Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
The flavor of this chicken slow cooking in a green chile sauce is simply the best!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 8 - boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 - cup(s) lime juice
  • 2 - tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 4 - tomatillos
  • 1/2 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - 4 oz. can(s) green chiles
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - lime wedges and cilantro**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Peel off the husk and cut the tomatillos into quarters. Dice white onion.
  2. Place the chicken thighs into the base of the slow cooker and add the lime juice, ground cumin, garlic powder, quartered tomatillos, diced onion and green chiles on top of the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Once finished cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Spoon the shredded chicken over the rice.
  6. Prepare veggies and garnish.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken over rice, garnished with lime wedges and cilantro with a side of veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Peel off the husk and cut 8 tomatillos into quarters.
  2. Dice 1 small white onion.
  3. Open 2 cans of green chiles.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 8 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Half of the quartered tomatillos
  • Half of the diced onions
  • Half of the canned green chilies
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the chicken with 2 forks and combine with sauce.
Serve with lime wedges and cilantro over rice with veggies.

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