Kid-Friendly Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Verde

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One of the few things we love about the winter is the opportunity to use a slow cooker. One pot cooking is a dream for a busy mom or dad. Your can throw virtually anything into your slow cooker and it will come out tasty. Here is a yummy chicken recipe even the kiddies will love.


2 lbs chicken thighs/breast cut into bite-size cubes

2 bottles (16 oz each) of your favorite tomatillo salsa (I used Fontera Grill Tomatillo Salsa)

1 tbsp cumin powder

chilli flakes, salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 to 1 cup chicken stock or water (optional, if you like a “thinner” verde)


  1. Heat oil and sprinkle chicken with cumin, chilli flakes (if using) and salt and pepper.
  2. Fry in heated oil for 5-6 minutes till chicken gets some color/carmelization (no need to cook through)
  3. Dump in slow cooker along with tomatillo salsa, water/stock (if using) and cook on high for 3 hours of low for 6 hours.  If cooking on stove-stop bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes

This is a guest post from our friends Simran and Stacie at a Little Yumminess. Visit their blog for more fab, kid-friendly recipes.