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Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Recipe

This Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken is one of my favorites. The best part is, it is one of the easiest recipes you can make! You can make it in the slow cooker, throw it in the Instant Pot, or make it into a Freezer Meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: easy slow cooker recipe, salsa verde chicken, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 151kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 16 ounces green salsa
  • 14 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 ounces green chilis diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts inside slow cooker.
  • Dump the rest of the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours (if you use frozen chicken breasts, add an hour onto the cooking time).
  • When done cooking, shred the chicken using two forks and mix with remaining liquid in the slow cooker.
  • Serve as filling for tacos, burritos, salad, nachos - anything goes!

Notes

To make this a freezer meal, place all ingredients into a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Lay bag flat in the freezer. When ready to use, remove bag from the freezer and place in the fridge and let it thaw for 24 hours.
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Dump the contents of the bag into the slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours (if you use frozen chicken breasts, add an hour onto the cooking time).
Shred the chicken using two forks and mix with remaining liquid in the slow cooker.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 885mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg