Tex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken

Course Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 1611kcal
Author Sweet Basil


Recipe from GoodLifeEats

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 limes
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Heat the oil in a medium sized sauté pan.
  • Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cumin, chili powder, coriander, paprika and garlic and sauté two more minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with the chicken broth making sure to scrape up any browned bits.
  • Turn off and set aside.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Add to crock pot.
  • Squeeze the lime on top, add the cilantro, jalapeno, and pour the onion and garlic mixture over top.
  • 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1611kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.9g | Protein: 252.3g | Cholesterol: 796.6mg | Fiber: 11.1g | Sugar: 11.3g