Stupid-Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

Stupid-Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken - so juicy and flavorful! Perfect for meal preppingI mentioned this recipe in passing in another post, but it deserves its own as well in case anyone missed it. In general, I don’t like meat, but even I will find myself standing over the crock pot eating this chicken by the forkful because it’s so juicy and flavorful.

This “recipe” really just involves you dumping three ingredients into a slow cooker and then getting on with your day. It’s a food prepper’s dream! I’ll make a big batch at the start of the week and then have it on hand for taco salads, Mexican-flavored quinoa bowls, spicy breakfast skillets—the list goes on. Stupid-Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken - so juicy and flavorful! Perfect for meal prepping

Stupid-Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

Stupid-Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, depending on how much meat you want (4-6 halves or 2-3 full breasts, to avoid confusion)
  • 1 can salsa of your choice (any salsa you want! I’ve used everything from El Paso to pineapple salsa made fresh on site at Whole Foods)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or 1 ½ - 2 tbsp of your own – here’s my favorite DIY recipe)

Instructions

  1. Place everything in the crock pot and mix it up good so that the chicken is coated in the salsa/spices. I usually pat the chicken breasts down with a paper towel before putting them in the slow cooker because meat slime totally grosses me out.
  2. Cook on high for 5-6 hours.
  3. Use a fork to shred the chicken (it should do so easily).
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Comments

  1. Okay, YUM. And so easy! I think I have to go rescue my slow cooker from my parents’ house now!

  2. Susie B. says:

    I actually made this last night for me and my husband! I threw in some chopped bell pepper and onion as well. And then once it was finished, I took a casserole dish and layered it with corn tortillas and the chicken mixture, poured a little extra salsa on the top, and then baked it! It was great!

  3. Can you share more about “Mexican-flavored quinoa bowls” – that sounds great – I’d like to have a recipe for that!

  4. I make this same thing at least once a week. Also delicious with a can of black beans added in 🙂

  5. so easy! but I love having stuff like this on hand throughout the week for quickie meals.

  6. yes- this will be happening asap! looks so delicious!

  7. I think all will like this

  8. This looks really yummy, I think my boyfriend would love it! x

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  9. I have been making this recipe for over a year for any potlucks we attend. It is always a hit and no matter how much I make it is gone.

  10. How much salsa are you adding to the mix? our super markets sell it in jars not cans so not sure how much you are using.

  11. Does the chicken have to be thawed?

  12. Planning my grocery shopping for later and immediately thought of this recipe to make for this week’s meal prep! Sounds SO good and very versatile. 🙂 Can’t wait to make it (and even better – EAT IT)!

  13. I’m making this right now!! I even grabbed some pineapple salsa from the store, going to make Chicken Taquitos!

  14. Do you follow the taco seasoning directions on water? Or is there any liquid that goes in here?

  15. Yes! you can make this using frozen chicken. It needs a little more spices at the end, but otherwise it’s the same. I’ve been making this for years!

  16. Found this recipe on Pinterest. Just made it tonight and it’s so yummy!! Only thing I did different was I cooked it for 6 hours on low, instead of high. Came out so good, and my husband loves it too!

  17. Just made this for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit! Even my husband and kids who are very picky loved it. It was so quick and easy. I will definitely make this again and again!

  18. These are so easy and amazing! By far the best chicken tacos we have had and yes stupid easy! 🙂

  19. Is this really 5-6 hours on HIGH? That seems like a long time for thawed chicken

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