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4 Ingredient Taco Chicken

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This simple 4 ingredient Taco Chicken recipe is just the thing to serve at your next party.

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I believe that you need to serve something that can be considered an entree when you host a party. And at this point, my friends have come to expect a big spread of food when they are invited over. After hosting many parties in the past year, I have learned that the easiest way to feed a crowd is to break out the slow cooker and make this easy 4 Ingredient Taco Chicken.

My recipe for 7 Layer Taco Dip brings together 9 simple ingredients to create 7 delicious layers of taco goodness. The only steps to prepare the dip are mixing sour cream with taco seasoning, mashing avocado with some lime juice, some chopping, and assembly. The hardest part of making 7 layer taco dip is not eating it all yourself.

Since the first item on the menu for my latest party was 7 Layer Taco Dip, I figured that it only made sense to serve tacos too. I made my simple 4 ingredient taco chicken, and kept it warm in the slow cooker so my friends could assemble tacos whenever they wanted. My guests could snack on just one taco, or make a meal out of a few tacos.

4 Ingredient Taco Chicken Recipe - via The Kittchen

At the party I set out a variety of taco supplies including cheese, avocado, lettuce, salsa, and tortillas. Guests also had the option of spooning some of the 7 layer taco tip on top of the tacos too. I added some refried beans to my tacos since in addition to being delicious, refried beans also act as taco glue holding everything together.

How to Make 4 Ingredient Taco Chicken - via The Kittchen

You could use any leftover taco chicken to make a taco pie or a tortilla soup. This is the type of recipe that you can make over and over again, but by adding different toppings to your tacos it will seem new each time.

Or you could use leftovers to make Chicken Chimichangas with a Poblano Cream Sauce – these chimichangas are a favorite among my friends, and the poblano cream sauce has a loyal online following.

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How to make 4 Ingredient Taco Chicken:



1689 cal


141 g


65 g


43 g
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4 Ingredient Taco Chicken

Yields 10

15 minPrep Time

5 hrCook Time

5 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 3 pounds of Boneless Chicken (I used half breast and half thigh)
  • 2 cans of Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis
  • 1 packet of Taco Seasoning
  • about 1 cup of Chicken Broth


  1. Pour the diced tomatoes into the slow cooker. Add the taco seasoning and mix thoroughly.
  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Pour chicken broth over the chicken until the chicken is submerged in the broth and tomato mixture. Stir to combine everything.
  4. Put the lid on the slow cooker and set to low. After 4-5 hours the chicken will be fall apart tender.
  5. Use a fork to remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Shred with two forks.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to scoop the tomatoes out of the sauce, and add to the chicken. Add about 1 cup of the liquid from the slow cooker to the chicken and stir. I discarded the extra liquid in the slow cooker, and returned the chicken to the slow cooker and set to the keep warm setting during the party.

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