Chicken in the Slow Cooker
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Chicken in the Slow Cooker. Tacos? Nachos? On rice? It is your choice. A versatile Mexican style family-friendly recipe that will quickly become a favorite.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon of oil for cooking
  • 1 small piece of ginger - chopped finely
  • 1 small onion - chopped finely
  • 2 garlic cloves - chopped finely
  • 300 grams chicken thighs - whole
  • 1 tin cannellini beans - rinsed and drained
  • 1 tin kidney beans - rinsed and drained
  • 4 roma tomatoes - quartered
  • 1 tin tomatoes (plain)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 grinds cracked pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ lemon - peel only
  • 1 capsicum - cut into 6-8 pieces
  • 1 chilpotle pepper - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon cumin ground
Add in last hour
  • 1 corn cob - cooked and kernels removed
To serve
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
  • juice of ¼ lime - use remainder of lime for serving
  • Worcestershire Sauce a few drops
  • 1 packet corn chips, or rice, or tortillas
  • fresh coriander leaves
  1. To a warm pan add the oil and then when warm add the onion
  2. Cook until it starts to soften and then add the ginger, and garlic
  3. After a few minutes add the chicken thighs and just brown
  4. To a slow cooker add the ingredients that have been browned in the pan (described above)
  5. Add the remaining ingredients (minus the corn and serving ingredients) to a slow cooker and set to high for 2 hours and then low for 1 hour
  6. Add the corn kernels on the last hour
To Serve
  1. With a fork mash the avocado and add the yogurt, lime juice, Worcestershire Sauce
  2. Slice the chicken into pieces
  3. Add the chicken slices to the top of the dish with a dollop of the avocado mixture, fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime juice
  4. Serve with either rice, or tortillas, or use to make tacos and serve with corn chips
I safely added ½ a chilpotle pepper when the kids are eating this meal. If Mr Fresh and I eat it I add 1 or 2 chilpotle peppers.
If you are unable to locate chilpotle peppers substitute with chilli but use only a small amount as slow cooking will intensify the flavor.
Recipe by A Fresh Legacy at