Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken

February 26, 2015

I made this adobo chicken a few weeks ago and I’ve been dreaming about it ever since.  We ate tostadas for 3 consecutive days, most times for lunch and dinner.  It was delicious and I highly recommend this recipe to you and your Mexican food-loving family.

Tender pulled chicken, slow cooked in a spicy adobo sauce.  The chicken can be used as filling for tostadas, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, served over rice with roasted veggies… It’s versatile and the options are endless.  Go for it!

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Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken

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Recipe from Le Crème de la Crumb

Yield: 8 or more servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, roughly chopped (use only 2 peppers for a milder spice)
  • 4 tablespoons adobo sauce (approximately)
  • 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce

 

Method:

In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients, except chicken. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker and pour the tomato mixture on top. Carefully stir so that sauce covers the chicken evenly.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

45 minutes before serving, use two forks to shred chicken. Stir the chicken in the sauces inside the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for another 30 minutes. Chicken can be used as filling for tostadas, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, served over rice, etc.

Enjoy!