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Slow Cooker Cheesy Adobo Chicken

Slow Cooker Cheesy Adobo Chicken

With only a short time to prep, this Slow Cooker Cheesy Adobo Chicken can be as spicy as you want it and is family friendly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 321kcal


  • 1 pound or a little more chicken breasts (bone-in, skin on)
  • ½ cup salsa use something you really like
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • For cheese sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cups freshly shredded cheese I used sharp cheddar and monterey jack


  • Mix together salsa and adobo sauce
  • If more spice is desired, add salsa, sauce and 1-2 peppers to blender and blend until just smooth
  • Add to crock
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours (recommended) or high for 3-4
  • Once chicken is done remove from crock
  • Using forks remove the skin and pull the meat off the bones (careful, it will be hot!)
  • Shred the chicken and make sure there are no remaining bones
  • Return to liquid in crock and let it sit while preparing cheese
  • Right before serving melt 1 butter in small saucepan over medium high heat
  • Add flour and whisk for 1 minute
  • Slowly add milk while whisking to ensure no lumps form
  • Keep whisking for 3-4 minutes until sauce thickens
  • Remove from heat and using a spoon stir in cheese until melted and smooth
  • Add cheese to crock and stir well
  • Serve with rice, tortillas or as desired


I cooked this for 7 hours on low in my 5 quart crock


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 2000mg | Potassium: 371mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 1.3mg