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Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow cooker salsa verde chicken is the perfect shredded chicken recipe for use in tacos, taco salads, lettuce wraps, regular wraps, and bowls! 
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, salsa verde, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 174kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD


  • 32 ounces salsa verde I used two 16 ounce jars
  • 1 white onion cut into strips
  • 2 lbs chicken breast defrosted


  • Pour one jar (or half) of the salsa verde on the bottom of the slow cooker.  
  • Place chicken breast in the slow cooker and top with onion slices.  
  • Pour remaining salsa verde over chicken breast.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.  


  1. If you want some pieces with "browning," then you should minimize the amount you move the chicken while it's cooking.  Just let it do its thing without stirring it or otherwise disturbing it.  
  2. For chunks of chicken vs. shredding: cook it long enough that you can break the chicken up with tongs instead of shredding it.  


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 612mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg