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 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey

For the toppings:

  • 3 cups fresh pico de gallo
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced and seeded
  • ¼ teaspoon dill
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon 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!


  • Make the cream sauce in advance. The creamy jalapeno topping tastes even better when it's had more time to chill. I like to prep the sauce the night before I make the tequila chicken tacos.
  • Heat your tortillas. For best tasting tacos, warm the tortillas in a dry skillet on medium heat for a few seconds per side. It makes a difference!
  • Storing leftovers. Store the chicken in an airtight container in the fridge separately from the toppings and tortillas. Enjoy leftovers within 2- 3 days.
  • More serving suggestions. This chicken is delicious on more than just tacos! Try it on salads, in burritos, or in a bowl over rice.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 taco

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 769mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 37g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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