Hidden Spinach Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos have become a dinner regular in our house.   It’s so darn easy! In the morning,

I will put the following ingredients in my slow cooker- 2-4 pounds of chicken breasts

1-2 Jars of salsa – seriously whatever I have on hand.

1 can of black beans or kidney beans or pinto beans.

And If I have a bag of frozen corn around I am REALLY in business!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are healthy.  They have none of the sodium found in ” taco packets”.  PLUS everyone always LOVES them! Tonight, I decided to make them even HEALTHIER by adding an ENTIRE bag of spinach to the mix.  Now, I don’t really need to hide spinach in food anymore.  My two-year-old is starting to love spinach.  BUT, why not pack more nutrition into our dinner? chickentacos2.jpg Today, I cooked the chicken in the salsa BEFORE putting the mixture in the slow cooker. ( because I got a late start).  But this step is not necessary at all.   After the chicken is cooked, you can help it along by cutting it with a knife.  ( If you place this mixture in the slow cooker first thing in the morning, your chicken should shred on its own.) chickentacos3.jpg THEN I added an ENTIRE bag of Spinach.  I chopped it first.  I find that when you chop the spinach before adding it to meat mixtures, it will get ” hidden” easier.  You will probably still see it a bit.  You will eat it, not realizing its there. chickentacos4.jpg These tacos are SO healthy and So amazing.  Every single time I make this meal I say to my husband Greg ” Why don’t I make this more?”  Because it is truly so easy and healthy.  If you don’t want to add spinach, I bet you could add your favorite vegetable.  I think carrots or zucchini would hide well in this recipe too!



  1. Looks good! I love taco and that is a meal the kids will actually eat.

  2. For me anything with spinach tastes good! Add it with tacos and chicken and imagine the taste to be surreal.

  3. Yum, these look amazing! I will be making them for the family

  4. katrina G

    wow, those look amazing. We love tacos in my house. I could see my kids eating that.

  5. Oh those look great, yummy! Love taco’s!

  6. That looks really good. Love that you hid the spinach in there.

  7. Adding spinach made this taco really healthy and I’m sure, it taste good too.

  8. That’s awesome that you’ve found a way to make tacos healthy!! This is a great share.

  9. I love this dish as this is perfect for parents like me whose kids are not fond of vegetables.

  10. You don’t have to hide it from me. I absolutely love it!

  11. I’ll have to try this, I never thought to put spinach in with the meat, always just chopped lettuce up on top.

  12. Rebecca Swenor

    Looks amazing thanks for sharing.

  13. I like that you put spinach in them. Anything that can be cooked in the slow cooker is great by me.

  14. WOOOW, my kids wouldn’t know the difference!!! 🙂

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