Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken cooked low and slow for 4-6 hours with green chilies, salsa, and Mexican spices. Perfect for burritos, salads and tacos!

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken |

This Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken goes perfectly in burritos bowls, quesadillas, tacos or alongside rice and beans. You can use it in so many ways and the recipe makes a lot! It is the perfect recipe to make at the beginning of the week so you have tons of leftovers. I made this chicken in my favorite crockpot. It’s what I use for all of my slow cooker recipes.

How to make Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

This Mexican Chicken could not be any easier to make. Simply add the chicken thighs, seasonings, green chilies, salsa and diced tomatoes. Stir then cook on low for 4 hours or until the chicken easily shreds.

I add in two chipotle peppers for a little kick. You can always add more or less depending on your preferred spice level. When the chicken is done top with fresh chopped cilantro!

What to make with this Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

If you are looking for more Slow Cooker Mexican dishes try my Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef and my Slow Cooker Mexican Beef.

Side dishes I like to serve with this Shredded Mexican Chicken

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken cooked low and slow for 4 hours with green chilies, salsa, and Mexican spices. Perfect for burritos, salads and tacos!


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers depending on how spicy you would like it
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro for serving if desired


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker except for the salt, pepper and cilantro. Stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-4 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily. (You can shred the chicken in the slow cooker or take it out and shred on a cutting board and add it back to the slow cooker)
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately with cilantro if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 478mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 11.7%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Chicken
Author: Kelley



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