Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Taco Recipe

These crockpot buffalo chicken tacos have been a regular on our menu for quite a few years now. Long before we were in the RV, I made them.  The crockpot aspect makes these tacos one recipe I make several times a month.  This recipe feeds a crowd and is great for leftovers.

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As you read the ingredients you’ll notice there is no blue cheese.  I’m sorry but blue cheese makes me want to hurl so it’s not included.

Also, the dressing mix I use for the chicken is my homemade dry italian dressing mix, (recipe below also).  It may sound strange to mix these ingredients together but trust me…it works and it works well.

If I’m being super healthy, I use plain greek yogurt in place of the ranch for the topping.  I prefer ranch dressing through.

Serve these tacos with a salad and you’ve got a super-delicious easy HEALTHY meal.

If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, this meal is a Satisfying  (S) meal, when you include ranch dressing and full fat cheese.  To make it a Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull (FP), omit the butter (in the crockpot) stick with 1 low carb tortilla, low-fat cheese, & fat free Greek yogurt.

Italian Dressing Mix

  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 pkg truvia (or a tsp of sugar or substitute)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil

Mix all of the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Tacos

  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp dry italian dressing mix, (you can also use a pre-made mix such as Good Seasons)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Tortillas
  • colby jack cheese
  • lettuce, (optional but I prefer to do without)
  • ranch dressing (you can also use plain greek yogurt)
  • Texas Pete hot sauce, NOT optional

Directions

Place the chicken breasts in a 5 quart crockpot.  Sprinkle italian dressing mix over chicken and squeeze lemon on top.  Place pat of butter on top of chicken and cover.  Turn crockpot to low and cook for 8 hours.  Shred chicken with 2 forks when they are finished cooking.

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Heat tortillas in a skillet just to soften them.

ole-low-carb-tortillasAdd chicken to heated tortilla.  Top with cheese, dressing, and Texas Pete.

 

Enjoy!

This recipe has been linked up at Gwen’s Nest and Stacy Makes Cents for Trim Healthy Tuesdays.

 

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Comments

  1. Julie, these look yummy!
    We’ll have to try it.

  2. These sound like perfection! I love buffalo chicken anything but haven’t tried making it in a crock pot. I bet these disappear pretty quickly once they’re on the table (if they even make it that far :). Totally pinning to try! Stopping by from Trim Healthy Tuesdays 🙂

  3. Wait – you love your crock pot and you hate blue cheese? We’re twins. Totally twins. Thanks for linking at Trim Healthy Tuesday!!!

  4. Looks scrumptious!! What needs to be changed to make this an E meal?

  5. Is the serving size while following THM just one tortilla with the filling? If it would be only one for me, could my husband sensibly have 2? Still learning the ropes and making sure my husband gets full (that’s his one requirement:)

    • I would say that 1 should be pretty inline with THM Kelly…if you need to eat more to fill up, I’d recommend a salad or more filling.

  6. Okay, so go very light on the cheese to make it an E meal, do you mean low fat cheese or use very little cheese, or both? ha! New to THM. Also, never heard of Texas Pete Hot Sauce. I hope I can find it in my parts. 😉

  7. for thm S can we use Kraft Italian mix? 0 fat and 1 carb…

  8. Hi! I am completely new to THM and still trying to get a plan together before we dive in next week. I was wondering if you just put the filling over a salad and ditch the tortillas all together how would that change things? Would it still be an S or would it change to an E?

    • Hi Tori. If you made those changes, it might be a FP, (without the cheese and going very lightly on the ranch). THM ladies…correct me if I’m wrong.

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