Cream Cheese and Chicken Slow Cooker Tacos

Andy Anderson !


This dish does not take long to prep, and it will sit happily in the slow cooker and become one of the tastiest dishes you have had in a long time.

You can use it as a dip with chips, or roll it up for tacos… Up to you.

So you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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8 Hr
15 Min


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2 medium
chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, about 1 pound
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 large
jalapeno, seeded, ribs removed and diced
salt, kosher variety, taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 oz
cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 c
filtered water


1 Tbsp
fresh dill, finely chopped
2 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lemon (or lime) juice


1 c
colby cheese, shredded
10 medium
flour tortillas, 6 inches (15cm) in diameter

How to Make Cream Cheese and Chicken Slow Cooker Tacos


  • 1Gather your ingredients.
  • 2Dice the jalapeno.
  • 3Chef’s Note: When Chef Herrick told his students to dice anything, he expected it to be so perfect, you would be able to use them at a Las Vegas craps table.
  • 4Add all of the slow cooker ingredients to bowl of your slow cooker.
  • 5Set on low for 8 hours… and then take a nap.
  • 6Chef’s Note: You could do this on high for 4 hours; however, the flavors have a better chance of blending together on low… Low and slow is the way to go.
  • 7After 8 hours, remove the chicken breasts and shred them by hand, or using two forks.
  • 8Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
  • 9Add the dill, and lemon juice.
  • 10Cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  • 11Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  • 12Place about a 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in the flour taco.
  • 13Roll up tightly and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 14Repeat for the other tacos.
  • 15Add the Colby cheese to the top of the tacos.
  • 16Place into the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and bubbly.
  • 17Remove from the oven and serve with some sour cream, or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy.
  • 18Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Cream Cheese and Chicken Slow Cooker Tacos

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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