Salsa Verde Slow-Cooker Chicken


Chicken breasts are transformed when they get slow cooked in salsa verde. Shredding the chicken and returning it to the sauce ensures the end result is juicy and delicious. Serve the shredded meat over brown rice or use as a filling for tacos or enchiladas.

a recipe photo of the Salsa Verde Slow Cooker Chicken in a slow cooker
Photo: Ali Remdond
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 cups salsa verde

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Thinly sliced jalapeño, chopped fresh cilantro and/or lime juice for garnish


  1. Combine chicken, salsa verde, oil, cumin and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, about 3 hours, 30 minutes. Remove the chicken and shred, using 2 forks. Return the shredded chicken to the cooker; stir well to combine. Cover and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Top with sliced jalapeño, cilantro and/or lime juice, if desired.


6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
5g Fat
4g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g 52%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Vitamin A 35IU 1%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Sodium 387mg 17%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 32mg 8%
Potassium 379mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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