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Slow Cooker Tacos Verde


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I swear I can never have enough slow cooker recipes for any type of Mexican dish.  My family loves them and there are so many different flavor combinations.  This Slow Cooker Tacos Verde is made with chicken thigh and salsa verde!  You can always substitute chicken breasts if you prefer.

This meat was flavorful and moist.  The other great thing with this recipe is you can use the meat in any Mexican dish you like – enchiladas, burritos, tostadas, nachos, etc.  I used the leftovers in a quesadilla which was equally delish.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Verde | realmomkitchen.com

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Verde | realmomkitchen.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Verde


  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar of salsa verde
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • shredded cheese
  • guacamole
  • pico de gallo or fresh salsa
  • tortilla shells


  1. Place chicken in the bowl of a slow cooker. Top chicken with the diced green chiles, cumin, onion and garlic. The pour the salsa over the chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from pot and shredded. Mix in enough of the juice leftover in the slow cooker to make the meat moist.
  4. Spoon chicken into tortillas and top with shredded cheese, guacamole and pico de gallo.
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Recipe adapted from No Fuss Fabulous
This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in February 2019.

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Anne December 30, 2011 - 6:59 am

I am going to make this today. I don’t have chicken thighs, I have chicken breast, but I am sure it will work.

Stacy September 27, 2011 - 9:53 am

I loved this! My whole family did! I made extra hoping for leftovers, but it was such a hit that there were no leftovers.

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Love it! Tacos of any kind are great and these look so easy as well as delicious

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These look wonderful – I love diced green chiles!