Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published October 15, 2020
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The flavorful, tender chicken and the savory flavors of salsa are a perfect match made in a crockpot, er, heaven. Well, salsa chicken slow-cooked to absolute deliciousness tastes heavenly indeed. It is no wonder that this healthy crockpot chicken smothered in tangy condiment is a family favorite.

Is Salsa Chicken Healthy?

Wonderfully tender chicken and peppery sauce are a mouthwatering combination. Succulent chicken deliciously combined with savory condiment sounds appetizing, right? What’s more, salsa chicken is not only delicious, this flavorful recipe is perfectly nutritious as well!

We’re using chicken breast for this recipe, so you get all the great taste of chicken without the fats. Together with the salsa, you’ll get a high-protein, low-carb meal smothered with tangy flavors. So if you’re on a low-carb diet, this recipe is good for you. Now you can eat to your heart’s content without any guilt.

How To Make Crockpot Salsa Chicken

With extremely tender chicken flavored with savory sauce, this crockpot staple is flavorful and will surely be a star at your dinner table. And it may be one of our best slow cooker chicken breast recipes, and of course, the easiest ever.

This crockpot recipe is the embodiment of dump-it-and-forget-it recipe. For this recipe, you will just be needing three ingredients: chicken, salsa, and olive oil. Pour the sauce over the boneless chicken breasts to add piquancy to the flavors and sprinkle with olive oil. For the salsa, you can use your favorite type of salsa to add flavors you prefer. Then, toss all the ingredients in the crockpot. Cover, then set it on low heat. And wait until the crockpot chicken is done.

Tip: If you want your salsa to burst with Mexican flavors, add fresh cilantro and a hint of chili powder and cumin.

After a few hours of slow simmering, you will be welcomed with an exceptionally tender crockpot chicken breast, seasoned with tangy condiments. This savory healthy crockpot chicken flavored with a delish sauce is all done in the crockpot. Easy-peasy, right? Then after you can choose to enjoy your crockpot chicken in two ways. Either serve it whole or shred the chicken breast and pile the crockpot shredded chicken on tortillas for a mouthwatering chicken burrito.

How to Make Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Ingredients: 

  • 6 frozen boneless and skinless chicken breasts, do not thaw
  • 12 oz jar of salsa, can be mild, medium, hot, or chunky
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

    1. Place the frozen chicken onto the bottom of the crockpot.
    2. Pour the sauce over the chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Cook the chicken on low heat for approximately 6 hours or until the chicken is done.
    3. Serve your crockpot chicken over rice or shred it and use it as burrito spread. You can also use it in salads or spread for sandwiches. Bon appetit! 

How To Make Crockpot Salsa Chicken

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Slow-cooked to a delicious perfection, this Crockpot Salsa Chicken is incredibly flavorful and tender. A perfect dish for weekend family dinners.

Cooking Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, frozen, do not thaw
  • 12 oz salsa , (1 jar) can be mild, medium, hot, or chunky
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen chicken onto the bottom of the crockpot.

  2. Pour the salsa over the chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Cook the chicken on low heat for approximately 6 hours or until the chicken is done.

  3. Serve your crockpot chicken over rice or shred it and use it as burrito spread. You can also use it in salads or spread for sandwiches. Bon appetit!

Recipe Notes

When shredding the chicken, it is advisable to use two forks, one in each hand. With this technique, you can shred the chicken the way you want, thick or fine. Shred for a few minutes if you really want to end up with a finely shredded chicken.

It is also better to pull the chicken apart while it is still hot so it wouldn't fall apart into shreds on its own. You can shred the cooked chicken breasts right in the crockpot or you can move it to a plate, then shred.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 23mg
  • Calories: 187kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 580mg
  • Protein: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 531mg
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 306IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

How to reheat crockpot salsa chicken?

If you have leftover crockpot salsa chicken, you can reheat it using an oven or a microwave. If reheating in an oven, make sure to place the salsa chicken in an oven-safe dish. Then, bake at 425 degrees F for about 20 minutes. If you will be using a microwave, keep the crockpot salsa chicken in a microwaveable container then cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 1 minute until warm.

How long does cooked and shredded chicken last?

It depends on the storage conditions. If stored in the refrigerator, shredded chicken can last for up to 4 days. And if placed in the freezer, it should last for up to 4 months. Make sure to keep the shredded chicken in an airtight container or a well-sealed zip-top bag.

What to serve with salsa chicken?

Serve the salsa chicken with our Fresh Avocado And Cottage Cheese Salad to complete your deliciously healthy, low-carb meal. You might also want to serve it with a flavorful dip like Guacamole with Roasted Garlic or stuff them inside quesadillas.

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Conclusion

Enjoy your weekend family dinners with this tender and tasty salsa chicken slow-cooked to a luscious perfection. With this crockpot salsa chicken recipe, you’ll have a scrumptious meal with your loved ones without any hassle.

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