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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Tacos with Simple Slaw

Skip the bun and have your BBQ in a tortilla! These Simple BBQ Chicken Tacos are slow cooked and topped with a creamy simple slaw. Slow cooker tacos are a win every time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts
  • c BBQ sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper small diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp cracked pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt, more or less to taste

For the Simple Slaw:

  • 4 c cole slaw mix
  • ¼ c mayonnaise
  • ¼ c Greek yogurt (sour cream will work as well)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cracked pepper
  • ¼ sea salt
  • ¼ c chopped cilantro


  • Place chicken into slow cooker and season with garlic, sea salt and pepper.
  • Add pepper and onion and then cover with BBQ sauce.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • When chicken is cooked through, or before serving, using two forks, shred the chicken as it should pull apart easily. Add extra BBQ sauce to thicken up if desired.
  • Stir to allow to soak up the extra sauce and allow to cook for about 15-20 more minutes. During this time, toss all ingredients together to make the slaw and chill for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve with your other favorite taco toppings and enjoy!


Nutrition facts based on chicken and slaw only.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg