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I love green chili chicken (or pork)! This recipe is great for busy week nights or lazy weekends. Simply toss all ingredients in the slow cooker for a few hours and out come this tender, fall apart meat with great flavor (and a bit of a kick)! This recipe is great for both paleo and non-paleo eaters. You can top with what every your family likes. We use saute peppers and onions for a topper along with some diced avocados, mango, salsa and sour cream (vegan). Some times I add goat’s milk cheese as a topper too. For non-paleo eaters, they can use tortillas and top with cheese. For paleo eaters, eat as a bowl with toppings or if you really want to use tortillas and chips then check your local health food stores or online. There are lots of recipes out there to make your own. I have tried a few but not been too successful. There are companies that make paleo tortillas and chips that can be purchased online or possibly at your local health food store. A health food store near me sells locally made paleo tortilla dough that you roll or press and cook yourself that are awesome! 

10 mins 

2 hrs on HIGH

4 hrs on LOW 

2 hrs 10 min on HIGH

4 hrs 10 min on LOW


  • 1 1/2 lbs raw skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • salt, to taste
  • 16 oz roasted salsa verde **check labels for Whole 30/ paleo compliance, I use 505 Southwestern (Flame Roasted Green Chiles)


  • 4 Tbsp of arrowroot flour (to thicken the liquid/ sauce)- only needed if you wish to thicken the sauce at the end of the cook time
  • some chicken stock- add to dilute the salsa if too spicy and use arrowroot flour to thicken at the end of the cook time


Season chicken with garlic powder, oregano, cumin and salt and place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Cover with salsa verde, cover and cook HIGH 2 hours or LOW 4 hours. Use 2 forks to shred the chicken. To make the sauce thicker, remove 4 Tbsp of liquid from the slow cooker into a bowl,add the 4 Tbsp of arrowroot powder to the same bowl and stir until smooth. Add the mixture back into the slow cooker and let it cook for another 20-30 min.
Serve warm in a bowl (or with tortillas, chips or taco shells for non paleo eaters). Top with sauteed peppers and onions, sour cream (vegan), avocados or guacamole, dices mangoes or mango salsa, salsa, cheese (goats milk cheddar).



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