Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 4:00 h
  • Ready In: 4:15 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    7.1 g
  • Cholesterol

    55.0 mg
  • Fat

    1.4 g
  • Fiber

    1.4 g
  • Protein

    24.1 g
  • Saturated Fat

    0.1 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    913.4 mg
  • Sugar

    1.8 g
  • Trans Fat

    0.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.2 g
  • Potassium

    166.1 mg
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Slow cooker salsa verde chicken. Chicken thighs with vegetables, herbs, and delicious homemade salsa cooked in a slow cooker. Cook it in an instant pot-Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Introducing Salsa Verde Chicken

Welcome to our flavorful journey as we explore the deliciously easy recipe for Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken. This mouthwatering dish combines tender chicken with tangy salsa verde, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress. So, grab your apron, and let’s get started on this culinary adventure!

The Perfect Combination: Exploring the Ingredients

Now that I’ve introduced Salsa Verde Chicken, it’s time to dive into the perfect combination of ingredients that make this dish so flavorful. Let’s take a closer look at what goes into creating this mouthwatering masterpiece.

First up, we have tender chicken, which forms the base of our dish. Its juicy and succulent texture will melt in your mouth with every bite.

Next, we add tangy salsa verde, a vibrant and zesty sauce made from tomatillos, jalapenos, onions, and cilantro. This salsa verde adds a burst of freshness and a hint of heat to the dish. To enhance the flavors even further, we include aromatic spices like cumin, garlic powder, and oregano.

These spices infuse the chicken with a rich and savory taste that will have you coming back for seconds.

Lastly, we can’t forget about the toppings! I’ll be garnishing my Salsa Verde Chicken with creamy avocado slices, tangy lime wedges, and fresh cilantro.

These toppings add an extra layer of brightness and complexity to the dish. Now that we know the key ingredients, let’s move on to the next step of our culinary adventure!

Serving and Enjoying Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

Now that your Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken is ready, it’s time to savor the incredible flavors you’ve created. The tender chicken, infused with tangy salsa verde and aromatic spices, is a true delight for the taste buds. There are endless ways to enjoy this mouthwatering masterpiece.

Serve it over a bed of fluffy rice for a comforting and satisfying meal. The combination of the flavorful chicken and the fluffy grains will create a perfect harmony of textures and tastes. If you’re in the mood for something more handheld, why not try filling warm tortillas with shredded chicken?

Add some crunchy lettuce, creamy avocado slices, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a burst of freshness. Each bite will be a fiesta of flavors! For a lighter option, serve the Salsa Verde Chicken on a bed of crisp lettuce. Top it with diced tomatoes, sliced red onions, and a drizzle of tangy Greek yogurt for a refreshing and guilt-free meal.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, don’t forget to garnish it with fresh cilantro. Its vibrant green color and herbaceous aroma will add the perfect finishing touch to your dish. So go ahead, take a bite, and let the explosion of flavors transport you to culinary bliss.

Your Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken is a true testament to the magic of slow cooking and the art of combining simple ingredients to create extraordinary dishes. Bon appétit!

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

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  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 pounds (960 g) tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 poblano chilies, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • freshly squeezed juice of half lime
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 ½ pounds (720-750 g) chicken thighs


Step 1

Preheat a broiler.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine minced garlic, oil, tomatillos, chilies, and onion. Toss well to coat.

Step 3

Spread the tomatillo mixture onto an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated broiler for 10 minutes, or until there are blackened spots on tomatillos and chilies. Remove from the heat, set aside, and allow to cool.

Step 4

Place cooled tomatillo mixture in a blender. Add remaining ingredients, except chicken thighs. Blend until smooth.

Step 5

Place chicken thighs in 4-6 quart (4-6 L) slow cooker. Pour verde salsa over chicken. Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours, or until chicken thighs are tender.

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