Slow Cooked Chipotle Chicken


Chipotle chile peppers add a delicious smoky and spicy flavor depth to this dish that is both warming and satisfying.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 27 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 55 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed

  • 3 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • ½ cup warm water

  • 1 tablespoon chicken-flavored bouillon powder

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Pat chicken dry using paper towels. Cut chicken breasts into 2 to 3 ounce portions; add to 6-quart slow cooker.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add onions and cook for 5 to 8 minutes until tender and beginning to brown.

  3. Reduce heat and add garlic; cook for 1 minute.

  4. Transfer onion mixture to electric blender or food processor. Add chipotle chilies, water and bouillon powder. Puree until smooth. Pour over chicken in slow cooker; cover.

  5. Cook for 2 to 3 hours on HIGH, stirring once, cooking until chicken is tender and at least 170 degrees F.

  6. Whisk together sour cream and cream cheese until smooth. Stir into chicken mixture. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Continue cooking for 15 to 20 minutes on LOW or until heated through.

  7. Delicious served with rice, black beans, vegetables and warm corn tortillas. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.


Recipe Note: Canned "Chipotle Chile Peppers in Adobo Sauce" can be found in the Latin/Hispanic section of most grocery stores. Adjust spiciness by adding more or less of the peppers and sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
25g Fat
5g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 302mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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