Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with Slaw and Spicy Mayo

2017 is the year that I have fallen in love with homemade chicken tacos. I finally attempted them myself and they’re amazing, my first attempt were these slow cooker chicken tacos with slaw and spicy mayo (say that 5x fast).

Homemade chicken tacos topped with zesty coleslaw and spicy mayo. These are so easy to make! Pair with homemade tortillas and it's heaven.

Chicken Tacos

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Homemade tortillas are so easy to make!
Before 2016, I have never had a real taco. I only knew of what came out of a box. I never knew that those tortillas and corn shells were not what real tortillas tasted like. Total food liberation.

I recently shared how to make corn tortillas, so be sure to check that out. It’s super easy, homemade corn tortillas only take 3 ingredients (one being water).

Crockpot shredded chicken for chicken tacos

These homemade chicken tacos are crazy easy.

Simply add the chicken breasts to a crockpot, top with a little salsa and seasoning and let it do it’s thing. An optional step is to crisp up the chicken my adding the pulled chicken to a lined baking sheet and baking for 20-25 minutes.

Pulled chicken tacos

Note: 30 minutes in the oven is too much. As you can tell with the above photo, the chicken was a little too crispy. Still edible, and delicious, but I recommend cooking it a little less (and pay attention to the oven instead of watching TV, don’t ask me how I know).

Crockpot Chicken Tacos with Coleslaw

Slowcooker chicken tacos

Yummy yummy yummy, I’ve got tacos in my tummy.

I topped the chicken tacos with zesty coleslaw (my favorite is Disneyland’s Coleslaw recipe) and a spicy mayo. I loved how the chicken was mildly flavored. The vinegar base of the coleslaw brightened up the tacos and the spicy mayo just brought it home.

Is flavour town trademarked by Guy Fieri? Because I’m using it here.

Homemade Chicken Tacos

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

It seems as though there are more steps than a typical recipe here on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen but I promise you: these chicken tacos are so easy to make!

TBK’s Pro Tip: Use a tortilla press if you’re making homemade tortillas. It speeds up the process, and they’re inexpensive.

I made this chicken taco recipe using this recipe for homemade corn tortillas.

Tacos with slaw and spicy sauce

Supplies I used for these chicken tacos

Another tasty (and similar) recipe is this one for easy chicken tacos. Check it out!

Crockpot Chicken Tacos
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Chicken Tacos with Slaw and Spicy Mayo

These chicken tacos are the bomb dot com! Simple chicken roasted in the slow cooker and crisped in the oven topped with tangy slaw and spicy mayo. Yum!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken tacos, slaw, spicy mayo
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 240kcal


Chicken Filling

  • 5-6 chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Spicy Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup Valentina Hot Sauce


  • Add the chicken breasts, salsa, salt, and pepper into a slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Transfer the meat out of the slow cooker, and place on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.
  • Spread around the foil, top with chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and salt.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • While the chicken is crisping up, mix together the coleslaw, and spicy mayo sauce. For the spicy mayo, simply add as much as you would like. If you like spicier foods, add more hot sauce!
  • Make the homemade tortillas, or prep the store bought ones.
  • Arrange your tacos: tortilla, chicken, coleslaw, and spicy mayo!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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Yummy chicken tacos!

6 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with Slaw and Spicy Mayo”

  1. I’m confused, cook on high for 4-5 minutes? Should that be 4-5 hours? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    today as I am stuck home waiting for the furnace guy I thought I would test this recipe out. Will let you know how it goes over

  3. 4 stars
    Stumbled upon this recipe today and boy am I glad I found it. I made this for a small group including kids and everyone loved it. All the flavors work perfectly together. I did as the author suggested and made the slaw ahead of time and I added avocado and tomato as toppings. This recipe is going into regular dinner rotation. 

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