Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Bowls

The weather is getting warmer, but I still really rely on my trusty slow cooker for easy dinners. Between my work schedule and Marc’s work schedule and rehearsal schedule it has been essential for getting dinner on the table. I also just love the way chicken falls apart when it cooks low and slow for 8 hours, it’s so satisfying. This week I basically took items I had on hand and combined them all in that wonderful slow cooker for an incredible, Latin influenced dinner. Let me tell you, these slow cooker chicken verde bowls could not be easier or more flavorful!

I still had a lot of ingredients leftover from recipe testing my chicken fajita sheet pan crunch wrap, so that was the inspiration for continuing the Latin theme into this week. Once I prepped my onion, bell pepper and garlic everything was ready to go into the pool.
Once all of the ingredients went into the slow cooker, the mixture cooked on low for 5 hours. It started to smell incredible right away! The salsa verde was such an easy, jarred ingredient but it made all of the difference in the world.
After the 5 hours were up, I shredded the chicken with two forks and gave everything a stir. Then it all cooked for another 3 hours to really develop loads of flavor.

That was all there was to this simple dish! I served the chicken over cooked rice in pretty bowls and garnished it with a little cilantro. The mixture would also be so good on crusty rolls for pulled chicken sandwiches. I loved how completely fall apart tender the chicken was and the verde sauce was so amazing. The pepper and onion really took it to the next level. Hope you all love it too! It’s really light for summer. xoxo

Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Bowls
Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Bowls
5 from 3 votes
Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Bowls
Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Bowls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 

Even with the warmer weather coming in, I still rely on my slow cooker for easy dinners. These slow cooker chicken verde bowls are no exception! They are loaded with flavor and the tender chicken just falls apart.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, Dinners, Slow Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 whole red bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 whole onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jar salsa verde 16 ounces
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • fresh cilantro as needed for garnish
Instructions
  1. Set up a slow cooker and combine the chicken, bell pepper, onion, garlic, salsa verde, chicken stock, salt, pepper and cumin in it. Give it a quick stir, then close it up and turn it to low. Let it cook for 5 hours, then open it up and use two forks to give it a stir and shred the chicken up. Let it cook for another 3 hours. Serve over the warmed up cooked rice with some fresh cilantro immediately and enjoy! It also makes great leftovers. 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.8g7%
Saturated Fat 1.1g7%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 22.3g7%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 24.3g49%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Bowls
Slow Cooker Chicken Verde Bowls

 

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