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Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 196kcal
Salsa chicken is a quick and easy chicken recipe that is full of Mexican inspired flavors. This crockpot chicken is easy to prep and great for busy weeknights. Use it for tacos, nachos, enchiladas or just serve it over rice and enjoy!
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 3 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • ¼ cup jalapeño slices
  • Cooked rice or tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for serving
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Place the chicken breasts in an even layer in the bottom of a crockpot.
    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    chicken breasts in a slow cooker
  • Add the salt, pepper, salsa, onion, garlic, chili powder, and cumin on top.
    ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, 2 cups salsa, 1 cup yellow onion, 3 teaspoons garlic, 1 tablespoon chili powder, ½ tablespoon cumin
    spices and salsa on top of chicken breasts in a slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
  • Shred the cooked chicken in the crockpot and top with the jalapeño slices. Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
    ¼ cup jalapeño slices
    shredded salsa chicken topped with sliced jalapenos in a crockpot
  • Serve the chicken on top of rice or in tacos garnished with fresh cilantro and your favorite taco toppings.
    Cooked rice or tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream, Fresh cilantro



Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1229mg | Potassium: 924mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1323IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg