Everyone loves tacos, am I right! I wanted to create an easy flavorful chicken taco mixture and was trying my best to keep it as low points as I could. These southwest chicken tacos are so good and the chicken filling mixture is zero smart points on WW freestyle for the win! This recipe is so easy to make, just pop a few simple ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do the rest. The only points added will be based on the tortillas or shells you use and any toppings such as cheese that will have points. You could also use this on top of a salad for a delicious zero point meal!

Southwest chicken tacos

0-1PP, zero freestyle points, 1SP/1PP per serving *Blue & purple 0SP- Green 1SP
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 12


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast about 4 breasts
  • 1 jar of salsa *15.5oz
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced peppers
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Dash of salt & pepper


  • Plug crock pot in and set to high or low depending on how long you are cooking it for
  • I lightly sprayed the bottom of my crockpot then lay down the chicken breast.
  • Add in the corn, peppers and onions.
  • I mixed my chili powder and paprika in with the jar of salsa before pouring salsa over chicken.
  • Add the lime juice, salt & pepper then stir the mixture around.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Using a few forks shred chicken right in the crockpot and then serve immediately.
  • Use your favorite low point taco shells and toppings, or serve on top of a salad.
  • The mixture alone is zero smart points, the only points you will need to count are based on what tortilla/shells and toppings you use.
  • *Note- feel free to add in a can of zero point beans to the mixture.
  • Taco mixture will store in the fridge for a fews days and freezes well. Makes 12- 1/2 cup servings


Personal Points- 0-1 depending on your 0PP foods *filling only
Freestyle smart points-(Blue) 0 using WW recipe builder *Same on purple
Smart points- (Green) 1 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 1 using PP calculator
Nutritonal info per 1/2 cup- Calories... 62....Fat 1.2g...Sat fat 0.2g...Carbs 5.5g...Fiber 1g... Sugar 2.3g...Protein 8.2g using My Fitness Pal *Note these number includes all ingredients, old SP & PP were determined before entering the foods that have zero points (ie: veggies)
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  1. These sound absolutely amazing and so many things you could do with this chicken. Thank you so much for all your recipes. They are what have made my journey a success.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi sorry was just a typo I forgot to enter it but it is at the beginning when you are putting everything together, I added it thank you

  2. Hockey Mom Reply

    Any thoughts on whether using chicken thighs would alter the cooking time?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, I never cook bone-in chicken as I am not a fan but I would think same cooking time would be fine

  3. I just made these in my instant pot. Just goggled how to adjust the cooking time. They are delicious! I will make this receipe again and again!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Most tortillas are the same in points, I know in the U.S you might have more options, I just buy small ones

  4. Sandy Allen Reply

    I don’t see that you list the cooking time required for different temp settings. Is the 4 hours for high, med or low? Thanks!

      • Drizzle Reply

        haha sorry answered before I saw your other comment πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Sandy, instructions #6 cook on high for 4 hours, low for 8 πŸ™‚

  5. Susan Gizinski Reply

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I have made it several times and have shared your site with others. I had leftovers so wanted to try something different. I made cornbread (you could use jiffy mix but I’m GF so made my own) and put it in a casserole dish. Then I mixed sour cream in the left over chicken and spooned that over the cornbread batter about an inch in from the edge. I topped this with some cheese and baked it until the cornbread was done. It was quite tasty.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Susan, thanks for sharing, sounds great!! I am glad you enjoy the taco recipe πŸ™‚

  6. Hi there, wondering if you could suggest a type of salsa to use. (I’m in Canada).

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lori, I just usually buy the Tostitos brand you could also make one from scratch, search salsa recipes on Pinterest you will find a ton, hope that helps πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Rhona, do you mean if you are cooking in a pot on the stovetop? If you are cooking on a stove in a large pan/skillet I’d cook the chicken then add in all the other ingredients, cover, and cook for 30-45 minutes over medium heat stirring often.

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