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Chicken Crockpot Taco Bowls

Updated on January 14, 2014
Chicken Crockpot Taco Bowls
Chicken Crockpot Taco Bowls | Source
5 stars from 1 rating of Chicken Crockpot Taco Bowls

So my friend Shelby came over and wanted to make something she called Taco Bowls.

She brought all sorts of wonderful ingredients over, all of the typical ingredients for tacos, including chips and queso, and we went to work.

I asked her permission to take pictures and post the finished recipe when we were done, and she was delighted with the idea.

We dumped the thawed chicken, our tomatoes chopped into small pieces, our black beans, corn, salsa, garlic, and all of our seasonings into her large crock pot and set it for high.

We had a blast hanging out and having fun together all day long, surrounded by the delicious smells of all of these delightful ingredients cooking together in the kitchen.

8 hours later, when my husband got home from work, we put our rice and water in my rice cooker for about 20 minutes.

We served out our rice into bowls, and then the delicious mixture brewing in the crockpot, after stirring it all up of course, and then topped our bowls of yumminess with our chosen toppings.

My husband loves sour cream, whereas I love all of the veggies. I think we all put shredded cheese and more salsa on top and chowed down.

Yummy! Yummy!

Taco Bowl Ingredients
Taco Bowl Ingredients | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 15 min
Yields: Serves 8 to 10 people 1 cup of "taco" mixture


  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans
  • 1 (15oz) can whole corn
  • 1 (16oz) jar salsa
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups rice
  • 3 cups + 1/4 cup water
  • optional shredded cheese
  • optional chopped tomatoes
  • optional shredded lettuce
  • optional sour cream
  • optional salsa


  1. I would start by thawing your chicken. Expect to let this cook for an entire day before serving it.
  2. While thawing, open and dump your black beans, liquid and all, into your crock pot.
  3. Next open and dump your corn in. Feel free to add the liquid from this too. It won't harm anything.
  4. Chop your 2 large tomatoes into small pieces and add these to your crock pot.
  5. Pour your entire jar of salsa into the crock pot with the rest of your ingredients.
  6. Peel, crush, and finely dice your garlic cloves before adding them into your pot.
  7. Next add all of your seasonings. Your chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and taco seasoning should all go in.
  8. Finally, add your thawed chicken breasts, whole, and 1/4 cup of water for good measure.
  9. You'll want liquid in your crock pot to cook all of your ingredients together. Make sure your chicken is nice and covered with liquid and other ingredients.
  10. Turn your crock pot to high and cover it.
  11. It will cook for about 8 hours. Sometime near the end of cooking, you'll want to open it up and shred your chicken.
  12. Just before it's time to eat, pour your 2 cups of rice and 3 cups of water into a rice maker. If you don't have one, you'll want to get ahold of one as they are so wonderful!!
  13. The rice will cook for about 20 minutes.
  14. In the meantime, chop up your tomatoes and lettuce. Set them aside in separate bowls.
  15. You'll also want to grate enough cheese for all of your guests to pile it on top of their taco bowls.
  16. Finally, set out sour cream and salsa, chips and even queso if you prefer for serving with your taco bowls.
  17. To serve, spoon out rice into your bowl, then stir and serve out your taco bowl hot mixture.
  18. We set all of our toppings out on my Lazy Susan in the middle of my dining table and everyone had the ability to top their bowls with anything they liked.
  19. Yummy! Yummy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup of "taco" mixture
Calories 536
Calories from Fat162
% Daily Value *
Fat 18 g28%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Carbohydrates 59 g20%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 34 g68%
Cholesterol 84 mg28%
Sodium 592 mg25%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Personal Review

This all in one dish was amazing!!

I think we all stuffed ourselves way past capacity, even going back for seconds because it was so good.

If you's prefer to use something other than chicken, you could use hamburger instead, chopped up steak, pot roast, or even pork. They would all be delicious!

If I did anything different, I would serve this instead in literal taco bowls made of flour or corn tortillas. My husband had a problem with calling them taco bowls when they weren't actually serve in taco bowls. lol

We will definitely be making these again!

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Awesome! I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for your wonderful comment. :)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      I love crockpot meals, they're so easy. This looks great, I'm going to give it a try next shopping day.

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Great! It was super yummy! We are big fans of anything using Mexican food ingredients around here. :)

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      Chris Thompson 4 years ago from United States

      Absolutely genius. I think this is going to be dinner for me tomorrow night :).

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Me too! But next time we are going to actually put them in tortilla taco bowls. lol My husband can't stop talking about it. :)

      This was delicious and very filling! Enjoy!!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Your recipe sounds just delicious! I love those crockpot recipes... they are easy (usually) and very practical!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      taco bowls, great invention.