Main Dish | July 14, 2015

Crockpot Tomatillo Chicken

You know a recipe is good when…your husband ask’s for thirds. Your children eat all their food…by themselves. The left overs are gone the next day, and it’s a hand-me-down.  And a hand-me-down of a hand-me-down.  All of that happened to be this lovely crockpot tomatillo chicken recipe.
Combine everything in the crockpot except sour cream. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. When done shred chicken and add sour cream.  This is a hard recipe to mess up. Feel free to add more or less of your favorite flavors. I tend to be heavy on the lemon and cumin because I just can’t get enough of them! Never walk up to me and say lemon… you might get drooled on :) Serve the chicken and sauce in tortillas.
Crockpot Tomatillo Chicken on taco, topped with tomatoes and cilatnro

Cheese Makes It Better

These tortillas better have some grilled cheese on them!  You heard me right.. grill your cheese! Melts the cheese and brings out the rich salty flavors of the cheese. So good people. To grill the cheese, place a tortilla on a griddle or non-stick pan over a medium heat. You want to allow the cheese to melt little before the tortilla burns. Once it has started to melt, flip it over. Yes just do it! The cheese will sizzle and melt. Just don’t lift it too soon. When its ready the cheese will no longer stick to the pan. The tortilla gets a little crunchy and the cheese is a melted chewy goodness that is perfect with the sauce chicken and soft avocado. SO good!
flour tortillas with cheese on grill, being flipped over in other picture
tortilla with melted cheese and halved avocado on side
This chicken is great on just about anything like tacos (my favorite), burritos, nachos, or over salads (another one of my favorites.)  Hope you enjoy!
Tomatillo Chicken on tacos with lime on side
5 from 1 vote
Crockpot Tomatillo Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 10 mins

Spice family dinner up with this easy crockpot recipe!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy crockpot recipe, tomatillo chicken tacos
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • T lemon juice
  • 1/2 + C tomatillo salsa salsa verde
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  1. 1. Combine everything except sour cream in crockpot.
  2. 2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. 3. When done shred chicken and add sour cream.
  4. Serve warm in burritos with grilled corn and rice, in taquitos, or quesadillas. I love it over a salad. This is a hard recipe to mess up. Feel free to add more or less of your favorite flavors. I tend to be heavy on the lemon and cumin because I just can't get enough of them!
Recipe Notes

PRESSURE COOKER: Add all ingredients except sour cream to inner pot. Lock lid in place, set to medium meat setting, or 15 minutes. Quick release when done, shred chicken, add sour cream, serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Tomatillo Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 512mg 21%
Potassium 687mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Vitamin C 4.3%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    1. Hi Nicole, I’ve never tried with fresh tomatillos. If you do, I image you would want to add your own seasoning. The great thing about using verde sauce is that it’s seasoned! Just makes life easy!

  1. Whats the serving size? I want to tRy making this Recipe for 5 people and wondering how many chicken breasts i should use. Thanks!