Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Incredible flavor. Incredibly tender. Fantastic aroma. This slow cooker Mexican chicken has knocked my long-time easy go-to beef taco mixture off the podium and replaced it at #1. And rightfully so.

This is the perfect mixture for tacos, nachos, burritos, chimichangas, you name it. Anything. Heck you can throw it on a bun and serve it as a sandwich. Or add it to a grilled cheese sandwich for something totally different.

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

I prefer using fire-roasted green chiles and tomatoes in dishes like this slow cooker Mexican chicken. The roasting adds so much more flavor to the vegetables. I leave it up to you if you want to drain the tomatoes. I added the juices in since I wanted to make sure the chicken stayed very moist. You can keep the juices and actually eat this as a soup. Just add some cheese and tortilla strips, and maybe a dollop of sour cream.

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

This is the perfect mixture for tacos, nachos, burritos, chimichangas, you name it. Anything. Heck you can throw it on a bun and serve it as a sandwich. Or add it to a grilled cheese sandwich for something totally different.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, crockpot, Mexican, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 338kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rub the chicken with the oil and place into a slow cooker set on low.
  • In a large bowl stir together the remaining ingredients. Pour over the chicken and cover.
  • Cook for 7 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Carefully remove chicken (it should be falling apart tender at this point) to a cutting board and shred or chop as desired.
  • Return to the slow cooker and cook another hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Depending on the dish, you may want to drain the chicken before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1442mg | Potassium: 1032mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1037IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.