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Angie’s Chipotle Shredded Chicken – Taco Salad Style

Updated On: Feb 19, 2024
shredded chicken tacos in the slow cooker

This post is coming to you today from Sunny California.  Ok, it’s not, it’s foggy and cold.  But it’s California…my birth-state and I’ll take it.  We got here yesterday and the drive down 101 from Oregon was amazing.  The sky was blue and the beautiful ocean was endless.  Living in Eastern Washington makes me yearn to see and smell the ocean that I love so much.  So as soon as we got to Crescent City yesterday and I saw the first glimpse, we pulled over immediately and I jumped out and took in a DEEEP breath and let out a big sigh of joy….and then took this picture.

Ok, so let’s get back to food.  Today is my sweet friend Angie’s Birthday!  Happy Birthday Angie!!  This recipe is for her Chipotle Shredded Chicken that cooks in the slow cooker all day long.  I love the slow cooker and I am seriously in love with the smoky sweetness of chipotles.

Angie made this recipe into tacos for us when we were on vacation together a couple of weeks ago.  She made sides of beans and rice and tons, and I do mean tons, of fixin’s!  They were fantastic!  There were seconds and maybe even some thirds being had by a few.

crockpot chicken shredded

The recipe is extremely easy and the results are phenomenal!  Really phenomenal.  Look at the picture?  I want to lick my monitor.  I can smell it too.  Smoky.  Spicy.  Ughhhh…I want more now.

crockpot chipotle chicken for tacos

I know you don’t have a smell-a-computer, but if you did, you’d be inhaling greatness right now.

Angie's slow cooker shredded chicken

Angie’s Chipotle Shredded Chicken Tacos

This slow cooker recipe for shredded chipotle chicken is so delicious and only requires a few ingredients to feed a crowd.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 6)
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup salsa I used my Winter Salsa
  • 2 tbsp canned Chipotle chilies in adobo sauce sliced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • warm tortillas

Toppings

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • cotija cheese
  • lime quarters
  • sour cream
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • onion
  • salsa
  • guacamole

Instructions
 

  • In a slow cooker, combine chicken, garlic, salsa, chipotle chiles, chili powder, 1/4 tsp pepper and salt to taste.  Add a 1/4 of water if the mixture looks too dry.  Cover; cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. (long and low is best).
  • Transfer chicken to a serving bowl, shred with 2 forks.  Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.  Spoon onto warm tortillas and add toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 22gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 472mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 375IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 3mg
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Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  1. This is Martha Stewart’s recipe-not Angie’s. Just sayin.

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Aiping Wang says:

    I also love tacos but we only make a cheese as a for dipping, I better try this recipe. It looks delicious and tasty. Thank you for sharing this to us more powers

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  5. A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says:

    This looks like a recipe my family would ask for again and again!

  6. EA-The Spicy RD says:

    These look fabulous! Makes me want to buy a slow cooker, but a new blender is first on my list. Enjoy your trip in Cali, my birth state too 🙂

  7. Cookin' Canuck says:

    I do the same thing whenever I get back to the ocean – breathe in that salt air. The smokiness of the chipotles is the perfect addition to these tacos.

  8. Kimmy Bingham says:

    Oh Heather, that coastal picture is just amazing. I love those moments where your body just gives in and relaxes. Beautiful! I love this slow-cooker recipe, I’ve been trying to use mine more and this is perfect!

  9. I’ve been looking for more ways to use my slow cooker and with my chipotle pepper loving family, I think I have a winner. I sent a link to Michael who promptly responded “Yes. Tonight?”

  10. This looks mouthwatering!!! YUM!

  11. Nelly Rodriguez says:

    I could eat these…over anything and everything. Promise to make me this…and those lasagna cups…when I visit? 🙂 xoxo

  12. Happy Birthday, Angie!

    Heather, this looks really good and I might have it over rice ;-). Thanks for sharing!

  13. Wenderly says:

    Oh my stars does that look delicious! Happy Birthday Angie!

  14. Looks really delicious. I’m a California girl. Have fun there!

  15. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says:

    looks so good!

  16. Yum! Taco meat in the slow cooker is SOOOO good. Love the spice of the chipotles. Enjoy California…hopefully the sun comes out soon for you. It’s overcast but way too muggy today. Ugh…

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