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Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Thighs

Slow cooker shredded chicken recipe that is great served on top rice or with added spices to make a batch off Mexican shredded chicken for tacos for dinner! Easy to do and tasty.

slow cooker shredded chicken

Ok so we are all about easy slow cooker recipes here at The Typical Mom. If you’re super busy like we are and are looking for an easy Crockpot recipe, we have one each week.

Crockpot Shredded Chicken

Of course you can serve this cuban style shredded chicken however you’d like, but using it in tacos is amazing!! It cooks all day by itself so all you need is to warm a few tortillas.

For a lower carb meal we have even filled our air fryer zucchini boats with this and a bit of cheese and everyone loves it.

FIRST – You should sign up for my free newsletter so you get new posts emailed to you twice a week and never miss out on anything! Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉


Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

Then you’re ready to serve it once you get home…easy meal idea! Crockpot meals area ll about dump it all in and go, that is my philosophy anyway! Serve on top of a bed of rice or with side dishes like beans and vegetables for a low carb option.

Want to go a step further for taco Tuesday?? Use your crisper to stuff this into tortillas to make a batch of chicken air fryer tacos some night.

cuban shredded chicken

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Thighs

So to make this slow cooker shredded chicken recipe you will need spices, chicken, some veggies and a few cans of tomato items I am sure you already have in your pantry. If you prefer dark meat then just use thighs, more of them. I would choose skinless boneless still so it falls apart and soaks up all the juices.

  1. Chicken – boneless skinless breasts
  2. Chicken broth
  3. Onion
  4. Corn – frozen
  5. Garlic
  6. Red peppers
  7. Diced tomatoes
  8. Tomato sauce

This recipe was adapted from one in Better Homes and Garden’s cookbook called skinny slow cooker with a few revisions.

crockpot shredded chicken recipe

Healthy Shredded Chicken in Slow Cooker

It is quite a healthy crockpot recipe that the whole family will enjoy. It stays great sitting on warm for hours and is filling too. This and creamy Crockpot chicken is perfect for company or to serve during the big game.

If you love this cuban style slow cooker shredded chicken taco recipe you will love our 3 ingredient bbq sweet chicken tacos too cooked in the crockpot. Another favorite for taco Tuesdays!! 

If you want to try making boiled shredded chicken on the stovetop, or slow cooker Mississippi chicken those are great too. For a quick and easy side dish, give our Crockpot brussel sprouts recipe.

crockpot barbecue beef

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Thighs

Slow cooker shredded chicken thighs recipe that is great served on top rice or for shredded chicken tacos too! Easy to do and tasty.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, crockpot, cuban, shredded, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 154kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Add chopped veggies to bottom of crockpot, put chicken over vegetables. In a bowl combine the rest of your ingredients except for the lime juice and mix together.
  •  Pour that bowl of contents over the chicken in your slow cooker and cook on low 5-6 hrs or high for 3-4 hrs. 
  • A bit before serving shred chicken inside crockpot, cover and absorb juices while you’re cooking rice and/or warming tortillas. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 308mg13%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1410IU28%
Vitamin C 62.5mg76%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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