Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

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Sharing my extremely simple, yet delicious salsa verde chicken! This dish is a breeze and can be used for tacos, salads, enchiladas, grain bowls or however you’re craving it. This is a go-to in our house, especially during a busy week because it is easy and the left over are just a yummy!


Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

Norma Powell, MS, RD, CDN
Low calorie, simple and easy crockpot chicken
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 115 kcal


  • Crock Pot or Slow Cooker


  • 3-4 chicken breast frozen or fresh
  • 12 oz salsa verde
  • 2 tsp cumin optional
  • 1 tsp chili powder optional


  • Place chicken breast in the slow cooker.
  • Evenly cover the chicken with the salsa verde and spices–if using spices for an extra kick of flavor, you can also just use the salsa.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, until chicken is fully cooked. Cook time may vary depending on your slow cooker.
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the crock pot and place on a cutting board. Leave the salsa in the slow cooker. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Discard any fat in the process.
  • Place the shredded chicken back in the slow cooker with the salsa and mix to combine.
  • Place slow cooker on warm until ready to serve.
  • ENJOY!


*This chicken can be used for tacos, on top of a salad, for enchiladas, burrito bowls, and it makes great leftovers!
*I use frozen chicken and the salsa verde from Trader Joe’s. I always keep these things on hand so I can cook this chicken when on whim if I need to. You can definitely use fresh chicken- I would trim it before placing it in the crockpot. 
*All nutrition values are estimated and could vary depending on preparation.
Keyword Chicken, Crockpot, Easy Dinner, Enchiladas, Mexican, Slow Cooker, Tacos

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