The Easiest Crock Pot Chicken Green Chili

So if you’ve been around for a while now you know that I don’t blog about food and recipes very often. I actually think it’s only happened about four or five times over the past couple of years, but YOU GUYS. I’ve discovered the easiest crock pot chicken green chile and I just have to share it with you because this is seriously SO good. And it only takes three ingredients. Yep, just three. And you can literally throw it together in five minutes, which is the best part. I make this all the time and it’s become one of our FAVORITE meals. It’s perfect for an easy weekday dinner or even a family gathering. But I’ll be honest, I have to give all credit for this recipe to my husband. He randomly came up with it several months ago all on his own. We weren’t sure how it would turn out, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that it makes the yummiest green chile in all the land. Or at least we think so!

Five Minute Crock Pot Green Chile 

The magic ingredient here is 505 green chile sauce. It’s absolutely delicious. Plus it’s vegan and gluten free. (I believe most grocery stores carry it!) Simply throw everything in the crock pot and cook on high for about 5 hours.

The easiest crock pot chicken green chile! Easy and quick crock pot green chile recipe.

The easiest crock pot chicken green chile! Easy and quick crock pot green chile recipe.

When it’s done cooking, shred the chicken with a fork and knife. Then serve in a bowl with cheese, avocado slices, sour cream, pico de gallo, a warm tortilla on the side, etc. (And be sure to save some for left overs because it’s even better on day two!) Seriously, it’s SO GOOD. And dinner doesn’t get much easier than this.

The easiest crock pot chicken green chile! Easy and quick crock pot green chile recipe. the easiest crock pot chicken green chileEasy crock pot chicken green chile recipe

 I honestly had no idea how this would turn out when my husband came up with it, but we were both shocked at how good it is. It has TONS of flavor. And I like to think of this as one of those meals that looks like you tried a lot harder than you really did, you know what I mean? It looks like it involves a ton of time and effort, but in reality it only takes five minutes. And I have to say, this green chile is just as good as any other green chile I’ve made. You could throw in some extra ingredients like peppers or beans to bulk it up a bit, but this is usually all I do. Plus you can also kick the spiciness up a notch if you like things hot. And like I mentioned earlier, I think the leftovers taste even better, so try to save a couple bowls if you can! (I haven’t tried this with pork, but I think that would totally work too if you want to swap it for the chicken.)

Well I hope you give this easy crock pot chicken green chile recipe a try and please let me know if you do. I make this alllllll the time, so I’d love to hear what you think. And be sure to let me know if you have any questions!

Here’s a few other easy peasy recipes you might want to try:

Chia Seed and Honey No Bake Protein Balls

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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The Easiest Crock Pot Chicken Green Chile Recipe with Only 3 Ingredients!


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  1. This sounds delicious! We love quick meals at our house so I think thisos going to be something we will try for sure!

    Posted 5.14.18 Reply
  2. Cely wrote:

    YUMMY! Thanks for sharing. I am trying this – this week! 🙂

    Posted 5.14.18 Reply
  3. Vicki wrote:

    I make something very similar, using about four pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a package of chili or taco seasoning (Williams brand chili seasoning is my favorite, simple ingredients, I use the packet for two pounds of meat), a jar of salsa verse and just enough water to rinse out jar. Our favorite way to eat it is over crushed tortilla chips with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, grated cheese, onions, etc. A friend who went to Africa on a mission trip learned about adding shredded coconut and chopped pecans as a topping and it is actually very good! We served it in the hospitality room for a basketball tournament and it was a big hit! Can also be used in tacos, burritos, and as a base for tortilla soup by adding other ingredients like corn, black beans, rice, rotel, etc. Crock pot cooking is the best! Since I make such a large batch, I freeze part of it for later. I use recipes sometimes as is or as a guideline, but often make up recipes like this and tweek if needed. I hadn’t heard of this brand of green Chile sauce, will have to look for it at my grocery store. I have also done beef roast in the crockpot with just the green salsa and salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powder and it is also very good. The acidic ingredients in sauces like this, such as vinegar or lime juice help tenderize the meats. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 5.14.18 Reply
  4. RoxAnn wrote:

    Just wondering about the green chili sauce, Amazon says $24 dollars. Is that right?
    Does anyone have another idea instead of this particular sauce?
    It sounds yummy so congrats to your husband!

    Posted 5.14.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      You can find that sauce at most grocery stores! I believe Wal-Mart even carries it.

      Posted 5.14.18 Reply
  5. Jenn wrote:

    Man, this is my kind of recipe! I cannot WAIT Ato try this!! Thanks for sharing!

    PS – I’m obsessed with your new vintage typewriter!! 😍

    Posted 5.14.18 Reply
  6. Deanna wrote:

    I made it last night and we loved it! Truth is…I was a little skeptical. Haha But it was SO good. I had never used the 505 sauce. Definitely will be making it again! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 5.16.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh yay!! So glad you liked it Deanna!

      Posted 5.16.18 Reply
  7. Chicken pot pie that is also chili! I am simply in love. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

    Posted 5.17.18 Reply

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