A new take on the traditional taco chicken this Slow Cooker Balsamic Taco Chicken brings new flavor for Taco Tuesday.

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Taco Chicken is the perfect simple and flavorful taco meat!

I’m going to take you back to the semi traumatic day that brought this new recipe to life. Remember last month when it was Milo’s birthday and Matt had to work, but then Mom came to the rescue and subbed in for the family day. Well during all the craziness of adapting some plans to still make the day enjoyable and fun for Milo we decided to have lunch at a new spot I had never been before, love testing out new restaurants. 

The chicken had the classic taco flavors with the underlying balsamic tastiness that gave the chicken the perfect savoriness that kept me wanting more. Once we got home all I could think about was recreating the chicken to have over bowls (Yes, I’m back in my bowl ERA.)

I settled on the crockpot to allow the balsamic to tenderize the chicken and maximize my activities throughout the day and still have a delicious dinner on the table. The next decision was how to achieve the traditional taco seasonings, a quick check in the pantry yielded a taco seasoning packet: perfection.  These two differing flavors bring out distinct spices to ramp up traditional taco chicken to soo much more. 

If you aren’t a big crock pot fan feel free to use your instant pot of this Balsamic Taco Chicken.

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Taco Chicken is the perfect simple and flavorful taco meat!

You might need more slow cooker/ instant pot recipes, once you start using it its hard to stop:

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken

Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese & Zucchini Noodles

Instant Pot Creamy Dijon Chicken

Instant Pot Five Spice Beef Stew

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Taco Chicken is the perfect simple and flavorful taco meat!

Be sure and make this recipe and repost when you do so I can see how amazing your bowls turn out.

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Taco Chicken is the perfect simple and flavorful taco meat!

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This Slow Cooker Balsamic Taco Chicken is the perfect simple and flavorful taco meat!

Slow Cooker Balsamic Taco Chicken


  • Author: Kelsey

Description

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Taco Chicken is the perfect simple and flavorful taco meat!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 packet taco seasoning*
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a slow cooker.
  • In a bowl or pyrex measuring cup, combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, taco seasoning & salt and whisk to combine.
  • Pour mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
  • Cook on high or 3-4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  • Shred with 2 forks and stir with sauce.

Notes

  • *any taco seasoning you like, I love Siete!
  • You can use frozen chicken breasts too!