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Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken


"I sometimes chop up a chipotle pepper and throw it in with some adobo sauce for a twist. I don't measure spices, so my measurements are conservative."
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4 h 15 m servings 152 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 24.4 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 392 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Arrange the chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker, and pour in the salsa and tomato sauce. Add the garlic and onion, and sprinkle in the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Set the cooker on Low, and cook until the chicken is very tender, 4 to 5 hours. Shred the chicken with two forks for serving.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Followed recipe exactly and put it in my small slow cooker. So easy and it makes a tasty, filling dinner. I shredded the chicken and put it in tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sou...

Most helpful critical review

Recipe was okay. Make a lot of food, but was lacking in flavor..maybe if the sauce was thicker.

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Followed recipe exactly and put it in my small slow cooker. So easy and it makes a tasty, filling dinner. I shredded the chicken and put it in tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sou...

Awesome & easy! I didn't have 4 hours so I cooked on high for a little over 2 hours, shredded it then cooked on low for another 20 minutes. Adults had on hoagies with melted moz on top. Kids lov...

I flipped out a bit when I realized I had NO tomato sauce in my pantry. Whoops. I did have V-8 so I used that instead. I also threw in a handful of fresh cilantro. This smells AMAZING, a lot lik...

Extremely easy and flavorful! I used hot salsa since that was all I had and it was quite spicy, but great... I put the meat in tacos with shreaded cheddar and sour cream. My husband wants it o...

I followed this recipe as posted, except I only had white onion and 2 chicken breasts. To make up for the missing breast, I added a can of black beans. I put the chicken in the crock pot, then p...

This is very good! The chicken is not dry and just falls apart! I made burritos out of it with green chile and cheese!

I completely forgot the red onion but this still tasted great. I added a few dashes of red pepper sauce too. Served over rice but husband suggested to serve in fajitas next time. Great flavor.

Excellent. Made this for the first time today and served it as both the meat in tacos for the kids (5&9) and on Mexican salads for the adults. It was a universal hit. We'll try the chipotle pepp...

This was so good! That even my husband who doesn't even care for chicken loved it. I was looking for a recipe that was for chicken legs when I can across this recipe, and I liked the ingredien...

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