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Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

Mexican inspired slow cooked chicken perfect for tacos, salads, and burritos! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 10


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, raw
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken broth 98% fat free
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander (in the spice aisle)
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce (I use Franks)


  1. In a medium skillet heat oil and add onions and garlic. Cook until soft or about 5 minutes and then add to slow cooker. 

  2. Add the rest of ingredients to slow cooker and mix until combined well. 

  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hour on low or high for 5 hours.. Remove chicken from sauce, shred, and return to slow cooker for 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors from the sauce to mingle with the chicken. Enjoy chicken with tacos, salads, enchiladas, burrito bowls, quesadillas, or whatever ya want! 

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1/2 cup (3.5 oz)  

0 Freestyle Smart Points (calculated with Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

2 Smart Points (calculated with Weight Watchers Recipe Builder)

1 Point Plus (calculated with My Score Plus)

67 calories .9g fat, .2g saturated fat, 2.3g carbohydrates, .5g fiber, .7g sugar, 11g protein. 


To reheat leftover chicken: Grab a skillet and heat chicken over medium heat for about 5 minutes.