Green Chili Slow Cooker Chicken

GREEN CHILI SLOW COOKER CHICKEN

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This green chili slow cooker chicken is incredibly delicious and effortless to make. Just add everything to the slow cooker and let it do the rest. This slow cooker chicken is packed with the flavors of green chiles and salsa verde. 

This is such a great high-protein meal and it makes enough for meal prep. It is so easy to make and when it is done cooking, you will have super flavorful and juicy chicken. Also, it has so many uses! Enjoy it in bowls, over brown rice, in tacos, burritos, and salads!

Why You Will Love Green Chili Chicken

  • Everything goes in the slow cooker.
  • It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare.
  • The slow cooker does all of the cooking.
  • This chicken can be enjoyed in bowls, wraps, salads, tacos, and burritos.
  • It is perfect for meal prep and you can refrigerate or freeze leftovers.

High Protein Chicken Bowl

This green chili chicken is a high-protein meal. It is low in fat and packed with protein from the chicken and beans.

Ingredients For Green Chili Slow Cooker Chicken

Ingredients For Green Chili Chicken
  • Chicken: Use 1.5 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts.
  • Seasonings: Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Corn: Use one bag of frozen corn.
  • Beans: Use one can of Great Northern beans.
  • Onion: Dice one small medium-sized sweet onion.
  • Green Chiles: One small can of fire-roasted diced green chiles.
  • Salsa Verde: One jar adds flavor to the chicken.
  • Chicken Broth: Use low-sodium chicken broth in this recipe.

What Onion To Use

We used a sweet onion in this recipe. You can use a medium-sized white, brown, or sweet onion in this recipe. The onion will be diced.

Why Add Green Chiles?

Green chiles add flavor and dimension to slow cooker chicken.

What Salsa Verde To Use?

Use your favorite jar of salsa verde in this recipe. We used the 12-ounce jar of salsa verde from Trader Joe’s.

How To Make Green Chili Slow Cooker Chicken

First, season both sides of the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then, add the chicken to the slow cooker.

Next, add the frozen corn, rinsed and drained Great Northern beans, diced onion, fire-roasted green chiles, salsa verde, and chicken broth to the slow cooker.

Green Chili Chicken

After that, lightly mix everything and put a lid on the slow cooker. Cook the chicken on low, until fully cooked.

Slow Cooker Chicken

Then, shred the chicken on a cutting board with two forks. Next, place the chicken back in the slow cooker and mix. After that, put a lid on the slow cooker to keep everything warm.

What Slow Cooker To Use

This green chili chicken is cooked in a slow cooker. This makes it super easy! We used this slow cooker because the coating is free of PFAS, PFOA, cadmium, and lead.

How To Serve Slow Cooker Chicken

  • Make chicken bowls with shredded green chili chicken. Top the chicken bowls with cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.
  • Serve this chicken with cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice.
  • Make tacos with this slow cooker chicken.
  • Add the shredded chicken to a salad.
  • Make burritos with green chili chicken.
  • Make lettuce wraps with shredded chicken.

Chicken Bowl Toppings

Slow Cooker Green Chili Chicken

This green chili slow cooker chicken is delicious on its own or with additional toppings. These are some of our favorite toppings.

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sliced green onions
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Splash of fresh lime
  • Avocado

How Long Does Slow Cooker Chicken Last?

This green chili slow cooker chicken will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.

Green Chili Chicken Recipe

Can You Freeze Green Chili Chicken?

Yes, you can freeze this slow cooker green chili chicken. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked and shredded. Then, let it completely cool. Once cooled, store it in freezer-safe airtight containers. It will last 1-2 months in the freezer.

How To Reheat Slow Cooker Chicken

To reheat this green chili chicken from the freezer, place it in the refrigerator overnight. Then, place the chicken in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Mix the chicken until warmed, transfer it to a plate or bowl, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy. Or, you can transfer the chicken to a microwave-safe dish and heat it up in the microwave.

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GREEN CHILI SLOW COOKER CHICKEN

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 5 votes
Course: MainCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

3

hours 
Calories

310

kcal

This green chili slow cooker chicken is incredibly delicious and effortless to make. This is such a great high-protein meal and it makes enough for meal prep.

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1/2 TSP salt

  • 1/4 TSP pepper

  • 1 TSP garlic powder

  • 1 bag of frozen corn, 16 oz

  • 1 can of Great Northern beans, 15.5 oz

  • 1 medium-sized sweet onion

  • 1 small can of fire-roasted diced green chiles, 4 oz

  • 1 jar of your favorite salsa verde, 12-16 oz

  • 1 CUP low-sodium chicken broth

  • Optional: cilantro, green onions, lime

Directions

  • Rinse and drain the Great Northern beans. After that, dice the onion.
  • Season both sides of the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then, add the chicken to the slow cooker.
  • Add the frozen corn, Great Northern beans, onion, fire-roasted green chiles, salsa verde, and chicken broth to the slow cooker.
  • Lightly mix everything and put a lid on the slow cooker. Cook everything on low in the slow cooker for 2.5-3 hours or until the chicken is fully cooked. Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and place it on a cutting board. Then, use two forks to shred the chicken. Then, place it back in the slow cooker. Mix everything in the slow cooker and put the lid back on to keep it warm.
  • When you are ready to serve, top with sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories310
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3.2g 5%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 98mg 33%
  • Sodium 1049mg 44%
  • Total Carbohydrate 25.6g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 5.6g 20%
    • Sugars 5.9g
  • Protein 45.5g 90%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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