Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

These Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken Tacos are a tropical twist on a Mexican favorite. Classic seasoning is combined with honey and lime for a delicious sweet and tangy flavor you’ll love.

three honey lime chicken tacos on a white plate

These tacos are my new favorite slow cooker dish.  The lime and honey and seasoning make this chicken super flavorful.  It is so versatile and can be used in tacos, nachos, burrito bowls, anything you like!

We love delicious recipes. We also love easy recipes. And, we ALSO love combining different flavors to create unexpected delicious meals. This recipe ticks all three of those boxes and that’s why we love it. That’s why we think you’ll love it, too!

cooked chicken topped with lime wedges

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It’s an incredibly easy recipe perfect for weeknight family meals.
  • The honey and lime adds a tropical twist to a Mexican classic.

🛒Ingredients

chicken breasts, garlic, honey, lime juice, and seasoning on a white marble backdrop

You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. Everything you need is waiting at your grocery store. Easy peasy!

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Fajita seasoning
  • Lime juice
  • Honey
  • Chicken stock
  • Garlic, minced
  • Paprika

🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

This recipe is as easy to make is it is to shop four. The slow cooker does all the work! You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.

Step 1: Combine all the Ingredients

Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker. Then, combine the seasoning, lime juice, honey, chicken stock, garlic, and paprika and pour it over the chicken.

raw chicken in sauce in a slow cooker

Step 2: Cook

Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Then, shred the chicken and return it to the juice in the slow cooker. Serve over tortillas with your favorite toppings.

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add diced jalapenos for a kick of flavor and extra heat.
  • Veggies – 2 hours before the chicken is finished, add sliced onions and bell peppers.
  • Chicken – You can make this with beef, pork, or chicken thighs.

If you love easy Mexican dishes like this, then check out our Instant Pot steak tacos.

three honey lime chicken tacos on a white plate

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Slow cooker
  • Forks or shredding claws

🥫 Storage

Store this in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.

💭 Tips

  • Shred the chicken while it’s nice and hot. Cool meat doesn’t shred nearly as easily.
  • Combine the seasonings and liquid before adding to the slow cooker so all the flavors meld.
  • Feel free to load these tacos up with all of your favorite toppings.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Why do you shred meat while it’s hot?

Hot or warm meat is still pliable and tender, making it easy to shred. When meat cools, it becomes tougher and more difficult to shred.

Do you have to wash chicken before cooking?

No, you don’t. In fact, experts now recommend that you don’t wash it. It doesn’t rid the chicken of any bacteria, and it can spread bacteria all over the kitchen because of splashing water.

Why are my tortillas soggy?

Tortillas absorb liquid, and recipes like this have quite a bit of moisture. Serve these tacos immediately to avoid excess sogginess.

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Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

Slow cooker honey lime chicken tacos are loaded with tender chicken, honey, lime, and fajita seasoning for a tropical twist on the classic.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 198kcal

Equipment

  • small bowl or measuring cup
  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ounce fajita seasoning
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ chicken stock
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Lime and parsley to garnish optional

Instructions

  • To your slow cooker add the chicken breasts.
  • In a small bowl combine the fajita seasoning, lime juice, honey, chicken stock, garlic and paprika.
  • Pour the sauce mix over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken and return to the juice in the slow cooker.
  • Serve on tortillas with your favorite toppings.

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg

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