Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Recipe – super easy and flavorful shredded chicken cooked in slow cooker! Use it in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos and dips!
Forget the meat and seasoning in a packet mix and meet my favorite way to make super flavorful chicken for all of our Mexican dishes. Bonus, it cooks in your slow cooker! Just mix everything together and let it cook away.
This is a perfect shortcut to delicious Mexican dinner night at home. Cook the chicken in a slow cooker with spices, crushed tomatoes, salsa and green chiles. It’s easy, smells amazing while cooking and makes the best Mexican chicken I have ever had!
You can adjust the spiciness of this dish depending on how hot is your salsa. I usually use mild for our kids but my Hubby will always ask for additional chili powder or will top the tacos with spicy salsa. I absolutely love the addition of lime juice and brown sugar in this recipe but if you don’t have it on hand, feel free to skip it.
Watch our VIDEO to see how to make this:
For a delicious beef, check out this recipe for Mexican Shredded Beef cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot! You will love it! If you are planning to use this chicken in enchiladas, I highly recommend my 5-Minute Blender Enchilada Sauce recipe. It is live changing!
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- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 oz (1 can) green chiles
- 14 oz .crushed tomatoes
- 3/4 cup salsa
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 and 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 2 garlic cloves minced
Place chicken in slow cooker.
Add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Top with green chiles, salsa, crushed tomatoes, brown sugar, lime juice and garlic. Stir together.
Cover slow cooker with lid and set to cook for 4 hrs on HIGH setting or 6 to 7 hrs on LOW settings.
When done, pull chicken apart with two forks.
Use in tacos, enchiladas, burritos, nachos or dips.
Other delicious Mexican recipes:
Mexican Grilled Corn from The Cookie Rookie
Easy Mexican Coleslaw from Foodie Crush
Mexican Red Lentil Stew from Kalyn’s Kitchen