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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 8 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


  • Slow Cooker


  • 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


  • 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!


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