Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Chicken Chalupas

HH went to the grocery store for me the other day.  Sweet.  I asked him to get me a small package of  boneless skinless chicken thighs…

“You know what they look like right?” I asked…”Yeah, yeah…no problem” he said

He came home with 2 family packages of boneless chicken breasts.   14 of the biggest chicken breasts I have ever seen! Each package was over $20! All this to say, we are well stocked with chicken!  I broke down the packages into 2 and 3 breast portions and wrapped and froze them for future use.

A great thing about using a slow cooker is that you don’t have to defrost the meat  😅


I put 3 frozen boneless breasts in a sprayed slow cooker and sprinkled them liberally with taco seasoning.  Then poured in a jar of peach salsa and a dash of orange juice.  Forget the tomato, that’s for later   😉

After 4 hours it looked like this


Low heat, 7-8 hours and dinner’s ready!


It shreds in seconds, it’s so tender


I used small flour tortillas and gave them a quick fry in a scant amount of olive oil

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Then top with chicken, cheese, onions,  tomatoes anything you like!

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Add lettuce and more salsa, sour cream or salad dressing

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Set out the toppings and let everyone make their own

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This is a great family meal, even 3 year old Big E will eat this.  He loves tomatoes and lettuce, but his brother just wants chicken and cheese.  No problem, have it any way you like~

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You can also spread the tortilla with a layer of warm refried beans before filling and add avocado or guacamole

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The real star of this easy peasy family meal is the chicken~ simmered in a slow cooker with salsa and taco seasoning, it is tender, full of flavor, and ready to shine in tacos, salad, sandwiches, anything you want!


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Cook on High 4 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Slow cooker, Tex-Mex
Servings 6


  • slow cooker


  • 3 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar peach salsa about 2 cups
  • 2-4 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 12 or 16 small flour tortillas, quick pan fried in a little oil if desired
  • grated sharp cheddar Monterey Jack, Monchego, Pepper Jack or Mexican blend
  • chopped tomato
  • chopped onion
  • shredded lettuce
  • refried beans sour cream, salad dressing, guacamole optional toppings


  • Spray or line slow cooker.
  • Add chicken and sprinkle liberally with taco seasoning.
  • Pour salsa over chicken and add orange juice.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred.
  • Place chicken on tortillas and add toppings of choice. Makes 12-18 chalupas, 2 or 3 chalupas per serving.
Keyword chicken, chicken chalupas, slow cooker, tacos, Tex-Mex dinner
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You could also use this chicken instead of beef to make a Perfect Taco Salad

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14 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Chicken Chalupas”
  1. Loving going through your slow-cooker recipes! I’m not a big cook during the summer, but I do love to try my hand at new recipes on those cool fall days & winter nights. I’ve got lots to try from your collection. (BTW, I’m coming to the coast this week and my friend and I are going to check out that store you recommended. Can’t wait to see it.)

    • Thanks Joanne, be sure to let me know what you think, and what you buy!! I am trying to stay out of there for a while, they should rename the store to “Oh, So Tempting!” >

  2. rattlebridge farm says:

    The colors and flavors of late summer are captured in this inventive recipe. And how wonderful will this dish be in Autumn? I’m in! You are a culinary genius!

  3. Lynn says:

    Gotta love it when guys go shopping:@) The good news is, most everyone likes chicken, this sounds good!

  4. Mary says:

    I had to chuckle at your hubby’s chicken purchase Jenna 🙂 What a flavorful recipe for an easy fiesta for summer without heating up the kitchen. Bring on the slow cooker recipes!

  5. You prepare the most amazing dishes, Jenna! This looks great!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    This is my kind of recipe, we will just love it and I can’t get it in the slow cooker fast enough. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. mmgmom says:

    This looks so yummy. Thank you for giving me another recipe for my crockpot. I am so happy that you shared this link on #HomeMattersParty and I hope you will come vack and share again.

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations Jenna!
    Your recipe is featured in The Top Ten on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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