Easy Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe | Keto Barbacoa Recipe

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slow cooker chipotle chicken
slow cooker chipotle chicken
slow cooker chipotle chicken
slow cooker chipotle chicken
slow cooker chipotle chicken
slow cooker chipotle chicken
slow cooker chipotle chicken
slow cooker chipotle chicken
slow cooker chipotle chicken

This Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe is perfectly tender, moist and full of delicious chipotle flavor. Serve it with tortillas, or as a taco salad to keep things low carb.

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What Makes This Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe So Good

If you’re looking for a great Mexican Instant Pot recipe that’s full of flavor but is quick and easy to make, you’re going to love this Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe.

  • Flavor. It’s perfectly tangy, salty and just spicy enough (but not too spicy) that it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. The chicken cooks up super tender and juicy, and it’s so very easy to make.
  • Slow Cooker. If you’re like me, sometimes you just need a good slow cooker recipe to make the day easier. Whether you’ve had a long day at work, your to-do list is getting a little overwhelming, or you just don’t feel like slaving over a stove, this Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe is the perfect way to get a delicious dinner on the table without having to babysit it while it cooks.
  • Low Carb. Not only is this Chipotle Chicken Recipe easy to make, but it’s also low carb and gluten-free. You can serve this recipe with tortillas for your non-keto family members and serve it with a salad or over cauliflower rice for those who are counting carbs. Either way you eat it, you’re sure to be full and happy when you’re done. Now let’s get to cooking…

How To Make Crockpot Chipotle Chicken

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe With Crockpot
  • Blend. In a small blender jar, blend together vinegar, chipotle chili, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, chile powder, ground cloves, and water.
  • Combine. In the slow cooker, combine the chicken thighs and the blended ingredients.
  • Cook. Cook in the slow cooker for 6 hours on low.
  • Shred And Serve. Remove the chicken thighs to a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Add it back to the slow cooker. Stir in lime juice and serve.

Is Chipotle Chicken Spicy?

This Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe does have some spice to it, but it’s not burn-your-tastebuds-off spicy. It has a nice heat to it without being too intense.

If you’re afraid that it will be too spicy for your liking, try serving it with some tortillas or over some brown rice to help subdue some of the heat.

What Is Chipotle Chicken Made Of?

This Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe consists of mainly the chicken and the chipotle adobo sauce, which are the main ingredients you’d see in the chicken you get from the restaurant Chipotle.

Add in some delightful seasonings, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and lime juice and you’ve got one delectable high protein copycat chipotle chicken recipe you’ll absolutely love!

Tips And Tricks For Making This Chipotle Barbacoa

  • Doubling. I wrote this for 1 pound of meat because many of us can’t finish several pounds of meat at once. But you can always double or triple the recipe. Just leave the water to 1 cup if you double the recipe.
  • Freezing. You can freeze the leftovers along with some of the cooking liquid to keep it moist when defrosting.
  • Pressure Cooker. To make this in the pressure cooker, reduce water to 1/4 cup. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes, and allow the pot to rest undisturbed for 10 minutes. Then, release all remaining pressure.

Serving Suggestions for Keto Barbacoa

  • Salad: Use the cooking liquid as a dressing. You may choose to use romaine lettuce, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, chopped red onions, and cilantro.
  • Tacos: Wrap in corn or four tortillas with chopped red onions and cilantro.
  • Over Rice: Cook brown rice pot in pot in the same pot as the meat cooks.
  • Cauliflower Rice: Keep things keto-friendly by serving this with some cauliflower rice.

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe

This Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Recipe is perfectly tender, moist and full of delicious chipotle flavor. Serve it with tortillas, or as a taco salad to keep things low carb.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Course: Main Courses

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: Chipotle Chicken, Chipotle Chicken Recipe, Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken

Servings: 6

Calories: 108kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small blender jar, blend together vinegar, chipotle chili, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, chile powder, ground cloves, and water.
  • In the slow cooker, combine the chicken thighs and the blended ingredients.
  • Cook in the slow cooker for 6 hours on low.
  • Remove the chicken thighs to a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Add it back to the slow cooker. Stir in lime juice and serve.

Tips And Tricks For Making Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken

  • Doubling. I wrote this for 1 pound of meat because many of us can’t finish several pounds of meat at once. But you can always double or triple the recipe. Just leave the water to 1 cup if you double the recipe.
  • Freezing. You can freeze the leftovers along with some of the cooking liquid to keep it moist when defrosting.
  • Pressure Cooker. To make this in the pressure cooker, reduce water to 1/4 cup. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes, and allow the pot to rest undisturbed for 10 minutes. Then, release all remainin pressure.

Chipotle Chicken Serving Suggestions

  • Salad: Use the cooking liquid as a dressing. You may choose to use romaine lettuce, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, chopped red onions, and cilantro.
  • Tacos: Wrap in corn or four tortillas with chopped red onions and cilantro.
  • Over Rice: Cook brown rice pot in pot in the same pot as the meat cooks.

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Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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Originally Published April 28, 2021

Don’t forget to check out my other Keto cookbooks.

Keto Instant Pot, Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets, & Treats, and Easy keto in 30 minutes.