Crock Pot Shredded Chipotle Chicken

"This is a recipe that's very easy and simple. I think it's some of the most flavorful chicken (I've made) with no salt added! I love these as tacos with romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, shredded cheesed and some sour cream. It get's really spicy with the added Ro*Tel in there so I omit it unless I'm wanting a lot of heat. I added the beans and corn because it's "acts" like a corn salsa/refried beans, I suppose. It's great to throw together before you run off to work. It feeds me for a week but I cook for one."
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Ready In:
6hrs 10mins
18 tacos




  • put the frozen chicken on the bottom of the crock pot
  • add the rest of the ingredients on top.
  • spread over the chicken and make sure the top is coated as much as possible.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • shred then enjoy (Make sure that you shred up the chipotles too).

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  1. vondab64
    MMMMmmmmm!! I can't stop eating this right out of the crock! Who needs a tortilla?! I used 2lbs fresh boneless breasts but kept the rest of the ingredients as listed, and it is still almost too juicy. Will be perfect for a rice bowl though. I used the Rotel with lime and cilantro, and i did puree the chipotles -- perfectamundo! I also added a couple Goya brand seasonings that i picked up at the grocery store just out of curiosity, and they added even more flavor. One was "Sazon Goya" with coriander & annatto (2 packets), and the other was Goya Recaito - cilantro cooking base (about 1/4 c.) Wow, is this stuff yummy!!! There is enough for a couple meals, at least, and we'll be making enchiladas, and rice bowls, and eating it with a big fat spoon as is!! Thanks so much for this delicious recipe!!
  2. Greeny4444
    This is a great recipe! I have never used chipotle chiles from a can before, but we really like the flavor of chipotle (we get the chipotle Tabasco, I add chipotle powder when I make chili, and I even have made chocolate chipotle cookies!). I doubled the chicken and used 2 cans of chipotle chiles, but I only used one can each of black beans and corn, and I DID add the 1 can (drained) original-style Rotel. We didn't find it too spicy. In fact, I thought it was perfect (I could see how some might, though). I used your (Lil'Deady) suggestion, and we had this in soft tacos, with chopped tomatoes, lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, and my husband had diced onions in his. The sour cream is a nice contrast. I froze what we didn't eat, so we can have fast shredded chipotle chicken again! You should post more recipes. :) Thanks!
  3. PB  J
    This was great! I diced the chipotle peppers before I put them into the mix (I did not add the Rotel) and it turned out wonderful! After it was done cooking, I added cooked rice to the mix and made burritos. My husband loved it! The kids thought that it was a little spicy. I will definitely make it again..... soon!!!
  4. npp3512007
    Puree the chipotles and ro-tel. It seems to coat the chicken a little better. You can control the spiciness of the sauce by the type of ro-tel you buy. Our favorite has lime juice in it. Next time I think I will add some fresh chopped cilantro as a garnish. Yes, it is wonderful as a taco, burrito or enchilada filling.
  5. YorkieMom73
    I made this last week and I am making it again today! It was super easy. I put everything in the crock pot, added some minced garlic and some salt free mexican seasoning and went to work. When I got back the house smelled great and the chicken breasts fell apart in the crockpot. I di cook it on high instead of low and it turned out great. I made burritos with it, served it with rice and I am thinking about serving it with pasta too! A keeper and will be in my regular rotation from now on!


    had a whole chicken that I needed to cook so put it in the crock pot ran my Chipotle's and lime juice garlic salt and fresh ground black pepper into the food processor covered the old bird with that mixture put about 2 cups of water in the bottom started it on high switch it to low later. once it's falling apart I'll pick it add to black beans Rotel and corn
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