Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

 Creamy chicken taquitos with a spicy chipotle kick! An easy slow cooker main dish or appetizer the whole family will love. 

Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

Have you been using your slow cooker lately? I use mine all year round but I aways bust it out a few more times per week when the weather cools off.  Lately I’ve been slightly obsessed with using it for sides as well as main dishes. In the case of these taquitos, it’s kind of killing two birds with one stone because in my book, taquitos make perfect appetizers or main dishes.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

The flavors of these taquitos are amazing. Throwing cream cheese in the slow cooker along with the chicken keep it really moist and add creaminess to the whole thing. If you haven’t used chipotle peppers before, you’re gonna love them. They are spicy, so if you love spice, add a minced pepper or two. If not, just skip the whole peppers and go with the sauce from the can. Oh, and you can find chipotle peppers right by the canned jalapeños at the store. Buy them, use them, now.  The flavor is simply yummalicious, especially in these taquitos!

Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Taquitos
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Creamy chicken taquitos with a spicy chipotle kick! An easy slow cooker main dish or appetizer the whole family will love.
Recipe type: Main Dish/Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 5 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce - see note*)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 16 taco or fajita sized four tortillas
  • 1½ cups shredded cheese (monterey or colby jack cheese, cheddar, or mozzarella, use your favorite)
  • optional: cilantro, jalapeños, ranch or southwest ranch for dipping
  1. Grease the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray. Add chicken, cream cheese, garlic, adobo sauce, and water. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours.
  2. minutes before serving, shred chicken with two forks and mix all ingredients in the slow cooker so they are well combined. Preheat oven to 400 and grease a large baking sheet.
  3. Lay tortillas out on a flat surface. Divide shredded cheese between all of the tortillas. Add shredded chicken mixture to each tortilla (it's okay if there is still some saucy stuff left in the slow cooker, just discard it or pour it over tortillas immediately before serving).
  4. Roll up each tortilla tightly and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until tortillas are lightly browned around the ends and cheese is melty. Serve with ranch or other sauce for dipping if desired. Enjoy!
*Chipotle peppers can be found near the canned jalapeños in most grocery stores. If you like real spicy food, you can add one or two finely diced chipotle peppers in addition to the adobo sauce for this recipe.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Taquitos




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Slow cooker is so versatile and an amazing gadget.. these chicken taquitos looks absolutely delicious.. Can’t wait to try this 🙂

Love this!!!!

Ah! I’ve been waiting to use my little can of chipotle in adobo for something, this just might be it! Yum!

Wow. Those taquitos look AMAZING!!!! And your photography is KILLER!!!! Love this post 🙂 Pinning!!

Can’t wait to make these!

We love taquitos in our house! These look great!

    Well we should get together for dinner then because we have taquitos ALL the time! I never get sick of them. 🙂

Not only do these taquitos look delicious but they are so beautifully captured as well! You definitely have got me craving a couple to devour right now.. pinned!

OMG It’s Look so Yummy Tiffany, Can’t Wait to Make it…

Thanks for the Hard Work and Sharing the Ingredients with us 🙂

Made these last night and they were amazing. So easy, too! Thank you!

    So glad you liked them!! 🙂

Found on pinterest and finally tried yesterday! My roommate and I loved them so much! Had some leftover chicken today and found it great in salad and in just lettuce wraps too! Thanks for sharing! All the best! 🙂

These look great! My question is, could I subsitute sour cream for cream cheese? Thank you so much!
Huge fan here 🙂

    Hi Nicole, you could substitute sour cream and you’ll probably get a similarly creamy texture but the flavor will definitely be different. Could be delicious though! 🙂

Should I cut back on the amount of adobe used when making for kids?

    I mean adobo

    These aren’t too spicy but if you’re worried you definitely could scale back a bit!

What is the sauce on top?

    Hi Amarie, it is a green goddess dressing – you can find it in the salad dressing aisle of most grocery stores!

Love this recipe! For the sauce I made up my own with things I had around the house. I use 3/4 cup mayo, 4 tablespoons of abobo sauce, and a splash of tobasco. Put that over all the tacquitos and top with pepper jack cheese and a sprinkle of Parmesan. I cook in the oven for the time the recipe says and then broil it for the last minute or two. My boyfriend is obsessed with it!

I made this dish two nights ago for myself and my wife. Such a winner! I will be honest and admit I cheated, I do not own a crock pot so I did everything according to the recipe except the “Slow” part. It was amazing regardless. However next time I will try do it in my clay baker?

Thank You for the recipe!