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Chicken Salsa Verde and Cheese Tamales
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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Salsa Verde Tamale Filling

Host a party and serve Chicken Salsa Verde Tamales. Slow cooker filling recipe with simple ingredients. Fast freezer meal for busy holidays and gatherings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner & Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: freezer meal, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 35 tamales
Calories: 72kcal


  • 4 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 24 oz jar roasted Salsa Verde San Antonio brand from Costco


  • In a slow cooker, add onion, all spices, and stir.
  • Put chicken breasts with a jar of Salsa Verde sauce in slow cooker.
  • Cook on High for 3-4 hours until chicken is fork tender and shreds easily.
  • Transfer the cooked chicken breasts in stand mixture or with a hand mixer.
  • Place shredded chicken back into liquid in slow cooker.
  • This filling is ready to use, or refrigerate for up to 2 days.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 246mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg