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Slow Cooker Verde Chicken Tacos

Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time stand between you and a delicious, home-cooked meal tonight! Slow Cooker Verde Chicken Tacos are a zesty and delicious game-changer regarding weeknight dinnertime.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 169kcal


  • Slow Cooker



  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until chicken is fully cooked
  • Shred and mix with desired amount of remaining juices
  • Serve with your favorite toppings


  • Storage - This recipe is great for prepping extra ahead of time! Store leftover Verde Chicken Taco meat in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Tip: Portion out servings in freezer bags to share with others!
  • Reheat - Warm up in a skillet with a tablespoon or two of water until heated thoroughly or microwave in short increments.
  • Variations - Add a little extra spice with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes or finely diced jalapeño pepper. Also, look for spicy taco seasoning varieties. Switch out a regular tomato salsa for salsa verde, and try boneless skinless chicken thighs for darker shredded meat.
  • Meal Prep - Easily double or triple this recipe for a crowd or an extra meal to give.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg