Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

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Slow cooker Mexican chicken recipe is one of the most effortless dishes you can make conveniently. But don’t judge a book by its cover! Although it is an effortless dish, the results are marvelous. It is perfect for busy days or when you crave a satisfying meal without creating any mess. 

Imagine a dish where the chicken is slowly simmered with spices and seasonings. It will tickle your taste buds. Enjoy this slow cooker chicken with rice, beans, burrito bowls, or tacos. It will indeed become your favorite dish. So, let’s embrace the ease of slow cooking and let the flavors elevate your meal with this easy but delicious recipe. 

Ingredients For Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

  • Chicken breasts
  • Seasonings
  • Garlic paste
  • Green Chilli paste
  • Lime juice
  • Salsa
  • Tomato paste
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Ingredient Notes and Variations

  1. Seasoning: It is based on chili powder, salt, paprika powder, and cumin. Adjust the amount of them according to your taste and preferences. 
  2. Green chili paste: It enhances the taste and spiciness of the dish with depth. Use canned green chili paste or make it fresh at home by blending it with garlic and lime juice.
  3. Lime juice: It adds a bright and citrusy flavor. Depending on your convenience or availability, use fresh or store-bought lime juice. 
  4. Salsa: It adds additional flavors and texture to the recipe. Make it home by blending the tomatoes with onions, lime juice, salt, cilantro, and jalapenos. 
  5. Tomato paste: It provides the required richness to the sauce. Add it according to your needs and the desired thickness of the gravy.

How To Make Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken?

1: Clean the chicken

  • Take three chicken breasts. 
  • Clean them properly. 
  • Wash them thoroughly. 

2: Prepare chilly and tomato paste

  • You can use canned paste. 
  • Wash the green chili and tomatoes to make them home. 
  • Blend the green chillis in a blender by adding a little water. 
  • Blend the tomatoes in the blender and make a smooth paste.

3: Cook the chicken in a cooker

  • Place the chicken breasts at the bottom of the cooker. 
  • Add the seasoning, garlic, chili, tomato, lime juice, and salsa over the chicken. 
  • Spread it evenly and cover the chicken pieces. 
  • Close the cooker. 
  • Turn on the heat and place the cooker on it. 
  • Let it simmer on low heat for 6 hours or heat for 4 hours. 
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4: Shred the chicken

  • Once the chicken is done, shred it with the forks. 
  • Pour it on the plate and sprinkle parsley leaves for decoration. 
  • Serve it hot with tortilla or rice. 
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Adalynn Ward
Slow cooker Mexican chicken recipe is one of the most effortless dishes you can make conveniently. But don’t judge a book by its cover! Although it is an effortless dish, the results are marvelous. It is perfect for busy days or when you crave a satisfying meal without creating any mess. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoon seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon green chilli paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup tomato paste

How to Make?

  • Clean the chicken breasts and rinse them off.
  • The bottom of the pot is where they should be placed.
  • Add salsa, tomato puree, lime juice, chili sauce, garlic, and spices.
  • After shutting it close with a cover, kindle the fire beneath it.
  • Place the cooker on the stove.
  • Cook it for 8 hours or 4 hours at low heat.
  • Once done, shred the chicken with the two forks in the cooker.
  • Adjust the seasoning if required.
  • Serve with rice or tortilla.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 16.5gProtein: 19.6gFat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 1062mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 9.1gCalcium: 59mgIron: 3mg
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