Slow Cooker Chipolte Shredded Chicken
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Delicious Mexican inspired, shredded chicken that can be used in almost any of your favorite Mexican recipes. Slightly smokey and delicious!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 5 lbs
  • 4-5 lbs chicken breast
  • 4-5 canned chipoltes, chopped
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1-2 tsp salt (depending on how much chicken you use)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup water mixed with 1 bullion cube or tsp of chicken bullion (try and crush the cube if you use a cube or heat the water and dissolve it in it.)
  • ¼ cup vinegar, I prefer white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  1. Place chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine all other ingredients and pour over chicken
  3. Set Slow cooker to low for 5½-6 hours or until meat is tender and shreds easily. (can also be cooked on high for 3½-4 hours)
  4. Once chicken is cooked, shred it either in the slow cooker or remove it to shred and then put it back in to soak up the juices.
  5. Serve with all your favorite Mexican fixings.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at