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

Course: chicken, Main Course
Cuisine: Chicken, Mexican, New Mexican, Tex-Mex
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 186 kcal
Author: Kelly D
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 



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

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and smoked chili powder.

  2. Mix oregano, cumin, dried cilantro, minced garlic, and, Tabasco into the Herdez Salsa Verde.

  3. Add chicken to the slow cooker and top with salsa mixture.

  4. Cook on high for 4 - 5 hours until chicken shreds easily.
  5. Remove from slow cooker and set aside until ready to use.

Recipe Notes



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




Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Salsa Verde
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 463mg 19%
Potassium 611mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 13.7%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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