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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

The easiest dinner on the planet is this two ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken! Use fresh salsa for amazing flavor and pile on tacos or in wraps for a quick and simple dinner!

Shredded Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken in gray metal bowl

You may think it’s not possible to have a delicious dinner using only two ingredients, but this Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken will show you just how easy and amazing it is! When life throws you those busy days where you end up going thru a drive-thru for the sake of just having something to eat for dinner then it’s time to throw those two ingredients in the slow cooker for a dinner that’s much quicker than any wait in line!

A container of fresh salsa for Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Notes for making Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken:

  • Use a fresh style salsa from the produce or deli department rather than jarred salsa off the shelf
  • Use a smaller slow cooker (I used my mini casserole slow cooker) so that the chicken and salsa won’t burn from having too much air flow in the slow cooker
  • You should cook the chicken until it shreds easily, if it doesn’t, it needs more time
  • You can cook it on high or low depending on the amount of time you have

Chicken breasts topped with salsa in a slow cooker to make Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Ways to eat Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken:

  • in your favorite taco shells topped with lettuce, cheese and sour cream
  • on top of rice for a delicious burrito bowl
  • in flour tortillas topped with melted cheese for a smothered burrito
  • on salad for a cool, crispy, healthy dinner

And for a different twist on salsa chicken, try this verde version instead!

Shredded Chicken in the slow cooker after making Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Tacos stuffed with Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken on a gray plate topped with tomato and avocado

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Jennifer Draper
This two ingredients Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is the easiest dinner you'll make all week! Everyone loves this flavorful chicken for tacos and wraps!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 148 kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup fresh style salsa


  • Add ingredients to slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until fully cooked
  • Shred chicken and use for tacos, wraps, salads, etc.


Recipe Tips:

  • Use fresh style deli salsa for best results
  • Use a 3 quart or smaller slow cooker
  • Easily double or triple the recipe using the rule of 1 cup of salsa per one pound of chicken
Smart Points per Serving: 1


Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 25gFat: 3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 589mgPotassium: 604mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.7mg
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Tacos stuffed with Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken on a gray plate topped with tomato and avocado

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