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Slow cooker chicken nachos

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Last week I really fancied chicken nachos! I decided to pop the chicken and the veggies in the slow cooker, then I only needed 10 minutes preparation for serving up. This is such an easy recipe so here is my slow cooker chicken nachos recipe – hope you enjoy it!

I’m a real fan of using my slow cooker, as my regular readers will know. Being able to pop a delicious meal into my slow cooker is so convenient for us as a family.

We don’t have to eat at a set time and if we are running late for dinner time we can just put it on ‘keep warm’. So convenient. 

If you want to get straight down to making these slow cooker chicken nachos then head to the end of this post to see my recipe card.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for other slow cooker recipes then be sure to check out my Easy slow cooker recipes (UK recipes).

Slow cooker chicken nachos

Ingredients for slow cooker chicken nachos

Slow cooker chicken nachos - The ingredients

350g chicken breast

3 mixed peppers

2 red onions

One can of chopped tomatoes

15ml tomato puree

1 tsp cajun seasoning

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp mild chilli powder

3 garlic cloves

Salt & pepper

1/4 tsp sugar

Air fryer tortilla chips in an air fryer basket

Method for slow cooker chicken nachos

Spray your slow cooker with spray oil.

Chop and place the veggies in the slow cooker.

Slow cooker chicken nachos - Pop the veggies in

Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato puree.

Slow cooker chicken nachos - Add tomatoes and tomato puree

Measure out the spices and pop them in. Add your garlic (chopped or crushed).

Mix together.

Add the chicken breast to the top.

Cook on high for 4 hours.

Slow cooker chicken nachos - Add the spices

Shred the chicken breast using a couple of forks and mix it into the cooked vegetables it was sitting on top of.

Slow cooker chicken nachos - shred the chicken
Slow cooker chicken nachos - finish by adding the chicken back in

Serve on tortilla chips. Why not make your own tortillas and turn them into tortilla chips? This is SUPER cheap!

Serve with sour cream, guacamole & nacho cheese sauce. Alternatively just sprinkle on grated cheese – as I did!

Slow cooker chicken nachos


Products I use when I make my slow cooker chicken nachos:

A basket of air fryer french fries

Not sure what to have with nachos?

Want to make the meal stretch a little further? Take a look at my what to serve with fajitas post! It is packed full of great ideas.

Do you need to spray a slow cooker?

It really depends on the recipe, I would say yes for this one, as it just doesn’t have a lot of liquid, and you want it to cook well without sticking.

Air fryer fries in a basket with ketchup

Slow cooker chicken nachos recipe:

slow cooker chicken nachos

Super fluffy, tasty, saucy chicken nachos made in the slow cooker.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, nachos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 240 kcal


  • 350g chicken breast
  • 3 peppers red, green and yellow
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 15 ml tomato puree
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chilli powder mild
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • spray oil


  1. Spray your slow cooker pot with spray oil or even rub with a small amount of oil.

  2. Chop your vegetables up and place them in the slow cooker pot.

  3. Add in the tinned tomatoes and the tomato puree.

  4. Add your spices.

  5. Combine well.

  6. Place the chicken breast on the top. 

  7. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  8. Shred the chicken breast using a couple of forks and mix it into the vegetables. 

  9. Serve on the top of tortilla chips. Or with your choice of side!

  10. If you like it then serve with sour cream, guacamole & nacho cheese sauce.

  11. Add grated cheese. 

Recipe Notes

Calories do not include tortillas/tortilla chips.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Like this recipe for slow cooker chicken nachos? Why not try some of my other slow cooker recipes:

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Slow cooker chicken curry

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Slow cooker beef casserole

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Easy slow cooker chicken casserole

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