Shredded Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken

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Flavorful shredded chicken makes the perfect stuffing for enchiladas, tacos, burritos, or whatever you like! Zesty ingredients like green chiles, lime, and cumin cook all day in a slow cooker. I like to serve this with fresh corn tortillas for taco night, but the possibilities are endless with a shredded chicken like this.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 (7 ounce) cans diced green chile peppers, divided
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 whole head garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 large limes, juiced, divided
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper


Place oil in the bottom of a slow cooker. Add chicken breasts and thighs, 1 can of chile peppers, onion, garlic, cumin, 1/2 of the lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Cook on Low until chicken is falling apart, about 8 hours.

Remove chicken and shred with 2 forks.

Return chicken to the slow cooker. Add remaining chile peppers and lime juice; stir. Test flavor and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cook time: 8 hrs
Total time: 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 16 – Yield: 16 servings



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