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Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken

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

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. MORE + LESS -

Bree Hester
April 17, 2012

Ingredients

2
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
tablespoon finely chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
1/2
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

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  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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