Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
5 Hours
Serves: 6

Lacey Houseman, 29, Thomaston, Ga.


"I like to toss this together before I leave the house, and a few hours later, dinner is ready."

How to Make It

Step 1

Mist a slow cooker with cooking spray. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients except for optional rice or tortillas. Pour over chicken; turn to coat. Cover and cook on low until chicken is falling-apart tender, 3 to 5 hours.

Step 2

Turn slow cooker to warm and, using two forks, shred chicken. Serve over rice or with warmed tortillas, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

fricket2fracket's Review

June 06, 2014
I added double the salsa and no cilantro (because of a partners preference). Tasted great except for slight bitterness from chili powder. Next time I would increase honey to shy of two tablespoons. Cooked in three hours and was a hit for something new for Mexican.

Stephanie's review Delicious!!

April 24, 2015
Love it! I add about 1/4 cup water and I use 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts and break them up with a fork about 1 hour before it's done.

This one is a keeper

July 04, 2017
This made an excellent meal. Since there are only two of us, I froze most of it in leftover pho containers. It froze and thawed beautifully and the flavor deepened. I added green chilies and made rice for the side the first time and tortillas the next. Both were great sides.

Just okay .....

October 10, 2017
I can't figure out why all the rave reviews.  This wasn't bad but, to us, it was sort of bland.  We do like spicy things so maybe it just wasn't spicy enough.  Very easy to make which was great.  Followed the recipe exactly so don't know why we didn't like it more.

Great recipe !

July 27, 2015
I added green chillies and jalapeños. Next time think I'll up the honey and cut back on the chili powder. Over all this was a great recipe and my husband loved it. Totally adding this to our cycle of dinners.


September 21, 2015
This tastes great over Fritos

So good!

January 29, 2016
We will definitely have this often! I followed the recipes except I used 1 tablespoon of chili powder vs. the 2 suggested based on another review I read. Recipe big hit at my house, super flavorful! Option: lettuce wraps!

Easy dinner

July 13, 2016
I cut back on the chili powder per the reviews. I served over rice with corn. It was good. Im going to try adding a can of green chili as some others.