Slow cooker Greek chicken tacos! Why has it taken me so long to think of this? Slow cooker tacos are a weekly occurrence in my house, plus I have a deep, deep love for anything with Mediterranean flavors, so it felt like a no-brainer. I also had some extra greek seasoning sitting on my counter so I couldn’t resist using up every last drop 😉 That stuff is AMAZING, (recipe below & more recipes to use the seasoning in below too!).
This recipe could NOT be any easier, either! I’m talking 5 minutes of work in the morning, let your slow cooker work all day, and then just get your toppings ready when it’s dinner time! It’s the perfect weekday meal when you just can not. Anyone else deal with hours of traffic? Sometimes I just refuse to turn on my oven after work, so just getting some toppings out of the fridge is my kind of dinner prep. And for me, ideal toppings in any Greek food situations are:
- red onion
- black olives
- tzatziki sauce
- mint & dill
But you do you, boo. Let’s get to what you’re here for: the recipe!
- 1 lb. boneless chicken breast or thighs
- ¼ cup Greek Seasoning (recipe below)
- 1 lemon
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 cup full-fat plain greek yogurt
- 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced small
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, minced
- 6 pita rounds, for serving
- Hummus, for serving
- Tomato slices, for serving
- Sliced red onions, for serving
- Sliced black olives, for serving
- Crumbled feta cheese, for serving
- Fresh mint, for serving
- Add chicken, Greek Seasoning, 2 Tbsp of olive oil, and a splash of water (chicken stock works too) to your slow cooker. Set to "high" heat for at least 3 hours, or on "low" heat for at least 7 hours. You can always leave it in longer.
- Meanwhile, make the tzatziki sauce. In a small bowl, combine the greek yogurt, the juice of half a lemon, 1 Tbsp. of olive oil, half of the diced cucumber, minced garlic, minced dill, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- When the chicken is done cooking, shred the meat with two forks and stir in the juice of half a lemon.
- Using a hot skillet or a gas stove burner, warm the pita bread on both sides, getting some char marks here and there.
- To build tacos, spread hummus and tzatziki on the base of the pita bread, and top with shredded chicken, more cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, olives, feta, and fresh mint.
Other recipes to use up that Greek Seasoning below the recipe!