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Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken

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I am so excited to share this recipe with all of you, and a bit embarrassed to admit that I am still trying to figure out exactly what you are supposed to do with a slow cooker. I did not grow up eating slow cooker meals, so they are still a a bit of a foreign concept…but now I want to learn more!! This Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken is a recipe that I got from…..

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my son’s girlfriend Kristin. She started laughing when I asked her for the recipe, because there really isn’t one.

This all started in a facebook messenger conversation a few weeks ago. I was working on my Chipotle Ranch Dressing post, and she was eating Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken. Oooh, that sounds good…so she proceeds to tell me it’s just a pound or so of chicken breasts, Adobo and turmeric seasoning, and a can or two of chiles cooked for two hours in a slow cooker. Wait, what? It’s really that easy? What on earth is Adobo seasoning?? 😉

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She posted a picture and I walked down the Mexican food aisle at the grocery store looking at all the different varieties, there are several, and started tossing everything into my cart. I did go a bit rogue and added diced tomatoes, but I’ll get to those in a minute.

How to make Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken:

Place chicken breasts inside slow cooker…..

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My grocery store sells them in 1 1/2 pound packages, so that’s what I used.

Sprinkle chicken with Adobo and turmeric seasonings. Flip over and sprinkle the other side…..

Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken seasonings cookingwithcurls.com

My turmeric does not have a shaker top so I just sprinkled it over the chicken with a spoon so it looks splotchy.

Pour diced chiles and tomatoes over the chicken and give them a bit of a stir to spread the flavors around…..

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Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for two hours…..

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Shred chicken with two forks…..

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and place back in the crock pot. Stir to combine with the juices….

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Serve over rice or use as a taco filling…..

Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken with steamed rice for a super simple dinner any night of the week | cookingwithcurls.com

O-M-G it is soooo good! The first day, I poured it over Steamed Rice with no toppings. The second day, I added the Greek yogurt and sliced avocados and it was even better. Next time I will try it as a taco filling, or maybe a quesadilla, or on top of chips. 🙂

Notes:

  • This truly is a no recipe recipe, so get creative.
  • Kristin uses hot chiles, but she’s half Mexican and loves spicy food!! I am a wuss and choose to use mild. She also uses 2 cans of chiles and no tomatoes.
  • Make sure you check your chicken to make sure it is cooked thoroughly. If not, put the lid back on and continue cooking.
  • Kristin also tops hers with a little Topatio hot sauce and Tajin Clasico Seasoning.
  • For Paleo/Whole30 – serve over Cauliflower Rice or in lettuce leaves…and ignore the Greek yogurt in the picture!

Some additional Slow Cooker Chicken recipes for you to try:

If you would like a faster version, check out my Instant Pot Adobo Chicken recipe!

This Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken is definitely a keeper – Thanks Kristin. 🙂

Enjoy!!

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Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken

This Adobo Slow Cooker Chicken is an easy weeknight meal that the entire family will love. It's a really simple recipe that even the kids can help with!
4.50 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: whole 30, paleo, recipe, healthy, chicken, slow cooker, crock pot, main
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon GOYA Adobo all purpose seasoning with pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon turmeric
  • 14.4 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 7 ounce can fire roasted diced green chiles

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts inside slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle chicken with Adobo and turmeric seasonings. Flip over and sprinkle the other side.
  • Pour diced chiles and tomatoes over the chicken.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for two hours.
  • Shred chicken with two forks and place back in the crock pot. Stir to combine.
  • Serve over rice or use as a taco filling.

Notes

  • This truly is a no recipe recipe, so get creative.
  • Kristin uses hot chiles, but she’s half Mexican and loves spicy food!! I am a wuss and choose to use mild. She also uses 2 cans of chiles and no tomatoes.
  • Make sure you check your chicken to make sure it is cooked thoroughly. If not, put the lid back on and continue cooking.
  • Kristin also tops hers with a little Topatio hot sauce and Tajin Clasico Seasoning.
  • For Paleo/Whole30 - serve over Cauliflower Rice or in lettuce leaves.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 19.3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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