Shredded Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
16 servings


  • 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


  1. 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.

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

  3. Remove chicken and shred with 2 forks.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 790mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 282mg 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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