Slow Cooker Chicken in Chili Verde (5 pointsplus)

Slow Cooker Chicken in Chili Verde (5 pointsplus)

Back before I really starting cooking, my roommate and I went through at least one package a week of Trader Joe’s Chicken Chili Verde.  Not only was it easy and relatively healthy, we could heat it up at work in the microwave in about 4 minutes.  For first year teachers, this was the pressure test for a passable lunch.  Fast forward to the present and recently I found myself craving this but instead of running to Trader Joe’s, I wanted to make my own version.  In my mind, chicken in chili verde should be chunkier than a traditional chicken in salsa verde.  The vegetables should  be soft and tender but should maintain some of their integrity and it should be spicy.  In fact, in my own version, I like to use 2 unseeded chopped jalapenos or serranos to really pack in the heat.



  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 lb. tomatillos, husked and quartered
  • 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped (use bell peppers for less heat)
  • 1 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped (leave seeds in for more heat)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce (coconut aminos for Whole30®)
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker and top with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Cook for 4 hours or until chicken shreds easily with a fork.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size:   3/4 cup chicken and sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204                      Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g                                                     2%
Saturated Fat 1g                                               0%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g                                0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g                                   0%
Cholesterol 103mg                                      12%
Sodium 300mg                                               13%
Total Carbohydrate 8g                              3%
Dietary Fiber 2g                                                7%
Sugars 4g
Protein 32g

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