Salsa Verde Mexican Chicken | Slow Cooker Recipe

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Mexican Chicken is the perfect filling for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos and as a topping for Nachos

You should definitely try the Salsa Verde Chicken Loaded Ultimate Nachos – just saying…

This is embarrassingly easy to make – just set it in the morning and you’ll have tender shredded chicken for dinner. It’s delicious and the perfect chicken to throw together for a quick weeknight Mexican dinner of tacos or enchiladas.

I almost always have this chicken in my refrigerator so that it’s easy to grab a healthy snack or make a quick taco or enchilada.  

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Salsa Verde

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Shredded slow cooker salsa verde chicken is so simple to make and is the perfect filling for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos or a topping for nachos.  
Pop the chicken in the slow cooker in the morning and you'll have perfectly fall-apart tender chicken for dinner any night of the week.   
Try Ultimate Loaded Nachos with Salsa Verde  Chicken 
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Chicken Salsa Verde

  • 16 oz boneless - skinless Chicken Breast or Thighs, about 4 breasts, or 8 thighs
  • sea salt and pepper - to taste
  • 2 t smoked chili powder
  • 2 T dried cilantro
  • 2 t oregano
  • 2 t cumin
  • 7 oz Herdez Salsa Verde - 1 small can
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 t Tabasco
  • 2 T cilantro - fresh and coarsely chopped


Salsa Verde Chicken

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and smoked chili powder.
  • Mix oregano, cumin, dried cilantro, minced garlic, and, Tabasco into the Herdez Salsa Verde.
  • Add chicken to the slow cooker and top with salsa mixture.
  • Cook on high for 4 - 5 hours until chicken shreds easily.
  • Remove from slow cooker and set aside until ready to use.


This is the perfect filling for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos or a topping for nachos. 


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 611mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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