Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos: Tender shredded chicken simmered in a flavorful green salsa makes an easy filling for tacos!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

I have another super easy recipe that is guaranteed to give you tender chicken filling with the help of your slow cooker!  

With this recipe you’ll have two options; make a homemade tomatillo salsa verde sauce (#instayum) or your can purchase jarred salsa with great results as well.

Sometimes I have a hard time locating fresh tomatillos or what I find available is the size of a cherry, which just frustrates me when I try to broil and remove the skin.

They’re just too difficult to handle if the tomatillos aren’t at least 3-4 inches in size.

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos - The Foodie Affair

Adaptable Chicken Taco Recipe

There are some really decent tasting pre-made salsas available that don’t have crazy ingredients added.  

This time I used Trader Joe’s Salsa Verde, and added more flavor with diced green chilies, but you can use any green sauce that you find in the Mexican section of your store.

My only recommendation is to find the salsa that has minimal ingredients like tomatillos, jalapeños, salt and onion.

No sugar. You don’t want sweet salsa for this recipe!

You’ll never get bored with this recipe.

Use the chicken for a variety of dishes, burritos, salads, tostadas or homemade enchiladas! The choices are unlimited!

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos - The Foodie Affair

What To Serve On Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

I like to add chunks or slices of plain avocado. You also might enjoy one of these sauces, which are great with baked tortilla chips too!

Make your own Spanish Rice too!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos With Chile Verde Sauce

Tender chicken shredded and flavored with chile verde sauce. Make homemade sauce or use your favorite prepared version. Chicken taco meat can also be used in burritos, tostadas or taquitos!
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, main dish, Mexican, poultry, slow cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 Servings
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer



  • Mix salsa, oregano and green chilies together and pour on the bottom of the slow cooker. Salt and pepper the chicken thighs and place in the salsa mix. Cover and slow cook for 4-5 hours on low. Shred chicken with two forks or cut into chunks. Using a slotted spoon, put about a 1/4 cup of meat in each warmed tortilla. Add chopped cilantro and diced avocados and drizzle with fresh lime juice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 281mg | Sodium: 650mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g


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