Taco Chicken


November 16, 2015

Taco Chicken 5 0 5 2
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6


1 whole, raw chicken (mine was 2kg approximately) *do not cook from frozen*

1 x 35g taco seasoning powder packet


1Place chicken directly onto base of slow cooker, breast down

2Make 8-10 piercings over the chicken with a sharp knife tip

3Sprinkle 2/3 of taco seasoning over the chicken and rub into chicken and into cuts on the chicken

4Sprinkle remainder of seasoning on chicken to finish

5Cook on AUTO for 4hrs

6Lovely served with salad and optional dollop of sour cream


1I spooned some of the cooking juices over the chicken 2-3 times during cooking

2Auto cooks for 2hrs on high then it becomes low

3If you don't have auto you could alternatively cook it on LOW for approx 5hrs

4Breast down cooking makes for a moist chicken breast when served

5I use two egg flips to get under each end of the chicken to lift it out when cooked

6You could cook it on a trivet or in a chicken sling if you prefer

Submitted by Paulene Christie


7 Reviews

Alison odonnell

March 14, 2022

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

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 17, 2021

This was a Continental brand pasta and sauce in creamy bacon carbonara – our fave πŸ˜‰


November 17, 2021

Paulene, what pasta did you serve to complete your meal please

You could try something like dry french onion soup mix, or similar
Or your favorite herbs and seasonings

Curley Deb

March 21, 2021

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.

Rachel Fisher

October 25, 2020

Easy and yummy. We had it for dinner and then on lunches

Jodie Leemhuis

November 1, 2019

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 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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