Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken Thighs Recipe - 2 Dads with Baggage
Process of making stuffed chicken flautas

Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken Thighs Recipe

This post on my Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken Thighs Recipe was sponsored by Perdue Farms, and all opinions expressed here are our own.

The beauty of my Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken Thighs recipe is that you can make more than enough and freeze the unused portion for a later meal. Using the slow cooker ensures the meat is tender and flakey, pulling apart very easily. The flavors used in this recipe are perfectly suited for Mexican food. This meat makes an idea stuffing for my Keto-Friendly Baked Chicken Flautas recipe, tacos, burritos and other Mexican favorites.

Shredded chicken thighs by Perdue Farms
Shred the chicken meat with two forks and it will easily fall into pieces.

I like to use Perdue Farms chicken products because they are high quality and organic. You can order Perdue Farms Harvestland Bone-In Organic Chicken Thighs here using my affiliate link and get 15% off your first order!

How to Make Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken Thighs Recipe

Fresh green tomatillos chopped on cutting board with knife
Remove husks from the tomatillos and wash before chopping.


*If you cannot find tomatillos at your market, substitute one 10-oz can of green enchilada sauce.

chopped white onion and green tomatillos in slow cooker pot
Throw the chopped onion and tomatillo right into the slow cooker.


  • Place all ingredients in slow cooker except for chicken thighs and stir well.
  • Add chicken and mix well to coat. Make sure some ingredients are on top of the chicken.
  • Cook on low setting for 6 hours until meat is tender and falling off the bone.
  • Strain juices from meat mixture and allow to cool. Remove all bones and place chicken thigh meat in bowl.
  • Using two forks, tear meat in opposite directions to shred.
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Slow cooker with chicken thighs, onions and tomatillos
Mmmm this mixture of slow cooked chicken thighs smells so good!

Your shredded chicken is now ready to use in our Keto-Friendly Baked Chicken Flautas recipe mentioned above. Freeze any extra meat to use in another recipe later.

Keto-Friendly Baked Chicken Flautas recipe
Not only do these chicken flautas taste amazing, but they look great on the plate too.

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