Delicious and Easy Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Nachos

by Olivia

What do you get when you combine two favorites into one? Only the most craveable munchy food in the entire world!

Salty tortilla chips piled high with slow-cooked seasoned chicken, melted cheese, tomatoes, black olives and whatever else your little heart loves on tacos be it shredded lettuce, diced avocado, red onion, black beans, pickled jalapenos – there is no right or wrong – just deliciousness at every turn.

Boneless chicken breasts are slow-cooked in a crock-pot with taco seasoning, onions, garlic and a little chicken broth to keep them moist and juicy. If you never cooked chicken in your crock-pot then you are in for a real treat – they turn out so tender you can cut them with a fork.

Once cooked the breasts are cut or shredded into bite-sized pieces and added back to the pot. If a lot of juice is left in the pot you can cook them further with the lid off to evaporate it off.

For assembly the tortilla chips are laid out on a baking sheet and topped with the chicken, cheese and olives then baked until hot.

The remaining toppings are sprinkled on – your choice of fresh tomatoes, onions, shredded lettuce, diced avocados, black beans, etc. . . along with sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa for dipping and dunking.

They make a great dinner, appetizer for a crowd or movie/game night munchy snack. Plus you can easily adapt the recipe to heat them on a grill for your next barbecue.

Are you craving a delicious and easy-to-make meal that will satisfy your taste buds? Look no further than these mouthwatering slow-cooker chicken taco nachos! Packed with flavor and perfect for sharing with friends and family, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

These slow-cooker chicken taco nachos are perfect for game day parties, movie nights, or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a tasty and satisfying dish. The slow-cooker method ensures that the chicken is tender and flavorful, while the combination of salsa and taco seasoning adds a delicious kick.

Feel free to customize these nachos with your favorite toppings. Add some diced onions, black olives, or even a sprinkle of cilantro for extra flavor. The possibilities are endless!

So why wait? Grab your slow cooker and get ready to indulge in these irresistible slow-cooker chicken taco nachos. Your taste buds will thank you!

Delicious and Easy Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Nachos

Delicious and Easy Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Nachos

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning, or my homemade mix
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • sea or kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 14 - 16 ounces plain salted tortilla chips
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, white or yellow or a mix
  • ½ cup sliced olives
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon snipped scallions

Any other toppings you like:

  • shredded lettuce
  • diced onions
  • pickled jalapenos
  • diced fresh avocado
  • black beans, sprinkle these on before heating

For serving:

  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • salsa


  1. In a 4 quart slow-cooker whisk the broth and taco seasoning together. Stir in the onion and garlic.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and nestle them into the slow-cooker.
  3. Cook 4 hours on high or 6 - 8 on low.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts to a cutting board and let them sit for 5 - 10 minutes.
  5. Cut or shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add them back to the slow-cooker and toss with the juices.
  6. If the chicken is very juicy let it cook on high with the lid off to evaporate some of it off.
  7. On a large baking sheet or 2 medium sheets lay the tortilla chips out.
  8. Drop spoonfuls of the chicken over the chips. Sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Bake until the cheese is melted and the chips are hot 10 - 15 minutes.
  10. Top with the olives, tomatoes and scallions plus any other toppings you like.
  11. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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