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Green Chile Chicken Recipe

 This Green Chile Chicken recipe comes together easily in the slow cooker, and it's Paleo & Whole30-friendly! Make a batch for your meal prep today.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 300 kcal


  • 3 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tomatillos husked and diced
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 1/2 lb Hatch chiles diced*
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • Fresh lime wedges and chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. Lay the chicken thighs into the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle with the cumin, salt, coriander and black pepper. Toss the chicken to coat with the seasonings.
  3. Add the tomatillos, onion, green chiles and garlic.
  4. Cover the slow cooker and set on low for 5 hours.
  5. When the time is up, remove the lid and shred the thigh meat with two forks.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Use canned Hatch chiles (4 ounces) if fresh aren't available.

Nutrition Facts
Green Chile Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 215mg 72%
Sodium 524mg 22%
Potassium 661mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 11.6%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.