Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken

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Crock-Pot Cooking is a total lifesaver this time of year.  We are busy enough all year long, but the Holiday’s bring a whole new level of busy!  Throwing some spices and meat in the slow cooker to let it do it’s “thing” is a total time and life saver.  Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken is just perfect to make all your favorites with!

Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ During the busy Holidays the Crock-Pot is your best friend. Why not let the slow cooker so all the work while you are busy with family and friends. A spicy base for all your Mexican favorites. Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken is so versatile and you can use it in all your Mexican favorites. The classics like Tacos, Burrito’s, Enchiladas, and more are great to make with this chicken.   You control the heat so turn it up or dial it down!  This truly is Perfect.

Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ During the busy Holidays the Crock-Pot is your best friend. Why not let the slow cooker so all the work while you are busy with family and friends. A spicy base for all your Mexican favorites.

I love making my own spice packets.  You will love that you can control the heat and salt in the dish.  I made this fairly spicy.  Not burn your mouth and make you sweat spicy but you certainly know that you are eating Mexican.  I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my spice cabinet.

You may see some spices in the ingredient list that you may not have on hand.  I have placed an alternative spice in { } for you that you should already have in your spice cabinet now.

Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ During the busy Holidays the Crock-Pot is your best friend. Why not let the slow cooker so all the work while you are busy with family and friends. A spicy base for all your Mexican favorites.

Burritos and Enchiladas are two of our favorite meals here at The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen.  Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken is made not only for those classics but think outside the box also.  A Mexican twist on Red Beans and Rice.  A spicy Chicken Noodle Soup.  So many different ways to use this easy chicken!

What is your favorite way to use shredded chicken?  It’s so fun to know what you like! It helps me create more recipes that will make you drool.

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Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken

Yield: approx 3 cups

Crock-Pot Perfect Mexican Shredded Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp each onion and garlic powders
  • 2 tsp ancho chili powder {1/4 tsp cayenne and 2 tsp regular chili powder}
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp mild chili powder {regular chili powder in addition to the chili powder mentioned above}
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika {hungarian or regular paprika}
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 4 oz can of tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  1. mix all the spices in a small bowl
  2. rub the spices on both sides of the chicken
  3. place chicken in slow cooker
  4. pour in the fire roasted tomatoes and tomato paste
  5. pour in the chicken broth
  6. mix in any remaining seasons from the bowl
  7. cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours
  8. using two forks shred the chicken in the slow cooker letting the meat soak in the juices
  9. keep on warm until ready to use in any of your favorite Mexican or Spicy Dishes
  10. Will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days
  11. makes approx 3 cups
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