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Crockpot Green Chile Chicken is an easy dinner recipe. This low-carb chicken recipe combines chicken, cream cheese, green chiles, and spices for amazing flavor.

Crockpot Green Chile

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Green chiles give this chicken flavor without adding heat. This creamy chicken is good served alone for a low-carb meal. As well, serve it as a base for

  1. enchiladas
  2. burrito
  3. tacos
  4. in a wrap
  5. over Mexican rice
  6. on a salad
  7. in a quesadilla
Crockpot Green Chile Chicken

Crockpot Green Chile Chicken Tips

This is really a simple recipe that as easy and putting everything in the slow cooker.

  • I used about 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You can use bone-in since the bone does yield a lot of flavor. Then, remove the bone before you shred the chicken. Additionally, you can use chicken thighs, if you prefer.
  • For the green chiles, I used (2) 4.5-ounce cans of a name brand. I’ve found any name brand is better than generic in this case.
  • I recommend full-fat cream cheese. It melts so much better than reduced-fat or fat-free. If you must use a lower fat cream cheese go for the reduced fat. However, I don’t recommend fat-free cream cheese for this recipe.
  • Finally, use the block cream cheese, not the whipped cream cheese.

Can I freeze this?

As well, this chicken recipe freezes well. Freeze it in an airtight container and let it thaw fully before reheating, you can definitely make this cooked chicken days ahead of time and store it in your freezer.

Can I cook this in the oven?

Yes. First, add the chicken and remaining ingredients to a casserole dish. Next, cover and cook it in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Finally, shred it with two forks and stir until creamy.

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Crockpot Green Chile

Crockpot Green Chile Chicken

Crockpot Green Chile Chicken is an easy dinner recipe. This chicken can be eaten alone for a low-carb meal or in tacos, quesadillas, wraps, on a salad, or rice.

Author: Paula
4.78 from 27 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 4.5-ounce cans green chiles undrained (I like this brand.)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed (I like this brand.)


  • I always like to use a liner in my slow cooker for easier cleanup. Add the liner, then layer chicken breasts, green chiles, garlic, pepper, salt, and cumin. This is my favorite slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken and add the cream cheese to the slow cooker. Replace the top to allow the cream cheese to soften and melt. While it melts shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • Whisk the cream cheese mixture until it smooth. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and stir.
  • Serve immediately or reduce heat to warm and serve later.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I loved this. It’s easy to make and delicious. I think the serving number is a little low, possibly. I made 3 burritos and had about enough for 3 more. Maybe with a few sides, it would serve more.

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