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Chipotle Crock Pot Shredded Chicken

Chipotle Crock Pot Shredded Chicken is a delicious flavorful chicken that is cooked on low in the crockpot while soaking up the flavors of chipotle peppers, cilantro and garlic. Use this chicken for tacos, in soups, between a bun or even in a quesadilla! The options are endless!Chipotle Crock Pot Shredded Chicken -a delicious chicken cooked in the crockpot while soaking up the flavors of chipotle peppers, cilantro and garlic.|wordslikehoneycomb.com

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We hit the ground running after the holiday weekend and it seems like we wont be slowing down anytime soon!  This probably describes most of your lives year-round so this goody is for YOU.  Incredibly tender shredded chicken that is spiked we chipotle flavors with a simple blender sauce!

Obviously, this will need to be used for tacos on Tuesday, inside your favorite chicken soup on Wednesday, doused with BBQ sauce between two buns on Thursday and smothered with cheese for quesadillas on Friday!  BAM. Your meal plan in one sentence!

Chipotle Sauce

As always, the chipotles are the star of the show and that is why I love them.  They bring the party, they are inexpensive, and they jive with all sorts of flavors.  A quick blend of the peppers, seasoning, cilantro and yogurt create a saucy marinade to be absorbed by my next favorite in line- the chicken thigh.Chipotle Crock Pot Shredded Chicken -a delicious chicken cooked in the crockpot while soaking up the flavors of chipotle peppers, cilantro and garlic.|wordslikehoneycomb.com

Humble as it may be, the chicken thigh makes all the difference in decent chicken transforming into completely delicious pull-apart tender chicken!  I used a half-half mixture in the crockpot to keep the fat content down (chicken thighs tend to have a bit more fat) and the duo was a complete success!  Not to mention, they soaked up loads of chipotle flavor like pros.

Total spoiler alert here, but we used this chicken in a certain crock pot meal that may or may not be happening next week.  So, obviously you will benefit from whipping this up before next week’s crock pot goodness that is all sorts of cozy and warm!  The cooler weather is here and the cozy needs must be met!Chipotle Crock Pot Shredded Chicken -a delicious chicken cooked in the crockpot while soaking up the flavors of chipotle peppers, cilantro and garlic.|wordslikehoneycomb.com

I also thought it would be fun to search the archives for some ways that this chicken could be used in some of my older recipes!  Here’s what I found 🙂

Enjoy!

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Green Chicken Cheesy EnchiladasGreen Chicken Cheesy Enchiladas-the flavor packed easy enchiladas that pack in veggies and delicious mexican flavors in the comfort of your home. These are packed with protein and covered in a blanket of cheese, my husband LOVED these! |wordslikehoneycomb.com
Creamy Cheesy Chicken CasseroleCreamy Cheesy Chicken Casserole- a simple cozy casserole with real ingredients and easy steps for a healthy comfort food any night of the week! |www.wordslikehoneycomb.com

If you try this recipe, make sure you post a photo on the socials [Instagram|Twitter|Facebook|Pinterest] and use the hash tag #wordslikehoneycomb so we can see!  It’s my favorite to see your creations! Chipotle Crock Pot Shredded Chicken -a delicious chicken cooked in the crockpot while soaking up the flavors of chipotle peppers, cilantro and garlic.|wordslikehoneycomb.com

Tools for this recipe:

  1. 6qt Crock Pot
  2. Mini Food Processor
Chipotle Crock Pot Shredded Chicken
 
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Ingredients
  • 2-3 lbs. chicken breast and thighs (I used enough to cover the bottom of my 6qt crock pot)

  • Chipotle Sauce
    1 cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 3-4 chipotle peppers
  • 1 tbsp. adobo sauce
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in the bottom of the crock pot and set aside.
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients into a mini food processor or blender and pulse until fully blended.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken and arrange chicken until all sides are evenly coated and cover.
  4. Cook on low for 8hrs and then shred chicken with fork. The chicken should tear easily.
  5. At this point you can serve immediately, or allow to soak up the juices even more.
  6. Store for up to 1 week or freeze leftovers in a sealed container for later use.
Notes
I like shredding the chicken at about 7.5hrs (if I am home) and allowing the shredded chicken to marinate in the juices for the remaining time on warm 🙂
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