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Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Chicken Taco Salad Lunch Bowls

 Slow cooker chipotle honey chicken taco salad lunch bowls- a hands off meal prep lunch recipe.  The sauce doubles as a dressing for the salad, and you don't even need to turn on your oven!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, meal prep, slow cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Denise Bustard


Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Chicken

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup stock
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime
  • 2 tablespoons adobo
  • 1 chipotle pepper whole; optional
  • 2 chicken breasts


  • 3 cups cabbage
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 bell pepper thinly sliced

Before serving

  • tortilla chips or strips
  • or small tortillas to serve as tacos


  • Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey ChickenCombine the chicken, stock, honey, salt, garlic, lime juice, adobo sauce and chipotle pepper in the base of a 2.5 quart slow cooker (see note).
  • Cook on low 4-5 hrs or high 3-4 hours. Do not over-cook this recipe as the honey may cause it to burn.
  • Taco Salad Lunch BowlsPrep the veggies and divide between four 2-cup capacity storage containers (2-compartment containers recommended if you have them).
  • Portion out the chicken in the containers and spoon the sauce over.
  • Keep tortilla strips or tortillas separate until just before serving.
  • StorageSeal and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To serveHeat the chicken or serve cold. Mix everything up, tossing the sauce over the salad. Sprinkle with tortilla strips or serve in a tortilla (taco-style).


Recipe may be doubled and cooked in a 5 quart slow cooker; if you have too much chicken, it can be frozen for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1lunch bowl | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 324mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g