I’m always looking for a new take on shredded Mexi Chicken. ThisTex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken is a great one. There is a ton of flavor and it’s super moist.  The best part is, you just let it sit and cook in your crock pot and soak up all the yummy flavors.

Recipe from GoodLifeEats

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Is  It Safe To Cook Chicken In A Crock Pot?

Using a crock pot to cook chicken is a safe method of cooking.

Chicken should be thawed before cooking in a crock pot.

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Tex-Mex is a fusion of Mexican and American cuisines.

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These ingredients included wheat flour and beef.

Tex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken

Tex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken

4 from 1 vote
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes


ThisTex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken is a great one. There is a ton of flavor and it's super moist.


Recipe from GoodLifeEats

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, large, chopped
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/3 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Limes
  • 1/3 Cup Cilantro Leaves, packed, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and minced


  • Heat the oil in a medium sized sauté pan.
    1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
    1 Onion
  • Add the cumin, chili powder, coriander, paprika and garlic and sauté two more minutes.
    1 1/4 teaspoon Cumin, 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Coriander, 1/4 teaspoon Paprika, 4 Cloves Garlic
  • Deglaze the pan with the chicken broth making sure to scrape up any browned bits.
    1/3 Cup Chicken Broth
  • Turn off and set aside.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
    1 1/2 teaspoon Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Add to crock pot.
  • Squeeze the lime on top, add the cilantro, jalapeno, and pour the onion and garlic mixture over top.
    1/3 Cup Cilantro Leaves, 2 Limes, 1 Jalapeno
  • Cook on low for 3-5 hours, or until cooked through (different crock-pots cook at varying heats) and tender.
  • Remove chicken breasts from the crock pot, shred and place in a bowl.
  • Scoop out the onions and add to the chicken.
  • Depending on the amount of juices produced, you may want to add some or all of the juice back to the shredded chicken.


may be frozen for 3 months


Serving: 1gCalories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 33gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 829mgPotassium: 659mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 578IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes

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