Crockpot Chipotle Chicken

Crockpot Chipotle Chicken | Plaid and Paleo
I love how easy it is to cook chicken in the crockpot. I have a couple chicken crockpot recipes on my blog  (here, here, here). I am constantly trying to think of ways to cut down on kitchen time, and I always go back to my crockpot. You can make so many things in a crockpot. It is pretty crazy! The best part is you don’t need a super nice one. I got mine for $30 at Target a few years ago, and it still works like a charm.

I’m pretty sure I am still in the Texas state of mind. I walked outside in shorts yesterday only to realize it was in the 30s. Boo winter. Can’t you be over already? Thank goodness it is just three more weeks until spring. In the two days since I posted about wanting to go to Paleo f(x), I made up my mind to take the plunge and go! I got great feedback from others going who said how much fun it is. I sometimes get nervous going to big events by myself, but I am so excited to meet other paleo people! Austin has a ton of paleo-friendly restaurants I wasn’t able to try on my short trip, which I will for sure be hitting up in April. 

Crockpot Chipotle Chicken | Plaid and Paleo
Crockpot Chipotle Chicken


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts
  • Marinade
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 chilis in adobo
  • 1 tbls tomato paste
  • 1 tbls rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lime juiced


  1. Mix all marinade ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Place chicken in the bottom of the crockpot then pour in marinade.
  3. Cook on high for 2 1/2 hours or low for 5.
  4. Then shred chicken with two forks.
  5. Return to crockpot, toss with remaining sauce and cook on low for 30 more minutes.
  6. Chicken is great by itself or in lettuce wraps!
  7. Serves 2-3.
x vanessa


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  2. Winnie says:

    This looks delicious! I make salsa chicken in the crockpot, and so this is going to be next! Thank you. New to this lifestyle and am loving it. Lost 17 lbs so far!

  3. Colleen says:

    This chicken was awesome!! my husband and kids loved. Served it as burito bowls with brown rice, black beans, corn, salsa, sauted peppers and onions and shredded cheddar. Will make this part of our regular dinner menu.

  4. Erica says:

    This looks delicious! Just curious on how spicy it is? Would love to let me 2.5 year old eat some as well if it’s not too spicy! :)

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