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Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken Tacos with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 460kcal


For chicken:

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup Sriracha sauce
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 10 taco sized flour tortillas for serving

For salsa:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups (about 12 oz) diced pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ jalapeno pepper finely diced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For avocado sauce:

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 small avocado pitted and flesh scooped out
  • ½ jalapeno pepper ribs and seeds removed
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


For chicken:

  • Place chicken, Sriracha, pineapple and lime juices in slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 until chicken is fully cooked through
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with forks
  • Add as much of the juice from the slow cooker to the chicken as desired and toss (enough to keep it juicy but you don't want it to be runny)
  • Discard remaining sauce, toss chicken with additional Sriracha if you want it spicier and return to slow cooker to keep warm until ready to serve on tortillas

For salsa:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet over medium high heat
  • Add pineapple and stir to coat well with oil and heat through
  • Add sugar to skillet and stir to coat well
  • Let pineapple sit without stirring on each side until caramelized (about 3-4 minutes)
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature
  • Add remaining salsa ingredients and toss well
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve

For avocado sauce:

  • Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  • If sauce is too thick additional lime juice or water can be added
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve


I cooked the chicken on high for 3 hours in my 2 quart slow cooker
You can substitute all sour cream or all greek yogurt (1 cup) in the avocado sauce


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 958mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 46.1mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2.5mg