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Slow Cooker Chili Verde (Whole30, Keto)

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Last Updated on August 8, 2021

Slow Cooker Chili Verde that is so simple! Made with less than 10 ingredients, and spices like cumin and oregano, it’s the perfect easy dinner to throw in your crockpot.

slow cooker chili verde in a bowl

One of the hardest things for me to remember is that I have limitations.  I started the 30 Day Body Weight Challenge and it kicked my butt after only one workout.

 It made me feel so drained and I was run down for three days.  This helped me realize that I can not do workouts like this because they hurt more than help in my journey.

I WANT to be the chick who can do crossfit and do 7 minutes of burpees but I’m not.

I want to be buff like a cheetah but let’s face it, there is no way on earth I’m going to dedicate the time and focus that it takes for me to look like a fitness model.  

I’m not going to say “No” more times than “Yes” when it comes to treats.  This does not not mean that I don’t want to be healthy and strong.  This just means that I refuse to spend any more time focusing on things that don’t fit my lifestyle.

This chili verde recipe is a start to this intention. Normally when I’m craving chili, I’ll whip up this slow cooker chipotle bean chili, but I am working on eliminating grains and legumes again.

It’s also simple and Whole 30 compliant.   I kept away from tomatillos because honestly, they are too sour for my tastes.  This is rich, warm and delicious and I hope you enjoy it.

Sliced Anaheim Chilis on a cutting board

What is chili verde?

Chili Verde is delicious! It’s a delicious Mexican recipe that is made using tender pork and other Mexican spices and ingredients.

What you’ll need for this Chili Verde recipe

The short list of ingredients is below. (and there is a reason why this recipe says 5 stars!) It’s really good and you’re going to love the flavors that the jalapeno peppers and cilantro bring to the dish. If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican recipe, you’re not going to want to miss one of my favorite family recipes.

How to Make This Slow Cooker Chili Verde Recipe:

Add the broth, olive oil and spiced to the slow cooker and mix.

Then add all the rest of the ingredients and set your slow cooker on high and cook for 6 hours.

What can I do with leftover chile verde?

So many things But my favorite way to eat leftovers of this recipe after I make chile verde is to treat it like it’s a topping or addition to other fun slow cooked recipes.

You can drizzle this on top of rice for more flavor or even put it in a bowl and just top it with some sour cream. I’ve even had this put into a tortilla and eat it like a taco as well. If you’re ready to make this recipe, you’re not going to be sorry!

What are some other ingredients that you can add to this chile verde recipe to bring out even more Mexican flavor and taste?

This is where this simple chili verde recipe can get really interesting. Even though this recipe is already loaded down with taste, you can easily add in more ingredients to change the flavor just a tad bit.

Some other ingredients that you can add are green chiles, chicken broth, chili peppers, tomatillos, poblano chiles, garlic cloves, Mexican oregano, and more!

What toppings can you put on this chile verde recipe?

Did I mention that I’m a huge fan of toppings? There are so many recipes that can get so much more taste by adding on toppings! Salt and pepper are always a good idea but don’t forget that chopped cilantro, chopped jalapeno peppers, and onions and garlic can really add a fun flavor to the taste of this recipe.

I’ve tried this recipe about a million times and I love to change up the flavor every time by changing up the addition of Mexican spices.

How do you thicken chili verde?

If you want to thicken up your chili verde recipe, just add a small bit of cornstarch and stir. You’ll be able to open the lid on the crock pot and add it in without issues.

Are tomatillos spicy?

They’re not but so many people think that they are. And since I’m not a fan of them, I just don’t worry about them and don’t add them to the recipe. I don’t like the seeds in the recipe or the texture it brings.

But if you still want that flavor, you can easily make tomatillo sauce and have that to mix in later or use for other recipes.

How To Store Leftover Chili Verde

If you’re lucky enough to have some of this pork recipe leftover, you have a couple of ways to store it. You can place all verde pork into a container with a lid and keep it secured in your fridge.

If you think that you won’t be eating this chile verdi recipe in a couple of days, you’re going to want to transfer it to the freezer. This will freeze the chili verde until you’re ready to eat and then all you have to do is thaw, reheat, and enjoy.

I told you that this chili verde recipe was simple! This is one of the best recipes out there that stays true to Mexican flavor and taste. I know that when I tell the family that I’m making this delicious dish, they all make certain that they’re home and ready to eat.

It really is one of my favorite chili recipes to make! Don’t forget to chop up the cilantro and extra jalapeno peppers so that your toppings are ready to add once this simple slow cooker recipe is done!

If you like this Slow Cooker Chili Verde recipe, you’ll love:

Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

slow cooker chili verde
Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Chili Verde

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Whole30 and Low Carb, this Crockpot Chili Verde is an authentic Mexican recipe.



  1. Add the broth, olive oil and spiced to the slow cooker and mix.
  2. Then add all the rest of the ingredients and set you slow cooker on high and cook for 6 hours.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 858mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g

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Yvonne Martin

Thursday 10th of December 2015

This was amazing. I loved the smell after a long day gone, simple but 'Delicious' . Thank you

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 18th of January 2016

So glad you enjoyed it Yvonne!


Monday 29th of December 2014

This looks delicious! I'm not a fan of pork, though-- would it work to sub chicken broth for beef broth and chicken for the pork?

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 6th of January 2015

It should work. You will have to adjust the cook time though for the chicken.


Sunday 8th of June 2014

Great recipe! We just made this today, and I have to say that it is worth making for the smell alone. Easy (once the peppers are seeded), fragrant and delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 8th of June 2014

I'm so glad you enjoyed it Linda!

Billie @ Rowell Reviews

Friday 17th of January 2014

It's so cold in Iowa, this would warm us up nicely! I jump all in to workouts too.

Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins

Monday 13th of January 2014

I'm definitely going to be making this soon, thanks!

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