Creamy Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken

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Slow cooker green chili chicken is the ultimate comfort food. This mouthwatering recipe blends tender chicken with a rich, dairy-free creamy sauce infused with vibrant green chilies.

Just set it and forget it as your kitchen fills with the enticing aroma, creating a delicious, hassle-free meal. This will be one of your favorite slow cooker recipes

About Slow Cooker Crockpot Green Chili Chicken 

Some recipes just lend themselves to the slow cooker. This crockpot green chile chicken is definitely one of those recipes. It’s made with just a few pantry staples and comes out creamy and delicious every time. This easy dinner recipe is a great way to use up boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs with minimum prep work. 

Since simple recipes require effortless prep, it’s perfect for busy weeknights. You can also serve it at your next game day or movie night. Paired with grain free tortillas or tortilla chips, this slow cooker meal is a perfect base for all your favorite toppings. 

Tools Needed

crock pot or slow cooker: Using a slow cooker makes this recipe so easy. Just set it and forget it. 

Slow Cooker Green Chile Ingredients

skinless chicken breasts or skinless chicken thighs: Of course you’ll need some chicken.  

jar of salsa verde (tomatillo salsa): One of the ingredients that makes this chicken so good. Salsa verde adds a ton of flavor and makes for juicy chicken. 

Kosher salt: enhances flavor of other ingredients 

dairy free cream cheese: adds creaminess without the dairy 

green chiles: makes things tasty and a bit spicy 

How to Make Green Chile Chicken in the Crock Pot

Step 1: Add the chicken to the bottom of the slow cooker. 

Step 2: Top with jar of salsa, stirring to thoroughly coat the chicken. 

Step 3: Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low. 

Step 4: Once cooked, shred chicken using two forks. 

Step 5: While on low, add dairy free cream cheese and green chiles. 

Step 6: Stir together until everything is mixed together well. 

​How to Serve Crock Pot Green Chile Chicken

Try these different garnishes on top of the shredded chicken to take this meal over the top. 

  • ​lime juice 
  • diced sweet onion
  • fresh cilantro 
  • sliced avocado 
  • pico de gallo 

What to Serve With This Versatile Green Chile Chicken

  • ​grain free wraps 
  • organic corn tortillas 
  • wild rice 
  • as a base in burrito bowls 
  • in chicken tacos 

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in airtight container for 3-4 days. 

This meal can be served at your next game night and is a super easy weeknight dinner. This recipe will easily be one of your favorite meals. 

How to Reheat

Put any leftovers in a small saucepan on low and reheat with a bit of chicken broth. 


Q: Can I make this recipe without the cream cheese?

A: Absolutely! If you’d rather not use the dairy free cream cheese in this recipe, just skip it! 

Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken

Dairy free creamy slow cooker green chili chicken. This mouthwatering recipe blends tender chicken with big flavors for a comforting meal that can't be beat.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1-16 oz jar salsa verde or tomatillo sauce
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 8 oz dairy free cream cheese
  • 2- 4oz cans green chiles


  1. Add the chicken, jar of salsa and salt to the slow cooker.
  2. Stir to coat.
  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low, for 5-6 hour until cooked through.
  4. Carefully shred the chicken with two forks.
  5. Turn on low and add diary free cream cheese and green chiles.
  6. Mix together until cream cheese is melted.


Can cook on high for 3-4 hours in slow cooker or for 5-6 hours on low.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 364Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 146mgSodium 773mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 42g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate.

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