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Crock pot Chipotle Chicken Recipe

Fresh lime, adobe sauce and chipotle peppers combine for a flavor packed Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken Recipe. This recipe is simple yet delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Crock pot Chipotle Chicken Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (approximately 2 pounds) 
  • 2 chipotle peppers (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce) 
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce) 
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (8 oz can)
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 3 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregoano
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro (chopped)


  • Cut the chipotle peppers in half and remove the seeds from the peppers.  Then add the Chipotle peppers with the adobo sauce from the can to a food processor.  Then add in the tomato sauce and minced garlic.  Blend under the mixture is smooth.  
  • Place the chicken on the bottom of a crock pot. Then pour the chipotle mixture on top and add in the seasonings (onion powder, dried oregano, cumin, chili powder and salt). 
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the chicken is shreddable. 
  • Once the chicken is done, shred the chicken and stir it back into the sauce in the crockpot. 
  • Top with the chopped cilantro.  Serve as is or in tortillas or over rice.  Enjoy! 


The chipotles add a smoky flavor to the meal but they do add heat as well.  If you are sensitive to spice, then only use 1 chipotle pepper. I freeze the remaining peppers and sauce so that I’m able to use them in a future meal or recipe.  
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1542mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 818IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg