EASY Crockpot Salsa Chicken

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  • Crockpot Salsa Chicken – Takes just 2 simple ingredients and is one of the easiest recipes ever! Perfect on salads, bowls, tacos, burritos and more. This salsa chicken recipe is a staple at our house!

    This crockpot salsa chicken is constantly on our weekly menu. It’s so yummy, easy and versatile. We also love to make  taco soup, goulash and slow cooker honey chicken.

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    Salsa chicken

    We LOVE making this salsa chicken because it’s SO easy to make and you can use it for SO many different recipes! We love using using it to make rice bowls, salads, tacos, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas. It just takes 2 simple ingredients to make this recipe: chicken and salsa! Plus a few spices to add some extra depth. Seriously, does it get any easier than that? This crockpot chicken salsa is perfect for those days when you just don’t know what to make for dinner. All you need to do is pull out some chicken from the freezer, dump some salsa on top and let the crockpot do the rest of the work!

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    Slow cooker salsa chicken

    Place the chicken breasts in the base of your crock pot and sprinkle the cumin and a little bit of salt onto the chicken. Then pour the salsa over top. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or slow for 5-6 hours, or until the salsa chicken is tender and easily shreds. Shred and remove any extra fat & salt and pepper to taste. Keep on warm until ready to serve.

    Instant pot salsa chicken

    You can easily make this salsa chicken in your instant pot as well. It’s so easy and is done in 30 minutes! Just place the chicken on the rack, add in 1/4 cup water and cook for 18 minutes on poultry mode. Then do a natural release.

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    Favorite ways to use crockpot salsa chicken

    Salads: The salsa chicken is absolutely perfect for salads. Throw it on top of a Mexican salad and add a dollop of guacamole…so so delicious!

    Tacos: This slow cooker salsa chicken tastes amazing in tacos. Try using flour/corn tortillas or lettuce wraps. All taste great!

    Burritos: If you’re in the mood for a burrito, this salsa chicken recipe makes it extra easy to make. Just throw it in, wrap the burrito up and bake!

    Bowls: My family loves to make chicken burrito bowls. It’s one of our favorites and is a weeknight staple!

    Enchiladas: Whether you’re making traditional enchiladas, enchilada soup or even enchilada pasta, this salsa chicken is the perfect addition.

    Quesadillas: My kids love chicken quesadillas for lunch or dinner. The quesadillas literally take 5 minutes to make when we use this crockpot salsa chicken!

    salsa chicken

    Salsa Chicken Recipe

    Course: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: crockpot salsa chicken
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 4 hours
    Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 141kcal
    Author: Jamielyn
    Crockpot Salsa Chicken - Takes just 2 simple ingredients and is one of the easiest recipes ever! Perfect on salads, bowls, tacos, burritos and more. This salsa chicken recipe is a staple at our house! 

    Ingredients

    • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
    • 1 cup chunky salsa (I prefer medium heat)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin or chili powder
    • Salt and pepper (to taste)

    Instructions

    • Place the chicken breasts in the base of your crock pot. Sprinkle the cumin and a little bit of salt onto the chicken. Then pour the salsa over top. 
    • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or slow for 5-6 hours, or until the salsa chicken is tender and easily shreds. Shred and remove any extra fat. 
    • Salt and pepper to taste and add more salsa if desired. Keep on warm until ready to serve. 
    • Use this salsa chicken over rice and beans, in tacos, salads, enchiladas, quesadillas, soups and more! 

    Notes

    If cooking salsa chicken in the Instant Pot, place on the rack, add 1/4 cup water and cook for 18 minutes on poultry mode. Then do a natural release. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 541mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4.8% | Vitamin C: 2.6% | Calcium: 1.9% | Iron: 3.3%
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