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**Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

  • Cooking Time:

    8 hours
  • Servings:

    10-12

Ingredients

5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 jars of salsa (mild to hot for desired taste) (I use one mild and one mediium as we don't like our chicken too hot.)

I love Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken for so many reasons.  It’s super easy to make and it’s really versatile. I’ve used the shredded chicken to make taco salads, in dishes like tacos and quesadillas, and even in eggs for breakfast!  This is one you will want to make enough to have leftovers because it freezes well too. Enjoy!

  1. Place 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour two jars of salsa over breast and turn on low for 8 hours. (mild to hot salsa for your desired taste.)
  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred by pulling apart with two forks or a Meat Rake.
  4. Once all piece of chicken are shredded place back in the salsa to use in many of your favorite mexican recipes.

Note: Can use for salads, chicken tacos, chicken enchiladas, chicken burrito, and many of your favorite casseroles. Make ahead and freeze in individual containers!

Variation: Can add green chilies, onions or even taco seasoning for added flavor.

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Laurie
Laurie
8 years ago

Try this with 1 jar of salsa.. 1 can of cream of mushroom and 1 taco packet.. Cook for about 6 hours on high and then the last half hour add sour cream… And serve over rice

Kelly
Kelly
6 years ago
Reply to  Laurie

I do a whole bag of frozen skinless chicken breast, a cup of brown rice, a can of black beans and two 16 oz jars of salsa! It’s amazing!

Laurie
Laurie
8 years ago

And top with shreedded cheese

Katherine
Katherine
8 years ago

I also add one can of drained and rinsed black beans, and sometimes I also add one 8 oz. bag of shredded cheddar. Fabulous recipe! So fast and easy, and you can use the mixture in so many ways! Everyone in my house loves it, especially when I put the mixture into soft tortilla shells, add a dollop of sour cream, and roll them up.

LuAnn
LuAnn
7 years ago

What size are the jars?

Donna Howard
Donna Howard
7 years ago

Crocking the chicken this long doesn’t dryi t out?? Sounds delish, and I am going to make it this week!!

Steven Nahabedian
Steven Nahabedian
4 years ago
Reply to  Donna Howard

It doesn’t take 8 hours on low. It’s ready in 5 hours. If you use chicken breast that are frozen, it might take a little longer.

Carrie
Carrie
7 years ago

I have added frozen corn and a can of black beans along with the two jars of salsa. First night we had it over rice, then the leftovers were made into burritos. Delicious!

Wanda
Wanda
7 years ago

Would love to hv easy crockpot recipes that r Gluten Free n Dairy Free

Psleo Crocker
Psleo Crocker
6 years ago

My family loves it with homemade pico de gallo (chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime & salt) & a bag of frozen spinach. It is so yummy!!

Kristina
Kristina
6 years ago

Do you put the chicken in thawed or frozen?

Sara
Sara
6 years ago

How many hours do you think it would need to cook if put in frozen? High or low? Thanks!

Candis
Candis
6 years ago

It is absolutely NOT safe to put frozen poultry or meat into a slow cooker. You need to thaw it first. If you don’t, you run the risk of the meat not reaching a high enough internal temperature during its cooking time, to ensure that it kills any potential bacteria that may be present. If you look on any food safety website, you will see information that will confirm what I’m saying. Here’s a link to one such site: http://www.extension.umn.edu/food/food-safety/preserving/safe-meals/slow-cooker-safety/

tee
tee
6 years ago

Made this tonight it was delicious. Will make it again!

Heidi
Heidi
10 months ago

Use a handmixer to shred! You’re welcome.

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