Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken Recipes

A simple Mexican shredded chicken made in the slow cooker with only three ingredients. This recipe makes such tender and flavorful chicken, you’d never guess it was so easy!

Cuisine : Mexican,
Recipe Yields : 4 servings
Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 210 minutes
Keywords : crockpot mexican chicken, slow cooker mexican chicken, slow cooker mexican shredded chicken,


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (a little less than 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • salt (if desired)


  1. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and stir. Do not add water. Add a few pinches of salt if your taco seasoning does not contain it.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours, or on high for 3 hours. 
  3. Shred the chicken, either with two forks or with a hand mixer. See Note for more detail.
  4. Return chicken to slow cooker, if you shredded it on a cutting board or plate. Stir and cook uncovered for 30 minutes on High or 60 minutes on Low.
  5. Serve in tacos, enchiladas, burritos, salads, or burrito bowls.

Rated : 5 from 9 votes
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