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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Casserole

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A hearty, flavorful casserole. I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs to reduce fat but you could use thighs with skin and bone for extra flavor if you prefer."
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6 h 30 m servings 476
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken thighs until browned on the outside, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Grind garlic granules, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, pepper, sugar, mustard powder, coriander, oregano, thyme, cayenne, ginger, cumin seeds, and sea salt in a mortar and pestle to make the spice mix.
  3. Sprinkle 1/2 the spice mix over the chicken and pour in enough water to cover. Add remaining spice mix, tomato puree, shallots, onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and honey to the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on Low until flavors are well combined and chicken is no longer pink in the center, 6 to 8 hours

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 476 calories; 16 52.5 35.1 103 697 Full nutrition

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I liked it very much. I’m not into “spicy”, so I left out cayenne, but it still had a kick to it. Also- didn’t have shallots, so added extra onions. Served it with rice. Just a LOT of spices!!!!...

Very good flavors, but be warned it's on the spicy side. I used only 3 chicken thighs, but would do more next time. I added about 2 cups of water to cover my chicken and it made for a very rich ...