Shredded Chicken Burritos (in the Crock Pot)

This meal comes together almost like magic because the chicken is prepared in the crock pot!
shredded chicken burritos

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As a busy wife, mom, blogger, and DIYer who works part time, it's a great day when I serve my family a nutritious, delicious meal. I consider these easy chicken burritos a total win!

I created this recipe out of desperation one day...and it's been a favorite ever since! It even uses frozen dump it all into the crock pot in the morning...and have a tasty meal with minimal prep at dinner.

Here's the recipe and instructions...keep reading for a printable 4 x 6 recipe card.

Crock Pot Chicken Burrito Ingredients:

 *Note: if all you have is a packet of Taco Seasoning, that will work just fine
  • about 1 cup of chicken broth
  • Optional: half a 14 oz jar/can of salsa verde or green enchilada sauce (if I have it in the house I'll use it; if I don't, then I leave it out).

This recipe is very flexible as you can see! Try it out a few different ways to see which one your family prefers. Or simply use what you have in the house.


How to make easy crock pot burrito chicken

Add your frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot and shake seasonings over top. Don't worry about your chicken being in one big clump! It will separate as it slow cooks.

add ingredients to crock pot

It will look just like this...a big lump of frozen chicken with spices on top!

Pour the chicken broth and salsa verde or enchilada sauce (if using) on top.

Put the lid on your crock pot and let the chicken cook on HIGH for about 8 hours. If you know you'll be gone longer than that, use LOW heat.

The smell will make your mouth water and your tummy growl, guaranteed!!

When the chicken literally falls apart when you poke a fork in it, it is done; shred it with 2 forks and mix it well with the juices.

Turn heat on crock pot to 'Warm' and get the rest of your meal together.

Additional Ingredients

I like to use chopped parsley or cilantro, lime wedges, avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa as garnishes. We've also served these with a side of beans (either refried, black or pinto).

prepping dinner

(I slice my avocado as shown above, then scoop it out with a spoon).

Here's a quick way to prepare your tortillas...

Turn burner to High and let pan heat up.

Add a tortilla and flip with tongs from side to side until hot and slightly puffed 
(takes just a minute so have plates at the ready). You could also wrap in tin foil and keep warm in a low oven.

Set up a burrito station

You have to heat the tortillas one by one, but if you have a 'burrito station' set up with cheese, salsa, avocado and other toppings, you can pass a plated tortilla off and continuing heating while everyone fixes their burrito the way they like it!

flip tortilla

Easy and delicious chicken burritos with almost no work!

chicken burritos meal

We hope you enjoy this chicken recipe! Let us know if you try it.

Click here for a printable 4 x 6 recipe card

(please note that you may have to adjust paper settings in your printer to 4 x 6)

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shredded chicken burritos

This is one meal where my daughter actually licks her plate clean, lol! Kid approved!

I hope you try this simple but delicious meal. You won't be sorry!

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  1. This will be our dinner tonight! I've been craving Mexican food since last week!

    {{big hugs}}
    ~ Ashley

    1. Awesome Ashley, you will love it :) I could eat Mexican every day, it is up there with my favorite food ever! Hope you enjoy :)

  2. We had chicken enchiladas tonight for dinner - I too could eat Mexican food every day. Good stuff. My husband texted me this afternoon and offered to make his special recipe. Now that wasn't a hard one to say, "Yes!" to. Remember the Beefy Tostatas Taco bell used to sell? Those are one of our faves. We get the hard shell flat tostada shell at Aldis when they have them. Easy and so good!

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    1. Thank you so much! They are amazing, I hope you try the recipe ☺

  4. Yum! Love this! Throw it together and deliciousness occurs. Thanks so much for sharing with SYC. Pinned.

    1. Gotta love the magic that happens in a slow cooker! Thanks for the Pin Jann :)

  5. These sound so yummy! They look amazing. I'd love to make these, I don't eat a lot of red meat so this is perfect! I'm pinning it!

    1. Thanks Leslie, they are a great chicken option and really simple... The crock pot does all the work! So glad you stopped by ☺

  6. Yummy!! Thank you for sharing I am going to try this one for sure. Your photos are lovely by the way. Glad I found you on Pin Junkie Party today. xoxo

  7. These burritos look so simple and delicious. I would be honored if you would come by and share at Foodie Fridays going on now. Hope to see you there.

  8. Stopping by to let you know I featured this delicious recipe on Foodie Fridays tonight. Hope to see you there!

  9. These sound absolutely delicious. Thank you, for sharing this.



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