Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken Tacos
Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken Tacos recipe with avocado and peanuts made right in the crock pot for an amazing and easy Thai dish for summer!
Do you remember the Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos that I made a while back? Well, consider these Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken Tacos as sort of Thai version of those tacos.. and it’s no secret that Thai flavors are a favorite mine lately! Tacos are a regular thing at my house so I was excited to switch up the flavors with these babies and I think you will love them as much as we did. OH, and get ready for ALL Mexican food ALL the time next week on Wishes and Dishes. That’s right, a whole week of nothing but Mexican dishes, so consider this a little sneak peak. I’m so excited for it!
This is fantastic idea for tacos that perfectly brings together a Mexican concept and Asian flavors…two of my absolute favorites! I loved the sweet-flavored peanut chicken, crunchy peanuts, cilantro and lime juice paired with the lightness of the fresh tortillas. To be honest, the peanut sauce is the component that really stole the show as far as flavor. Peanut sauce is seriously the king of all sauces in my world! I’m convinced that it can make just about anything taste better.
These Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken Tacos are filled with flavor, and a breeze to make! I also loved the bright, vibrant colors in these. You have just got to love a quick meal that only LOOKS complicated. Enjoy!
- 2 chicken breasts or thighs, boneless and skinless
- 1 cup Thai peanut sauce
- ½ cup coconut milk or chicken broth
- 12 small tortillas
- 2 avocados, sliced
- ½ cup sweet onion, diced
- extra peanut sauce, to taste (optional)
- ¼ cup peanuts, coarsely copped
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- cilantro to taste, torn
- 1 lime, sliced into wedges
- Mix the peanut sauce and coconut milk and place it in the slow cooker along with the chicken and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until cooked through.
- Remove the chicken from liquid and shred.
- Spoon the warm peanut chicken onto the tortillas, assemble the tacos by adding the other ingredients in any order and squeeze some fresh lime juice on the top. Roll up like a burrito and enjoy!
It’s almost bedtime and I’m extremely hungry, between your cookie recipes and now this! Dang it… now all I’ll think about before I sleep is food! haha.. Looks mouthwatering Ashley! And slow cooking is always a good thing in my book! No heat in the house and no babysitting –yay! 🙂 Have a great rest of the week.
I love slow cooking in the summer!
Hooray for meals in the slow cooker! I keep saying that I need to use mine more often, and this recipe sounds like a great way to start things off!
Same here – I am making a point to use mine more!
These look incredible, Ashley!! Going to make these for sure – love these slow cooker recipes! Oh and I am SO excited for Mexican week next week. As a Texas girl, I can never get enough!
One can never have enough Mexican food!
I’m going to definitely make these and I have been craving tacos like crazy! Great job Ashley!
Ermahgerrrd, the peanuts, the sauce, the avo.. everything about this is screaming my name! Tacos are such an awesome dinner. So easy and so yummy!
Yes they sure are! LOVE tacos
Such an easy dish to throw together with amazing flavors!
Thanks, Christina! It definitely was easy!
Love the combo of Mexican and thai flavors! Your tacos look divine Ashley!
Yum! Ashley, I love how creative you are! My family would gobble these up for sure. I’m putting this on my grocery list for the menu. You rock! (Pinning!)
Aww thank you so much Gloria! You’re the best!
Great dish! I love Thai and I love tacos – great to merge the two together! This looks so tasty and wonderful – thanks so much. (P.S. Got the Red Jacket juice! Thanks again.)
Thanks John! So glad you received your juice!
a week full of only Mexican food….oh u r so lucky…these tacos look absolutely terrific, yummm 🙂
Thank you so much!
These look great! I need to use my slow cooker more often!
Same here, Kara! It’s too easy not to use often! 🙂
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