Make Ahead Meal Starters: Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken Filling
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Recipe type: Freezer Meal, chicken recipe, make ahead recipe
Serves: 12
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium to large chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)
  1. Mix tomato sauce, chicken broth, and spices in slow cooker. Stir slightly until combined.
  2. Add chicken to the slow cooker and coat evenly with the sauce mixture.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Take chicken breasts out of slow cooker, place in a medium to larger bowl, and shred with two forks then return to slow cooker. Mix together with the sauce until all the chicken is coated then serve.
Make Ahead Instructions

This recipe is a wonderful recipe to make ahead of time for the freezer. Just make recipe completely then cool and freeze into portions. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm in microwave and or on stove if needed. Then use in your favorite recipes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 4 ounce serving Calories: 129 Fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 2 Fiber: 0 Protein: 24
Recipe by Organize Yourself Skinny at