Crock pot salsa chicken recipe has just 4 ingredients and makes the best dinner. Serve this flavorful chicken in tacos, burritos, salads and more for an easy meal.
Crock pot salsa chicken recipe
You are going to be shocked how easy this recipe for Crock pot salsa chicken is. With only 4 ingredients and the slow cooker doing all the work, it is the easiest dinner for busy weeknights.
The chicken is so tender that you can shred it with a fork. It makes great leftovers and our entire family loves it.
Now, this might not look most appetizing but this crock pot salsa chicken is DELICOUS! You can serve this simple recipe on rice (like we did) or you can serve it in tortillas to make burritos or eat it on its own.
If you are eating low carb, serve it over salad. Yum!
Crock pot salsa chicken ingredients:
- 4 chicken breasts
- corn, 1 can
- black beans,1 can
- 1 cup salsa
How to make salsa chicken in the crock pot:
This easy dinner is very easy to make….. Just toss everything in the crock pot. We actually keep our chicken breasts frozen.
Let it cook all day – about 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
Then just simply remove the chicken and shred it. That is literally all you do!
It is that easy to make!
Variation ideas for crock pot salsa chicken:
Serve on rice, tortillas, or even tortilla chips. We like to top with shredded cheese too. YUM!
Learn how to make homemade taco bowls here. The chicken mixture is amazing in these taco bowls and you can add taco seasoning too.
Everyone loves rice and it is such a tasty way to make your meat go further. Learn how to freeze rice and you can make this even easier.
I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready for dinner. We can either eat it as a side dish or put in our tacos.
We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal. If you are not freezing rice, you should be.
Try the chicken on a salad. It is low carb, quick and delicious.
The kids love it on nachos and we add lots of yummy toppings. It’s so good!
We love to mix things up and use what we have. I’m a fan of using what is on sale or in the pantry.
Try changing the salsa and using different varieties. Corn salsa, salsa verde and others would be good. Top with sour cream. Yum!
Time saving tip (and freezer cooking tip): You can easily toss all this in a baggy and freeze together. That way when you need an easy dinner you can toss it in the crockpot with no effort in the morning.
This recipe is so versatile!
You can substitute chicken thighs for the chicken breasts. We have even used a mixture of both.
This recipe is so easy to switch things up. Just use what you have. The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is.
Feel free to add more black beans and salsa to make the chicken mixture stretch. I think diced tomatoes would be good as well. It is still so delicious and no one will even notice.
It is easy to modify for what you have on hand and this really helps your budget. By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries. It is a huge help to our budget.
I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!
You will need a crock pot for this salsa chicken crock pot recipe.
Now you definitely need a crock pot for this recipe. I have two favorite crock pots.
One is the programmable 6 quart crock pot. It is awesome and very nice on the budget.
I love that it will seal closed so you can transport it for parties and tailgates. This is such an awesome feature if you take your crock pot places.
I also love my Ninja cooking system. It is pretty awesome because you can brown your ground beef or whatever meat you are cooking in the pot and then let is slow cook all day.
That means one more less pan to cook for most recipes. This has become my new favorite crock pot just because of that one feature!
I am all about making things easier around here and having less dishes to clean up! You can make this in the instant pot if you prefer.
Make your own canned beans instead of buying them. You can save HALF the cost by doing that. Also, use frozen corn instead of canned corn. Frozen is always a better value.
Print this slow cooker salsa chicken recipe below:
Crock pot salsa chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 can corn
- 1 can black beans
- 1 cup salsa
- Place chicken in crock pot.
- Place everything else on top of the chicken and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- Serve over rice. You could also serve with tortillas. Enjoy!
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This is a favorite in our house also. LOVE this recipe.
Add one packet of dry taco seasoning and a whole jar of salsa and serve on a tortilla with cheese…it is AMAZING!
Trying it for dinner tonight. I’ve made something like this but with cream of chicken. Tasted even more amazing!
Made too much for us. Can the leftovers be frozen?
There’s no recipe listed to print, only a photo. Can you re-post because I want to add this to my collection.
Easy, tasty recipe. I use a 16 oz. jar of hot salsa; otherwise no other changes. Like the option of having extra liquid to pour over rice. Try this chicken (drained) on tostada shells topped with shredded lettuce & chopped fresh tomatoes. Even better is shredded cabbage and thinly sliced radishes, a la central Mexico style.
So glad you enjoyed it – thank you for sharing!
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I definitely have to try this slow cooker salsa recipe. It looks very appetizing!
Thank you so much!
Easy weeknight dinner and so delicious!
This looks amazing and so simple. I live using my crock pot at this time of year. Will be trying this tonight!!
I’ve made this several times because we love it. It’s easy and healthy!
Super easy! There was enough to have tacos for dinner and then burritos for lunch the next day.