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Slow Cooker Chicken Al Pastor Tacos

Shake things up on your next taco night with this great menu addition, Al Pastor Chicken Tacos. Slow cooked pulled chicken breast seasoned with a blend of spices, pineapple and chipotle is crowned with fresh salsa and a lime drizzle, a flavour combination that’s sure to please.
Serves: 7
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 4 hours



1 small white onion, chopped
1 cup chopped pineapple
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp pineapple juice
1 garlic clove
1 chipotle in adobo
1 tbsp adobo sauce
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground coriander seed
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp salt
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast

Pineapple Salsa

1.5 cups diced pineapple
3 tbsp diced red onion
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
2 tbsp lime juice
⅛ tsp salt

Lime Crema

½ cup sour cream
2 tbsp lime juice
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper


24 soft flour or corn tortillas (4 inch)
½ cup crumbled feta

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Place onion, pineapple, vinegar, pineapple juice, garlic, chipotle, adobo sauce, chili powder, coriander, cumin, oregano and salt in blender. Whirl until smooth.

  2. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Pour over pineapple mixture to cover. Set slow cooker to low and cook until chicken can be pulled apart with 2 forks, about 4 hours.

  3. Remove chicken from sauce to a plate. Using 2 forks, pull apart chicken. Stir chicken into sauce.

  4. Pineapple salsa: Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined.

  5. Lime crema: Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.

  6. Assemble tacos: Top tortillas with chicken and pineapple salsa. Drizzle with crema and sprinkle with feta.

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Protein8.5 g
Fat2.1 g
Saturated Fat0.6 g
Carbohydrate4.1 g
Fibre0.6 g
Sugar2.3 g
Cholesterol26 mg
Sodium126 mg
Per serving % Daily Value