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close up of crockpot mexican shredded chicken in a crockpot with a wooden spoon.

Crockpot Mexican Shredded Chicken Recipe

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 460kcal
Enjoy the savory taste of Crockpot Mexican Chicken. This slow cooker shredded meat tastes amazing on tortillas and is great to use in other recipes when preparing chicken flautas and enchiladas.
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  • pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning 1 packet
  • 15.5 ounces canned corn kernels drained (1 standard can)
  • 15.5 ounces canned black beans drained and rinsed (1 standard can)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 1 cup cooked rice optional, for serving


  • Add the chicken breasts to the bottom of the crockpot. Season the tops of the chicken breasts with half of the taco seasoning.
    1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 ounce taco seasoning
  • Dump on the corn, beans, salsa, and remaining taco seasoning on top of the chicken.
    15.5 ounces canned black beans, 15.5 ounces canned corn kernels, 1 cup salsa
    crockpot mexican shredded chicken ingredients in a crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature has reached 165°F.
  • Remove the chicken to shred with a fork and return to the crockpot. Stir in the lime juice and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve immediately over a bed of rice or use for tacos. Enjoy!
    ½ lime, 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro, 1 cup cooked rice
    crockpot mexican shredded chicken in a crockpot.



  • Storage: Store leftover shredded chicken in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Corn: Feel free to substitute an equal amount of frozen or fresh corn for the canned corn.
  • Salsa: Use your homemade or your favorite brand of mild, medium, or hot salsa to customize the spice level. For a fun twist, try salsa verde!


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1797mg | Potassium: 1282mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1041IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg