Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken

Take your slow cooker on a trip around the world with this easy-prep recipe for a slow-cooked chicken that becomes the star of your next burrito bowl night.

  • 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.