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Crockpot Chicken Nachos

Last Updated on January 13, 2023 by Allison Lancaster

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Are you looking for an easy crockpot meal that makes a great dinner any night of the week? These Crockpot Chicken Nachos are the perfect supper plan when you’re craving Mexican food.

It’s one of my favorite recipes right now because they are so easy to make and delicious. They are something the entire family will love!

What’s Great About This Crockpot Chicken Nachos Recipe

Crockpot creamy chicken nachos is one of the first recipes that I shared here and it has stood the test of time.

It’s still one of the most shared recipes to date and I know why- with only 7 ingredients, it’s easy on the wallet as well as a family favorite. This budget-friendly chicken nachos recipe is one that will quickly become a family favorite recipe for years to come!

Some people wait until the fall to pull out their slow cooker, but I use mine year-round. With two little ones running around, it’s the only way we get dinner cooked some nights.

Not to mention it’s kid-friendly and great for leftovers for lunch the next day.

crockpot nachos with shredded cheese on white plate

Watch How to Make This Easy Recipe!

Ingredients you will need for Crockpot Chicken Nachos:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Salsa
  • Taco seasoning
  • Chicken broth
  • Tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese

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Equipment you will need:

How to make these creamy chicken nachos:

chicken and salsa mixture in slow cooker
  • Add chicken to the crockpot with broth and seasoning.
  • Cover and cook on high.
  • Add salsa and cook a bit more.
  • Shred chicken breasts with forks
  • Add the queso and more salsa.
  • Top tortilla chips with mixture.
  • Add shredded cheese if desired.

How Do I Store Taco Nachos?

Store the mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat them, pop the cheesy chicken into the microwave or warm it on the stovetop.

Add the crockpot nachos mixture to the tortilla chips and you have a quick and easy way to feed your family when they get home from school, work or just need a delicious snack on the weekend.

You can make the chicken mixture ahead of time too, which makes it even easier to pull together at dinnertime!

Can I Use Rotel?

Yes! If you want spicy nachos, add a can of Rotel tomatoes (diced tomatoes with green chilies) that would be a great addition to these crockpot chicken Rotel nachos.

How Else Can I Use This Mixture?

You can use the mixture on regular tacos as well! Simply follow the instructions and just add the taco chicken mixture to the taco shells.

Crockpot Taco Chicken Nachos on white plate

It also would make a great filling for chicken enchiladas. J

ust use the mixture instead of beef or chicken and add it to the tortillas before you roll them up.

Ladle the mixture over rice for a great easy dinner your family will love, too!

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Nacho Topping Options

There are so many possibilities when it comes to toppings for your chicken nacho dish.

You can keep it classic with just shredded cheese and diced tomatoes, or get adventurous and add green onions, black olives, jalapeno peppers, or avocado.

The sky is the limit!

Who would have thought you could make nachos in a crockpot, right?

So if you’re looking for a great crockpot dinner that will have everyone asking for seconds, give these easy crockpot chicken nachos a try.

What did you think of this recipe? What are your favorite toppings?

Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing from you!

Crockpot Chicken Nachos FAQ:

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about this viral recipe.

What if my mixture turns out runny?

There could be a variety of reasons for this. Things such as chicken that has been frozen for a while, salsa with a high water content, etc. To fix this simply cook your mixture in your slow cooker on high for 30-45 additional minutes, stirring frequently. If you’re in a hurry you can simply drain off any excess liquid.

Do I have to use a certain kind of salsa?

No, this is a completely personal preference! I prefer mild salsa while my husband prefers hot salsa so we settle in the middle for a medium salsa. I do recommend using a name brand or high quality salsa so you don’t have a lot of water content in your mixture.

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Crockpot Chicken Nachos
Yield: 4 people

Crockpot Chicken Nachos

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Are you looking for an easy crockpot meal that makes a great dinner any night of the week? These Crockpot Chicken Nachos are the perfect supper plan when you’re craving Mexican food.


  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Cups of Salsa Mild, but you can use medium or hot, if you prefer
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Salsa Con Queso
  • 1/2 Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1 8 Oz. Bag of Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese


    1. Place chicken breasts in crockpot
    2. Add chicken broth
    3. Cover with taco seasoning
    4. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour
    5. Add half of salsa
    6. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally
    7. Shred chicken
    8. Add the remainder of the salsa
    9. Add salsa con queso
    10. Stir mixture together
    11. Cook on low for 30-45 minutes. If your mixture has too much liquid, cook on high in 10-minute increments, stirring occasionally until the texture is to your liking.
    12. Place approximately 10-15 chips on a plate
    13. Add the chicken mixture on top of chips
    14. Add shredded cheese (any amount that you desire) to top of the nachos
    15. If you would like to melt the shredded cheese, you can place the nachos in the microwave for 30-35 seconds


If you prefer to put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook all day, you can. Just cook on low for 6-8 hours!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 558Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1860mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 37g

Kelli Slaughter

Sunday 27th of June 2021

I made this a few weeks ago and mine was soupy as well. It was super good though. My son ask me to make it again today, and I'm going to, but could you make it with some kind of steak instead of chicken.

Thanks Kelli

Amber McMillion

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Found this on Pinterest and I'm so excited to try it tonight! I also got excited when I saw your blog name because I live in Lancaster, PA and thought maybe you did too-haha!

Allison Lancaster

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Aww thank you so much! Let me know how you like it!! And no :( I get that alot though! I need to visit Lancaster PA sometime! My last name is Lancaster though!!

Teri Johnson

Saturday 9th of January 2021

Looks delicious! How many servings would you say this recipe serves?

Allison Lancaster

Saturday 9th of January 2021

I would say 4 adults :)


Thursday 7th of January 2021

Cook* all day


Thursday 7th of January 2021

Is there a way to let it cool all day on low while at work instead of adding stuff every so many hours?

Allison Lancaster

Friday 8th of January 2021

Sure! Just add all of your ingredients in and cook on low for 6-8 hours!

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