Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 6
Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 package (28 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 24 oz (or 3 cups) salsa

Steps

  • 1
    In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, toss chicken with half of the taco seasoning mix to coat evenly.
  • 2
    Top chicken with salsa. Stir until well combined. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until chicken is very tender (at least 165°F).
  • 3
    Remove chicken from slow cooker to bowl. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker along with remaining taco seasoning mix. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 30 minutes longer. Serve warm.

  • Serve this saucy slow-cooker Mexican chicken as a taco filling, atop crisp tostada shells, or wrapped up in warm flour tortillas to make portable burritos. Or spoon over shredded romaine lettuce with cooked black beans, sautéed sweet bell pepper strips, corn salsa and a handful of crumbled queso fresco for the ultimate taco salads.
  • Store your Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken leftovers in the fridge in a covered storage container for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months, thawing in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
  • For best results, we recommend boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this slow-cooker Mexican chicken recipe. Chicken breasts tend to dry out when cooked in a slow cooker.
  • Add more deliciousness to mealtime with fun recipes like Slow-Cooker Poblano Chicken and Mexican Buffalo Chicken Skillet Dip.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
3g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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