Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-8 hours on low
  • Total Time: 58 minute
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken is the perfect recipe to have in your back pocket on those days when you don’t have the time or energy to cook. With just 2 ingredients this recipe is quick and easy. It tastes great and can be served in many ways including over rice, in tacos, burritos or quesadillas or on top of salad. 



  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 chicken breasts)
  • 1 (16 oz) jar Herdez brand salsa verde (mild)
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Place chicken in the slow cooker. Pour the salsa verde and water over the top.
  2. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours (thawed chicken) to 8 hours (frozen chicken)
  3. Remove the lid. Use tongs to move the chicken to a cutting board. Shred* the chicken. Then stir it back into the slow cooker.
  4. Use chicken in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, over rice, in salad or plain.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe
  • Calories: 186
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 466 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Protein: 31 g

Keywords: slow cooker