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5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins

Only five ingredients are required for this flavorful (and versatile!) slow cooker chipotle chicken! Use it as a filling for enchiladas, quesadillas, or tacos. It's simple, tasty, and full of flavor!

Serves: 6
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, peeled
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 6 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 ½ - 3 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts*
  1. Combine the garlic, lime juice, chicken broth, chipotle peppers, and a hearty pinch of salt and pepper into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the chicken and sauce to slow cooker and set to low for 4 hours.
  3. Once the chicken is cooked and tender, shred with 2 forks or use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  4. Enjoy your chicken in tacos, burrito bowls, enchiladas, etc. See the post for ideas!
Recipe Notes

Chicken Thighs

Boneless skinless thighs may also be used. Cook for 5-6 hours on low.


Rotisserie Chicken

If you’re really short on time, you can grab 2 rotisserie chickens, shred them, and toss them in pot with the blended sauce until everything is warmed through.



I tested this recipe in the InstantPot and I wasn’t thrilled with the texture and flavor of the chicken. I personally don’t enjoy chicken breasts cooked in the InstantPot so I highly recommend using thighs if you want to use this method. Combine the sauce and boneless skinless thighs in the InstantPot, cook on high pressure for 10 minutes and do a 5 minute natural release. The InstantPot will take around 20 minutes to come to pressure, so plan for about 35 minutes using this method.