Mexican Pulled Chicken Recipe- (Made in the Crock Pot!)

Posted on February 6, 2014 by Amy Krasner

I recently started using my crock pot again. If you have never used one before, you really should start…. NOW! You can get one for $30 on Amazon. The crock pot is one of my favorite time-saving tools for the days where I know that I won’t have a lot of time to cook dinner. It is also great for warm winter dinners.

All you have to do is load up the crock pot in the morning (never takes more than 10 minutes) and then set the timer. The best part is that when you get home from work, your food is ready to eat!  You can make plenty of different types of recipes in the crock pot, anything from soups to stews to pulled chicken or pulled beef.

One of my favorite recipes (see below) to make is a Mexican Pulled Chicken. You can used the chicken to make tacos, you can put it over rice, add it on top of steamed vegetables, or my favorite is to make them into lettuce wraps. Oh, and don’t for get to add some delicious toppings (avocado, salsa, cheese, lettuce etc.)

Mexican Crock Pot Chicken
Serves 4
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Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
  1. 3 organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1/2 red onion, sliced
  3. 1/2 jalapeño, sliced (optional for spice)
  4. 1 cloves of garlic, minced
  5. 1 cup of fresh blended salsa (mild or hot)
  6. 1 Tbsp lime juice
  7. 1 tsp sea salt
  8. 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  9. 1 tsp oregano
  10. 1 tsp cumin
  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock pot. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients & mix well. Pour mixture over the top of the chicken
  2. Cook in the crock pot on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6 hours. Serve and enjoy!
  1. The cooking time is between 3-4 hours. Different crackpots heat to different temperatures.
Adapted from Civilized Caveman
Adapted from Civilized Caveman
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