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Green Chili Chicken

This green chili chicken recipe is the ultimate easy, slow cooker meal! It's packed with nutritious and delicious ingredients, and it's even got a little kick.

This is the final product for green chili chicken. There is a large glass bowl filled with shredded chicken and topped with sliced jalapenos, cilantro, and sliced avocado. There are small bowls filled with cilantro, jalapenos, and tortilla chips as well.

Green chili chicken recipe

This green chili chicken recipe is an easy and delicious meal for the week! This healthy recipe only requires 5 ingredients and a slow cooker.

This recipe makes the BEST green chili chicken. This meal is packed with juicy chicken with a little kick to it, making it a high-protein and delicious meal. Make it for dinner or save it for meal prep salads, cauliflower rice bowls, wraps, tacos, or nachos throughout the week. The final product screams affordable, homemade, and SO tasty.

What ingredients do I need for this green chili chicken recipe?

I’m a firm believer that you can make easy and delicious recipes with less than 10 ingredients. This green chili chicken recipe only requires a few ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

  • Chicken breast - Frozen or fresh chicken breast will work great for this recipe.
  • Salsa verde - Any brand of salsa verde will work well for this green chicken chili. You can choose a mild or spicy salsa based on your heat preference.
  • Hot green chiles - These are key to the green chili part of this recipe! Green chilis are a big deal in the Southwest, which is why I wanted to make a recipe with them! Like with the salsa, you can choose if you prefer mild or hot heat for the chilis.
  • Cumin - Adding a little cumin will give an extra kick to the recipe.
  • Salt and Pepper - Go ahead and add these to taste.
  • Tomato paste - This ingredient is Alan's favorite part of the recipe. A little tomato paste goes a long way, and even a little will add a rich, cartelized flavor.
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: Cilantro, limes, japaleno, plain greek yogurt, and cheese are all great toppings for this chicken!
There are the ingredients needed for the green chili chicken. There is chicken breast, tomato paste, green chilis, spices, and salsa.

What equipment do I need for this recipe?

The main piece of equipment you need is a slow cooker. All you need to do is dump the ingredients into a slow cooker and let it cook!

This is the final product for green chili chicken. There is a large glass bowl filled with shredded chicken and topped with sliced jalapenos, cilantro, and sliced avocado.

What is the process?

Get ready to read the easiest cooking process.

  • Place chicken breast in the slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together to make the sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  • Cook on high for 2 hours, low for 4 hours, or until the internal temp of the chicken is 165 degrees.
  • Take out the chicken and shred.
  • Add the chicken back to the sauce mixture.
  • Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!
This is all of the ingredients of the green chili chicken when they're in the crockpot.

How should I eat this?

This green chili chicken can be enjoyed in so many ways! Here are some ideas of how you can incorporate the chicken:

  • Wraps
  • Rice
  • Salads
  • Quinoa
  • Bowls
  • Tacos
These are some additional topping ideas for the green chili chicken. There is a bowl with sliced jalapenos, chopped cilantro, and sliced avocado.

Looking for something similar?

If you love slow cooker recipes, try my Healthy Buffalo Chicken or Honey Sriracha Chicken.

Can I have the recipe?

If you try this recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts! I hope you enjoy this green chili chicken recipe as much as I do.

This is the final product for green chili chicken. There is a large glass bowl filled with shredded chicken and topped with sliced jalapenos, cilantro, and sliced avocado. There are small bowls filled with cilantro, jalapenos, and tortilla chips as well.
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5 from 6 votes

Green Chili Chicken

This green chili chicken recipe is the ultimate easy, slow cooker meal! It’s packed with nutritious and delicious ingredients, and it’s even got a little kick.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bbq chicken nachos, green chili, slow cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken
  • 6 oz salsa verde
  • 4 oz hot green chiles
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

Optional Toppings

  • cilantro 
  • limes
  •   jalapeños

Instructions

  • Place chicken breast in the slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together to make the sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  • Cook on high for 2 hours, low for 4 hours, or until the internal temp of the chicken is 165 degrees.
  • Take out the chicken and shred.
  • Add the chicken back to the sauce mixture.
  • Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe Rating




Sydney

Friday 27th of August 2021

Had this for dinner over rice with some green bell pepper and it was amazing! So flavorful and so easy to prep and then just set it and forget it until dinner, definitely adding to my regular rotation!

Hannah Marshall

Friday 21st of May 2021

My husband and I have enjoyed this chicken for several meals the past few days, and each time my husband says how good it is! Juicy and full of flavor - especially when served with freshly squeezed lime!

Megan K.

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Had this for dinner over cauliflower rice and a corn black bean blend. Sprinkled a little cheese on top, and it was super delicious. I also didn’t remember to get it in the crockpot til 2 hours out so I’m so thankful it is easy to throw together. Excited for left overs tomorrow!