Make taco night easy night with these Crockpot Chicken Taco Bowls! Made naturally gluten free with homemade low sodium taco seasoning and layered with fresh vegetables, this low calorie dinner is one everyone will love especially the cook! Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Happy almost Cinco de Mayo! Did you know Cinco de Mayo isn’t actually a Mexican holiday? Nope! It’s totally American. In fact, when I worked in Mexico the Mexicans always made fun of us gringos for celebrating a “Mexican” holiday because it wasn’t actually one of their holidays. Any excuse to eat good food is a cause for celebration in my book and you’ll be celebrating after you hear about this simple crockpot masterpiece I have for you today!
This is another one of those I-make-all-the-time recipes, but have never gotten around to officially putting on the blog. I seem to have a lot of those. There’s just always something else to cook! The struggles of a food blogger.
The best part about this recipe (other than it’s so simple your kids could make it) is that it’s made with homemade taco seasoning. Are you buying store taco seasoning? Stop now! They’re packed with sodium and other yucky additives. Plus it’s super easy to make your own at home and I’m willing to bet you already have all the ingredients you need in your pantry. They’re in there just dying for you to do something with them so why not put them in your Crockpot Chicken Taco Bowls? I’m saving you money, time and health here!
I love meal prepping this on Sunday’s when I know I have a crazy week ahead of me. The recipe makes a lot which is perfect on busy weeks so I don’t have to worry about cooking dinner. You can also make this early in the morning before heading to work. Just toss everything in the crockpot, set to low. This is key to making the chicken extra tender.
When you get home, all you do is assemble your Crockpot Chicken Taco Bowls by plating it over brown rice or lettuce. I like topping mine with freshly squeezed lime, cilantro, Greek yogurt, blender salsa and a mound of lettuce. Then you do a little happy dance as you enjoy your homemade Crockpot Chicken Taco Bowl. This is mandatory of course!
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Crockpot Chicken Taco Bowls
For the Chicken:
For the Homemade Taco Seasoning:
- Salsa lettuce, cilantro, Greek yogurt or sour cream, avocado, rice, lime
- Place chicken breasts on the bottom of the crockpot in an even layer. Add bell pepper, salt, pepper, seasonings then cover chicken with chicken broth making sure the chicken is just covered in the liquid. Set crockpot to low and cook 6 hours.
With a wooden spoon, break up chicken breasts in the crockpot to shred it. Add black beans to the crockpot cook on low another 30 minutes.
- Assemble bowls, add optional toppings and devour!
1 serving equals 1 cup.
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Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Do you use your crockpot for taco night?
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