Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken

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The flavour of this Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken benefits from a couple of extra prep steps but it’s well worth it and the slow cooker does most of the work!

Smoky and delicious, the chipotle chicken is great in tacos, burritos or even used as a topping for our easy nacho recipe.

Be sure to check out our other Mexican slow cooker recipes.


  • Prep time

    25 mins

  • Cook time

    8 hours

  • Total time

    8 hours, 25 mins

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How to make it

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan or removable insert from slow cooker and fry 1 sliced onion and chopped garlic, remove.
  2. Generously season 8 bone-in (or if you prefer boneless) chicken thighs with salt and pepper and fry until browned (8-10 minutes).
  3. Place onions, chopped red pepper and chicken in slow cooker, add 2 tsp Chipotle Paste, the drained, crushed tomatoes and crushed stock cube.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until meat is falling off the bone. Shred meat, remove the bones and use as a filling for tacos, burritos, serve simply with rice and beans – whatever you fancy!

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