Taco Chicken

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Taco Chicken

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Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 whole, raw chicken (mine was 2kg approximately) *do not cook from frozen*
  • 1 x 35g taco seasoning powder packet


  • Place chicken directly onto base of slow cooker, breast down
  • Make 8-10 piercings over the chicken with a sharp knife tip
  • Sprinkle 2/3 of taco seasoning over the chicken and rub into chicken and into cuts on the chicken
  • Sprinkle remainder of seasoning on chicken to finish
  • Cook on AUTO for 4hrs
  • Lovely served with salad and optional dollop of sour cream


  • I spooned some of the cooking juices over the chicken 2-3 times during cooking
  • Auto cooks for 2hrs on high then it becomes low
  • If you don't have auto you could alternatively cook it on LOW for approx 5hrs
  • Breast down cooking makes for a moist chicken breast when served
  • I use two egg flips to get under each end of the chicken to lift it out when cooked
  • You could cook it on a trivet or in a chicken sling if you prefer

9 thoughts on “Taco Chicken”

  1. We tried this for the first time last night and it is the most delicious slow cooked chicken that I’ve ever had πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ In fact this has become our new family favourite and it’s so very easy to make! An added bonus is there are so many sides that can be served with this πŸ‘Œ Thanks for sharing another of your brilliant recipe creations Paulene Christie with us. We all absolutely loved this 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  2. Sounds wonderful Paulene, is there anything else I can rub on the chook instead of the taco seasoning as I can’t eat chilli. Thank you in advance. Cheers Deborah.

  3. I had this last night after a very busy day .. delicious so moist , I also basted in the juices a couple of times I did it on low for 4 hrs then panicked and popped it on high for the last hour had it with a char grilled warm potato salad my son took leftovers for his dinner tonight and he doesn’t usually do leftovers

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