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Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe

Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe

This crockpot salsa chicken recipe is so delicious and flavourful that we make it all the time!  Served over rice, it makes the perfect weeknight meal.

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I don’t know about you, but around here, the fall days and evenings are packed to the brim. The weekends are packed too!

It can be really easy to hit the drive-thru a little too often. This is the time of year when I need simple meals that come together quickly, so that I can feed my family healthy dinners. It also definitely helps if everyone loves the food!

The recipe for crockpot salsa chicken that I want to share with you today is exactly the kind of meal that I look for. This slow cooker meal is a great option for busy weeknights.

Throw everything into the crock pot in the morning and it’s ready to go for dinner. It’s packed with vegetables, can be served in several different ways, and it’s SO EASY!

You only need a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of prep to make this slow cooker salsa chicken recipe.

Be sure to check out these Crockpot Freezer Meals and Meal Planning Recipes for more tips and ideas.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Recipe

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Crockpot Recipe Supplies:

Crockpot Salsa Chicken:


  • 5-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can diced tomatoes {14 oz}
  • Medium diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream (for serving)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


Combine all of the ingredients into a slow cooker.

Cook 6-8 hours on low in the crockpot.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Recipe

What to serve with salsa chicken:

  • Cheddar cheese, green onions, chopped green chilies, and extra sour cream and salsa, are some of our favorite toppings. Add a squeeze of lime juice too, if you like.
  • Serve on top of rice. Use white or brown rice, or try a cauliflower rice for a lower carb option.
  • Beans, such as black beans, pinto beans, or kidney beans, go well with this chicken.
  • Combine all the above into burrito bowls. Layer rice, beans, and salsa chicken into bowls, then add your toppings.
  • Try wrapping the chicken mixture in flour or corn tortillas, or just scoop it up with tortilla chips.
Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Recipe

Tips & tricks:

  • Chicken thighs can be used as well as boneless skinless chicken breasts.
  • Before serving, shred the chicken. This allows the meat to go further and makes everything a little easier to eat.
  • One of the easiest ways to shred chicken is to use a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer.
  • I like to use my homemade salsa for this recipe, but you can use your family’s favorite salsa.
  • If your family prefers spicy dishes, add some extra chili powder or use hot salsa.
  • This can easily be divided into meal prep containers and refrigerated or frozen, then used one portion at a time.
  • Store any leftover salsa chicken covered, in an airtight container, in the fridge. It will stay fresh for up to five days.

The next time you plan a taco night for your family, give this easy slow cooker salsa chicken a try. You will be so glad you did!

Looking for even more easy meals?! Be sure to check out the other slow cooker recipes on my website.

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Salsa Chicken Crockpot Recipe

Salsa Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Heather Painchaud


  • 5-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can diced tomatoes {14 oz}
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • add when serving
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream


  • Place ingredients into a crockpot.
  • Cook for 6-8 hours on low.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 621mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g


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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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What did you serve as a side with this