Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken

Blogger Bree Hester of Baked Bree shares how her family does Mexican Night with burrito bowls! Her recipe for Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken—the star of the night—could not be any easier. Learn to have a Burrito Bowl Night with our how-to article.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
teaspoon salt
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
tablespoon finely chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt. Top with salsa, chipotle chile and cilantro.
  • 2 Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours (or on Low heat setting 8 hours).
  • 3 Remove chicken from slow cooker to plate; shred with 2 forks. Return chicken to slow cooker; toss with cooking liquid.

Expert Tips

If you like spicy chicken, use hot salsa and add more chipotle chiles.

You can freeze half of the chicken in a freezer bag to serve on another evening.