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Slow-Cooker Verde Chicken

Katelyn Ryan
This Salsa Verde Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal. Serve over rice or scoop into tortillas.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 133 kcal



  • lbs raw skinless chicken breast
  • 1 small, or ½ a medium white onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 12oz jar salsa verde I used Trader Joe's brand.


  • Spread the diced onion at the base of the slow-cooker pot. Place the chicken breast atop the onion in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the cumin, oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the entire jar of salsa verde over the chicken.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 6 hours, cooking times may vary depending on the slow-cooker. Once cooked, shred the chicken with two forks in the slow-cooker. Stir the shredded chicken into the juices. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve over rice or inside tortillas. Top with sour cream (or Greek yogurt), diced scallions, cilantro, and hot sauce, if desired.


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 24gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 437mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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