Shredded Green Chile Chicken is not only delicious but it is versatile and done in the crock pot. Use it in a salad, tacos or even a quesadilla for a easy and yummy dinner.
If you follow me on Instagram you know I am a frequent visitor to Utah. Two of my children and lots of other extended family live there so I am there often. I always have my list of favorite places to eat while I am there.
On a visit several years ago, I was introduced to Bajio Mexican Grill by my niece Emily. She told me I had to try the Bajio Chicken Chile Salad and she was right. It was so yummy. After I had it the first time, I came home and got right to work to create a copycat version. Although it’s not exactly like the original I have to say it comes pretty close. And in fact, my daughter Tessa said she liked it better than the real thing. It wasn’t quite as sweet. I have to agree I prefer this recipe as well. And my husband loves it too. He is always very complimentary about whatever I make. But when he tells me more than once how good something, is I know it is a keeper!
Easy Crock Pot Shredded Green Chile Chicken
This recipe goes together so quick, about 5 minutes and six ingredients in the slow cooker and 5-6 hours later you have dinner!
After I had shredded the chicken and returned it to the crock pot for an hour I drained off the juice and added a mixture of cornstarch and water to it to thicken it up. You can also at this point taste for sweetness and add more brown sugar if you’d like it a bit sweeter.
By thickening up the liquid you almost don’t even need to add salad dressing to this salad. The sweet glaze from the chicken acts as a salad dressing. If you want to add dressing the Creamy Tomatillo Dressing is perfect on this salad.
In addition to a delicious salad, this shredded green chile chicken makes amazing tacos too! Just load up a corn tortilla with the chicken and your favorite taco toppings.
I’ve also used the shredded green chile chicken in quesadillas. I added some Mexican cheese blend and it was delicious! What’s not to love about such a versatile recipe and the fact that it’s done in the crock pot! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!
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SLOW COOKER – My favorite one is the classic, the Rival CrockPot. In fact, I love it so much I own three of them. Two 6 qt and one 4 qt.
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Crock Pot Shredded Green Chile Chicken Recipe
Shredded Green Chile Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 1/2 cup brown sugar more to taste
- 1 4 oz. can diced green chilies
- 6 oz. Sprite
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
- Remove chicken and shred.
- Return to crock pot, thicken and cook for one more hour.
- Thicken the juices if needed by mixing together cornstarch and water and stir in. It will thicken up during the last hour of cooking.
- Serve on a salad or in a taco.
- If you want it spicer rather than sweeter add a hotter salsa and more green chilies.
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Originally posted November 2008