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Salsa Chicken Recipe

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! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: crockpot salsa chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts , about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin or chili powder
  • Salt and pepper , to taste


  • 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! 


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