Slow-Cooker Chile-Orange Chicken Tacos

Slow-Cooker Chile-Orange Chicken Tacos

2 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019

A taco night favorite! Boneless chicken breasts cook low and slow in a chipotle-orange sauce until they're pull-apart tender, then are paired with a fresh avocado-orange salsa.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup frozen 100% orange juice concentrate
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 orange
  • ¼ cup finely chopped white onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed
  • 3 cups thinly sliced cabbage


  • Prep

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  1. Place broth, orange juice concentrate, chipotle, adobo, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place chicken in a 4-qt. or larger slow cooker and season with salt. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on Low until the chicken is tender and can easily be pulled apart with a fork, 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Let cool slightly.
  4. Carefully transfer the cooking liquid to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced to ¾ cup, about 15 minutes. Return the sauce to the slow cooker.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare salsa: Zest orange, then peel; chop the segments. Mix onion, cilantro, lime juice, the orange zest, and the chopped orange in a medium bowl. Add avocado and toss gently until just combined.
  6. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken. Return it to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the sauce. To serve, divide the chicken among tortillas and top with cabbage and the salsa.
  • Equipment: 4-qt. or larger slow cooker

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tacos
  • Per serving: 331 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 6 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 62 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 373 IU vitamin A; 45 mg vitamin C; 116 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 199 mg sodium; 557 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (75% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

Reviews 2

May 08, 2019
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By: Allison
My husband made this for us and it turned out amazing. The flavors really popped. I know he added some pepper to the chicken and a little extra cilantro, but I don't think he changed anything else. We plan on using the same ingredients to make shrimp tacos, but obviously a different method of cooking.
January 27, 2019
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By: EatingWellSouthernStyle
Very delish!!! Time consuming and many ingredients...This meal will take some planning and time.....that is the only reason I gave it three stars! Most ppl truly do not have this type of time to make a dinner.
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