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Shredded Salsa Verde Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Servings: 8 persons


  • about 2 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (or you could do half chicken breasts & half chicken thighs for a mix of white & dark meat flavors)
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa verde
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: garlic and/or onion powder to taste


  • Add the chicken breasts (whole) and chicken thighs (if using them) to the base of the slow cooker. Pour the salsa verde over the top. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  • (If you slow cooker "runs hot" and has a tendency to dry out meat, you might want to add about 1/2 cup of water as well.)
  • Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Once cooked, transfer the chicken pieces to stand mixer (or large bowl) and add 3/4 to 1 cup of the liquid from the slow cooker and mix until shredded to your preference. (If you don't have stand mixer, you can use 2 forks to shred the chicken in a larger bowl.)
  • Use to fix with favorite shredded chicken recipes.
  • Freezer Instructions: Freeze in plastic baggie or container. To thaw, place in bowl of warm water in the fridge and then reheat over low heat in large skillet with oil or water.