Slow Cooker Mu Shu Chicken Tacos

Deliciously, moist shredded chicken in a Chinese sauce makes the perfect filling for a taco. Throw all the ingredients from Mu Shu Chicken Tacos into  the slow cooker and come home to a healthy dinner.

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Slow Cooker Mu Shu Chicken Tacos has been on heavy rotation for dinner this year.  It is even a favorite of my daughter’s.  I have to admit, I love it too.  It is simple to make and cooks in just a few hours even in the slow cooker.  The chicken is moist and delicious and full of flavor.  Just thinking about Mu Shu Chicken Tacos is making my mouth water.  It is unusual for me to make a dish over and over again, but this is my go to when the going gets tough.  Moreover, it doesn’t seem to matter what time of year it is either.  Even though I tend to like heartier, hot food in the Winter and lighter, cooler food in the Summer, this seems to fit for either category.

Crispy or soft tortillas work equally as well for a shell of the taco.  Sometimes I’ll make a few of each.  If my hubby is making a taco, then he is liable to layer a soft tortilla inside a crunchy tortilla then add the Mu Shu Chicken.  I can’t afford the extra calories of a double shell so I like to make one of each.  Most of the time our little one is all about the soft tortillas.  Every once in a while she will spread her wings and go for a crunchy taco.  She likes to live on the wild side.

Slow Cooker Mu Shu Chicken


Asian ingredients can be very expensive.  One tip is to buy them at an Asian market.  They are so much cheaper.  Most of the time the bottles are written in Chinese or Japanese so I really look for a label that I know.  I would love to go to the Asian market with someone that could read the different languages to me and tell me how to use some of the more  exotic ingredients.  Otherwise I tend to stare at the shelves with a glazed look trying to figure out what is what.

It can be rather intimidating, but I know the prize at the end is a delicious ingredient at a lower cost.  I’ll even take a picture of the bottle and label of an ingredient I love, so I can look for it again.  Funnily enough, even if the label is in Chinese, I can tell from the shape and design of the label if it is the soy sauce I want.  So glad the manufacturer doesn’t change that part.

Slow Cooker Mu Shu Chicken Tacos

Try this tasty mix of Chinese and Mexican food.  I’m sure it will be a favorite in your house too.  Put it into your weekly meal rotation.  Speaking of weekly meals, I plan on adding a weekly menu plan to Food Done Light.  Consequently I haven’t decide if it will just be a dinner plan or if it will include lunch and breakfast too.  I would love to hear your thoughts on that.  What would you like to see?

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken - Mu Shu

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Slow Cooker Mu Shu Chicken Tacos

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 284 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 1 ½ cups onion , sliced
  • 1 lb . boneless , skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lb . boneless , skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
  • 2 tsp . BBQ seasoning
  • ¼ tsp . Chinese 5 spice powder
  • ½ tsp . kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp . fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp . oil
  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp . low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp . honey
  • 1 tbsp . rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp . ground ginger
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded broccoli slaw
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onion


  1. Place onion slices on the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Mix together BBQ seasoning and next 3 ingredients. Sprinkle over both sides of chicken.
  3. Preheat a skillet with oil. Brown chicken on both sides for about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Add to slow cooker.
  5. Mix hoisin and next 4 ingredients together and pour over chicken.
  6. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  7. Serve on tortillas with shredded broccoli slaw and green onions

Recipe Notes

I calculated  7 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mu Shu Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 11g
Protein 29g 58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from Southern Living’s Slow Cooker Cookbook

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  1. Charlotte Moore says
    I did some BBQ chicken yesterday.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, I've been having a serious BBQ chicken craving lately. I think it has to go on the menu next weekend.
  2. This looks and sounds delicious. I am wondering though, what is BBQ seasoning?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Stacy, it is just a mix of spices which are typical for seasoning BBQ. There are a lot of different ones at the grocery store. You can also see it labeled as steak seasoning. We have one from a local BBQ restaurant but you can use any.
  3. I love tacos and this version looks amazing!!
  4. Ginny McMeans says
    This will be a fun recipe to make. It sounds so delicious too!
  5. Love this Asian spin on tacos!
  6. Totally love this, pinning to try !
  7. We love mu shu, and this is perfect that it is in a slow cooker!
  8. This looks amazing... I can't wait to make!! Pinning now!
  9. This one is going straight onto my 'must cook' list! I have pinned it for safe keeping :)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hope you try this soon Nina. My whole family is a fan of the recipe. Let me know how it turns out for you!
  10. love the asian mexican combo. two of my favorites! can't wait to try!
  11. Hi Christie! I just came across your blog. I love the idea behind it. I LOVE mu shu! It used to be my go-to for Chinese take out, until I looked at the nutrition label. It really should be good for you with all those veggies in it... I'm glad you've shown me how!

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