Try this easy and delicious Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos on your next Taco Tuesday. Stuffed with Sweet and spicy chicken, crunchy Onion, peppers and fresh cilantro. The Smokey Chipotle pepper adds a lot of flavours and makes it a real Mexican treat.
I have a long list of recipes, that I want to try. Every time I strike off a recipe, I add few more to it. So it never comes to an end. Two such items on my list were ‘Tacos’ and ‘Recipe with Chipotle’. After I made this recipe, I happily struck off those two from the list. And I also added a couple of more new recipe ideas, after tasting this amazing Slow cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos.
Tacos are so easy to make and one of our favourites. But every time we craved for Tacos, Chili’s was our goto place. I really don’t know, what was stopping me from making Tacos at home. They are the easiest dinner one can make.
All you need is your favourite taco shell, stuffing ( chicken, fish, mushrooms… the options are endless) and some toppings. It is ready in 15 minutes if you have prepped your toppings.
This slow cooker Honey Chipotle chicken is perfect when you want to prepare taco stuffing ahead of time with minimal effort. Chicken is slow cooked for hours in a delicious Mexican sauce, so it is juicy and tender. A perfect dump and forget kind of dish.
Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce makes the chicken real Mexican. This sauce is the star ingredient in this recipe. The spicy and smoky sauce is balanced with honey.
What is Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce?
You would get this sauce canned. It is basically Jalepano peppers in a sauce. Smoked and dried Jalapenos rehydrated and caned in a tangy sauce of tomatoes, garlic and other spices.
The sauce is smoky, rustic and has a great depth of flavour. This sauce can be added to a lot of things. Make a salad dressing, Barbeque glaze, Soups, dips or toss it with some rice. As a point of caution let me tell you, this sauce is really addictive. So always keep a couple of canes handy.
I ordered mine from here. After using half in this recipe, rest of the peppers I ground to a paste, transferred to ice trays. This is for the first time I tried this freezing method, after reading from here. I will let you know how it tastes when I use them next time.
The Chicken Stuffing itself has so much complex flavour, that kept the toppings simple. I Just added chopped onions, bell peppers and fresh cilantro. The chicken was juicy and moist, so I didn’t feel the need for any extra dressing. If you like, you can add any of your favourite sauce on the top.
After making tacos, I still had some chicken left. I made a Mexican rice bowl, with Rice, Slow cooked Honey Chipotle Chicken, Onion, peppers, Avocados. It was just fabulous. So What are you waiting for??? Make a big batch of this and have a stress free week.
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- 3 Boneless Chicken Breast
- 3-4 Whole Chipotle Peppers
- 2 tbspn Adobe Sauce from the cane
- 3-4 tbspn honey
- 2 tspn Minced garlic (or 1 tspn Garlic Powder)
- 2 tspn Cumin Powder
- 1/2 to 1 tspn chili powder (or Chipotle Chili Powder)
- Corn/ flour tortilas
- Chopped Onion
- Diced Bell Peppers
- Fresh Cilantro chopped
- Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 2 hours.
- Using two forks, shred chicken breasts. Cook for another 30 minutes.
- To assemble, toast flour or corn tortilla.
- Put the Shredded chicken stuffing, top it with chopped Onion, diced peppers and fresh chopped cilantro.
There was a lot of liquid in the slow cooker at the end of 2 hours. So I removed cooked Chicken breast in a bowl. The sauce cooked for another 1 hour on high and reduced to desired consistency. Then I added shredded chicken back to the cooker. Cooked on high for 30 minutes.
To speed the process you can reduce the sauce on the stove top as well.