Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with Pico de Gallo

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Easy Home Cooking Contest Recipe Winner 2018 – Grand Prize Winner!

Local ingredients turn this Mexican inspired family favourite into a super meal filled with colour and flavour your kids will love.  Using a slow cooker means that you can prep this dish ahead of time and have it ready for you when you get home.
Bianca, in Wembley Alberta, makes this fusion inspired dinner for her family of picky eaters – who always clean their plates when this is in on the table.                                       

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 4


Dried oregano leaves

2 tsp (10 mL) 

Chili powder

1 1/2 tsp (7 mL)

Ground cumin

1 tsp (5 mL)


1 tsp (5 mL)

Salt 1/2 tsp (2 mL)

1/4 tsp (1 mL)


1/4 tsp (1 mL) 

Boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 lb (454 g)

Onion, sliced


Diced canned tomatoes

1 1/2 cups (375 mL)

Corn kernels

1 cup (250 mL) 

Jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped


Garlic cloves, minced


Lime juice

2 tbsp (30 mL)

Whole wheat flour tortillas

8 small

Avocados, mashed


Pico de Gallo:


Tomatoes, diced 2
Small onion, diced 1
Lime juice 2 tbsp (30 mL)
Salt 1/4 tsp (1 mL)
Parsley or cilantro, chopped 2 tbsp (30 mL) 


  1. In a small bowl, combine oregano, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle chicken with half of the spice mixture to coat evenly; set aside.
  2. In a slow cooker, stir together onion, corn, tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic, lime juice and remaining spice mixture. Place chicken on top; cover and cook on High for 3 hours. 
  3. Remove chicken and chop; return to slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. 
  4. Pico de Gallo: Meanwhile, stir together tomatoes, onion, lime juice and salt. Stir in cilantro and set aside.
  5. Spoon out chicken mixture into tortillas and top with mashed avocado and Pico de Gallo to enjoy.

Nutrition information per serving: 

Calories: 424 kcal

Protein: 34 g

Fat: 18 g

Carbohydrate: 38 g

Fibre: 13 g

Sodium: 566 mg 

Calcium: 103 mg

Iron: 4 mg

Last Update – January 29, 2018

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