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Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

It hardly gets any easier than this recipe with just 5 ingredients! Look for a salsa verde without preservatives or added sugars – we like the Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde because it’s just tomatillos, green chiles, water, onions, jalapenos, salt and spices. Serve over cauliflower riceor tucked into lettuce wraps.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Slow Cooker, Main Dish


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 12-ounce jar Salsa Verde (such as Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 4-ounce can fire roasted green chiles
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, lime wedges and/or diced avocado for serving, optional
  • Cauliflower rice or lettuce leaves for serving


  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salsa, green chiles, cumin and oregano. Pour over chicken.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on LOW heat for 4 – 6 hours.
  4. Remove lid and allow chicken to cool slightly before shredding it with 2 forks right in the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer to serving dish, top with chopped fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges, if desired.
  6. Serve over cauliflower rice or in lettuce wraps.


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  • Serving Size: 4 oz.
  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 495mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 27g