Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos are our favorite easy family dinner recipe! Top with mango, cilantro, black beans, and cheese for the perfect BBQ Chicken Tacos.

platter of honey bbq chicken tacos made in a slow cooker

With how much I love tacos, you would think I would be able to post on #TacoTuesday once in a while! The most popular recipe on The Cookie Rookie are these Chicken Tacos…and ever since I made them I’ve wanted to come up with more flavors! But alas…I miss it every time! That’s okay because this recipe could be satisfying any day of the week. So delicious, so simple, and loved by all!

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos make an appearance at our house on the regular, Taco Tuesday or not!

It’s one of those easy slow cooker recipes that can be heated up easily, requires very little cleanup, and is great for both kids and adults. Win win win!

Making Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos

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You guys know I’ve LOVED working with Old El Paso this year. Such an honor to create recipes with such a quality and versatile brand. My favorite place to shop for all my (pantry full of) Old El Paso products? Target of course! I love that I can shop for home goods in one aisle, clothing just a stone’s throw away, and all my grocery items just down the hall. Genius.

With Target’s Cartwheel app I can stay up to date with all the latest deals in an easy and convenient way, right on my phone while I’m shopping. Again, GENIUS. Be still my heart. I got these Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Taco Shells at Target and I ALWAYS have them on hand at our house. You never know when I might whip up some Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos!

overhead photo - Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos on a round platter

Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos made in a crock pot

Leading up to Cinco de Mayo, this is one of my favorite easy recipes perfect for my favorite holiday! Topped with cilantro, mango salsa, and cheese (of course).

Tacos just don’t get better than these Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos! Delish to the max!

Make these Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos for Taco Night! Check out the full Taco Tuesday Guide for more tips, ideas, and recipes.


platter of Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos

round platter of Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you love these tacos as much as we do! Be sure to check out the Target Cartwheel app, where you can find all the best deals on everything from clothing to Old El Paso! Click HERE to learn more. AND…be sure to hop over to Instagram where I’m hosting a quick $100 Target gift card GIVEAWAY!!! Good luck!

Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos Recipe:

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Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 5 mins
Mango salsa recipe inspired and adapted from Gimme Some Oven , one of the very best!
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 18 ounce bottle BBQ Sauce just use your favorite
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 8 Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Taco Shells
  • 8 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups mango salsa ingredients below
  • 1 cup cojita cheese or feta
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
For Mango Salsa
  • 1 ripe mango peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • juice of one lime
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the mango salsa and refrigerate in a sealed container. (It's also great on chips!)
  2. Place chicken in a slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, combine bbq sauce, honey and brown sugar.
  4. Pour sauce over the chicken and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3 1/2 hours, covered.
  5. Use two forks to shred the chicken.
  6. To assemble the tacos, add one slice of cheese to the bottom of each Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Taco Shell. This will help to keep them crispy.
  7. Spoon 3-4 tablespoons chicken into each shell. Top with a tablespoon of corn, beans, and then 2 tablespoons of the mango salsa. Top with cojito and cilantro and serve!
  8. Enjoy!

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Teri Giese
Hi talented one!ROOKIE?RIIGGHHTT!CUZ I love ya so much,and also as am like 400 e-mails behind,AND since I printed this 1 even prior to reading the recipe...It is pinned on no less than 10 of my pinterest boards.Like could NOT decide on just 1 category,nor forget to share on the group boards!Your photography has always been so awesome,always gets repins!But seriously?YUMMO!
Susie Gall
These look amazing, Bec! Dad said, "Wow, I want to eat these tonight!" Great work!!
Malinda @ Countryside Cravings
These look amazing!! Extra bonus points for this being an easy reheat and low mess meal!!!
Keith @ How's it Lookin?
They look great. The mango salsa sounds tasty, thanks for sharing
Cannot. Stop. Drooling. Seriously, these look AMAZING! And I love the ease of the slow cooker! A must try, for sure!
love all of these flavors individually, have never made them together in a taco! Great idea, should go well with these tacos! Also love black beans in tacos, love mango too so thank you for all of this!
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