Shredded chicken in a bowl with limes

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie

This 5 ingredient slow cooker chicken recipe has so many uses! Make nachos, tacos, add it to salads, or pile it on buns with avocado or mayonnaise.



  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 7 ounce can green chilis
  • 45 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste, at least a teaspoon
  • 1 large onion, sliced


  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and set on low for 6 hours and high for 3 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Add to a bowl with some of the liquid from the slow cooker poured on top to keep the chicken moist.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes about 4-5 cups of shredded chicken.

You can also let the remaining broth from the slow cooker cool and keep it in your refrigerator for serving the chicken to keep it juicy for days.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American