Easy Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken recipe, for tacos, bowls, quesadillas, or enchiladas. Serve with your favorite toppings!

2 tacos with Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken

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How about pulling out the slow cooker and getting this Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken recipe cooking for easy tacos? With a recipe as simple as this, that keeps hosting simple and doable, ask your guests to bring a side salad or dessert!

Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken

This Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken recipe is super easy.

Pull out the slow cooker and add the chicken mixture.

Cook and serve with tortillas and a few toppings.

Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken in 2 soft tacos

Vietnamese Shredded Chicken ingredients

All you need for the slow cooker chicken is this:

  • Chicken breasts
  • toasted sesame oil
  • Yellow onion, + garlic + minced ginger
  • Siracha sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon + cloves + pepper
  • Lime juice

Friends, are you dealing with a big change in your life, that you feel is preventing you from doing what you love? Don’t be afraid of change, as it could actually free you up to do the things in life that matter the most.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken in serving bowl

Inspired by “change”

I remember when Paul and I first were married, how I prayed that my life would be open to more hospitality. Little did I know …

I often think about how scary it was for me, after working in dialysis for 27 years, to have my job come to an end. This is truly what pushed me into the blogging world full time.

But it’s true: Change is one of God’s greatest gifts, and most useful tools. If it weren’t for the downsizing that took place in my job, over 10 years ago, I’d never be where I am today. God knew.

This change impacted me, and my family, in great ways: To be in the kitchen more, cooking, trying new recipes, inviting people over to dinner, sharing my heart on hospitality, living it, breathing it … eventually moving, traveling, and sharing my gifts with others. I never would have dreamt…..

2 tacos with Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Change can pave the way …

Change can pave the way to many blessings, but we have to have an open heart. It can be painful at first, but in the end it brings us to where we are supposed to be.

Always inspired by Shauna Niequist: “This is what I’ve come to believe about change: it’s good, in the way that childbirth is good, and heartbreak is good, and failure is good. By that I mean that it’s incredibly painful, exponentially more so if you fight it, and also that it has the potential to open you up, to open life up, to deliver you right into the palm of God’s hand, which is where you wanted to be all long, except that you were too busy pushing and pulling your life into exactly what you thought it should be.”

If you want to practice hospitality more, like I did, start small.

Get in the kitchen and try new recipes

Get in the kitchen and start cooking. Maybe it’s soup, or bread for the neighbors, or you say “yes” to bringing meals through a meal train.

Try new recipes on your family if you are reluctant to actually invite people in.

Get comfortable in your own skin, with easy recipes that you feel confident about.

bowl of Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken to serve with tacos

Delicious and easy, I’d love to hear about any change that is happening in your life, and how it’s affected you, or inspired you to do what you really love?

More slow cooker recipes:

Slow Cooker Mirepoix Roast Beef [RE], Slow Cooker Curry Chicken and Potatoes [Homebased Mom], Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potatoe Chili with Quinoa [FoodieCrush], Slow Cooker Poached Salmon [RE].

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Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 -10
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  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. siracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • Corn tortillas
  • Suggested garnishes
  • Goat cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Cilantro lime dressing
  • Purple cabbage


  • Heat sesame oil in pan on medium heat. When hot, add diced onion and garlic, cooking until translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes on medium low heat.
  • When translucent, add ginger, and stir for another two minutes. Add to siracha, fish sauce, rice vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, lime juice, pepper, and less than 1/2 cup of water.
  • In slow cooker, spoon in 1/4 cup of marinate into bottom, laying chicken over top. Add remaining sauce and cook on low for 3-5 hours—making sure it isn’t cooked too long.
  • Once fully cooked, remove chicken, shred with fork, and place back into sauce. Stir and let chicken sit for 10-15 minutes before serving with purple cabbage, sprinkled goat cheese, cilantro, lime, and dressing of your choice.
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tacos with Slow Cooker Vietnamese Shredded Chicken