Shredded Salsa Verde Chicken in the Slow Cooker

This is a little something I threw together one night, and it's easy with only 4 ingredients. Cook while you are at work! Serve over yellow, white, or brown rice, or with mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa verde

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed, or to taste


  1. Pour about 1/3 of the salsa on the bottom of a slow cooker and place chicken on top. Season with salt and pepper, then add onions and garlic. Pour the remaining salsa evenly over the chicken. Cook on Low for 8 hours.

  2. Remove chicken and shred with 2 forks. Return shredded chicken to the slow cooker; mix it in with the juices and cook on High for 1 more hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* 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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