looking for a fantastic dinner idea? These Tequila Chicken Tacos are made in the slow cooker and topped with fresh pico de gallo and jalapeno cream!

These Tequila Chicken Tacos are made in the slow cooker and topped with fresh pico de gallo and jalapeno cream!

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Going out to dinner with me, you can always count on me to order tacos. Usually my choice would be Fish Tacos. Mainly because I love the sauce and fixins they put on it!

So today, instead of fish tacos, I’ve got a delicious Tequila Chicken Taco recipe. Here’s the best part…the chicken is made in the slow cooker and simmers away all day long.

I used my pico de gallo recipe to add some fresh toppings to these tacos!

And a homemade jalapeno cream sauce gives this dish that “bite” you want!

These Tequila Chicken Tacos are made in the slow cooker and topped with fresh pico de gallo and jalapeno cream!

After one bite, I may have told my husband “I’m a genius”. And I may have said “these are restaurant quality and better”!

And now, I think he will never take me out to dinner again.

Kidding. I hope. I really need to get my ego in check, or I’ll be in charge of dinner until the end of time!

To help you get this dinner on the table quickly, I suggest you make the pico de gallo ahead of time. Even the night before would be fine! Then in the morning, get everything in your crockpot. I’ve said it before…but I love my Ninja . Of all the slow cookers I’ve ever used, this one is by far my favorite!

I would also make the jalapeno cream in the morning or the night before. It will give the flavors time to mingle! And we all know, mingling is a good thing!

If you prefer, you can add lettuce and tomato. Or avocado. But this combo is truly my favorite. Fresh, delicious, and now I’m craving this dinner again!

These Tequila Chicken Tacos are made in the slow cooker and topped with fresh pico de gallo and jalapeno cream!

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Tequila Chicken Tacos recipe:

Yield: serves 8

Tequila Chicken Tacos

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Easy, slow cooker Tequila Chicken Tacos with a fresh pico de gallo and jalapeno cream topping!


For the chicken:

  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp honey

For the toppings:

  • 3 cup fresh pico de gallo
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced and seeded
  • ¼ tsp dill
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • tortillas


  1. In a large slow cooker, place chicken breasts in bottom. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, tequila, garlic salt, ginger, cumin, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and honey. Whisk together and pour over chicken.
  2. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Prepare pico de gallo ahead of time to serve on tacos.
  4. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, jalapeno, dill, paprika, cumin and chili powder. Whisk until fully blended. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or more.
  5. To serve: shred chicken in large chunks. Place in middle of tortilla. Top with fresh pico de gallo and spoon some jalapeno sauce over the top. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 taco

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 770mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 37g

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These Tequila Chicken Tacos are made in the slow cooker and topped with fresh pico de gallo and jalapeno cream!

Today’s recipe for Tequila Chicken Tacos was originally published on Shugary Sweets on April 30, 2015 and has been republished in August 2018.

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Posted on August 1, 2018

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  2. I wish you could have seen my face when I scrolled to the picture, lol. These look amazing! We’re in the never-ending move right now, but I’m so incredibly ready to get back into planning legit meals. No offense, to pizza rolls, but I think we’ve all had enough of that. These are definitely on my menu!

  3. Aimee, I just found this recipe on Pinterest (suggested to me by Pinterest 😉 and it sounds so yummy! Do you think the chicken and sauce would freeze well (separately of course)? I seem to have developed a second job cooking and freezing for the child who’s away at college 🙂

    1. You can definitely freeze the chicken. I would make the sauce fresh though! So glad you found me 🙂

  4. Oh I love Mexican food, these look fantastic Aimee! I can’t wait to try this! 

  5. These tacos look amazing and you are a genius!! 🙂 If the hubby won’t take you out, just refuse to make dinner. Throw a tantrum. It always worked with the kids, right? Lol. I would love these for dinner tonight!! 

  6. Could you suggest a substitute for the tequila? I don’t cook with alcohol, but these do sound delicious.

  7. Totally wish I had a couple of these bad boys right now! Love the tequila spike 🙂

  8. These tacos sound delicious! Usually I just do basic shrimp tacos, but I can totally get behind these flavorful chicken ones.

  9. I love making tacos using my slow cooker and am always looking for new flavor combos so this sounds great!

  10. I seriously love any dish that you can make in a slow cooker! What a time saver! I call my slow cooker the “magic time machine”.  You just put the ingredients in, walk away, and return later to find an amazing flavorful meal! I love your make ahead tips, those are so helpful for me since I work two jobs – definitely got to plan ahead! Great recipe!

  11. I love tacos a lot too, but I almost never order them out because we eat them all the time around here!  Love the flavor combo you have going on in these colorful tacos.  And that jalapeño cream sauce…YUM!!!

  12. I think I could eat ANYTHING that has jalapeño cream sauce on it!  Starting with these tacos sounds like the best plan though.  🙂

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