Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Today I’ve got another Recipe Redo for you.  A recipe that is buried deep in the archives of the blog.   It is also  one that had no pictures with it – just a recipe.  It was actually the third recipe I ever shared on this blog!

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken is one of those easy, easy dinners.  It is what I like to call a “dump” recipe.  You just dump everything in the pan or in this case the crock pot and let it cook.  Doesn’t get much easier.  I made it this week on a day I knew I wasn’t going to have much time for dinner.  Jim was having eye surgery (cataract removal and all went well) so I knew I would be gone with him and then I had class that evening so I needed something quick and easy!  Salsa Chicken was the answer.

Salsa CHicken

For this recipe I used a jar of salsa.  I used what I had on my pantry shelf which was Pace Picante.  The jar has gone out with the recyling but I believe it was the 15 ounce size jar, about 2 cups of salsa.  I also added a can of corn and black beans along with a half cup of chopped cilantro and one teaspoon of cumin.

Salsa Chicken

Mix it all up and let it cook for about 6-7 hours on low.  My chicken breasts were still partially frozen so if yours are not it probably won’t take that long.  You just want to cook it until the chicken shreds easily.  I used two really large chicken breasts – probably equivalent to four normal size ones.  This made a lot – enough for two empty nesters for 3-4 meals.  We froze part of it.

Salsa Chicken

I served it as tacos along with some of the yummy Mango Salsa I shared yesterday.  But you could also use it in enchiladas, burritos and quesadillas.

Salsa ChickenNothing beats a quick and easy dinner.  One you can throw together in minutes and leave cooking all day long when you do your thing!

Salsa Chicken

You may also want to check out these quick and easy crock pot meals:

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Crockpot Chicken

Balsamic Honey Pork Sliders


Crock Pot Brown  and Maple Sugar Pork Tenderloin



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Crock Pot Salsa Chicken


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 jar salsa, 15 oz.
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 C cilantro, chopped


  • Combine all ingredients and pour over chicken.
  • Cook in crock pot on low for 6-7 hours or until chicken shreds easily.



  1. 1
    Debbie from Illinois says:

    This looks delicious! We are empty nesters too, so I love recipes that I can freeze the leftovers for future meals.

  2. 2

    I LOVE crock pot chicken…this looks amazing!

  3. 3

    This looks perfect for a weeknight dinner! :)
    Rebekah @ Making Miracles recently posted..Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

  4. 4
    cathy Barnes says:

    Leigh Anne, I have a similar recipe that calls for one cup of brown rice and the chicken is totally frozen. It doesn’t, however, call for the cilantro or cumin, which I will definitely try next time. This is one of my favorite dishes and oh so easy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5

    Yum! I skipped dinner tonight because I was so busy but seeing this makes me want to go make it right now…
    Shannah @ Just Us Four recently posted..Pinworthy Projects Party #58

  6. 6

    Looks really yummy and really easy! Great combo in my book.
    KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family recently posted..Overflowing with Creativity 4/13

  7. 7

    Thanks for sharing your Crockpot Salsa Chicken. I made one myself just last week, and I have to say not only easy but ever so good. Dropping in from Michelle’s See Ya in the Gumbo.


  8. 8
    Paula says:

    Yum! Pinned to my Marvelous Monday board. Thanks for sharing at MM @ Call Me PMc ~ Paula
    Paula recently posted..Marvelous Mondays 4-15-13 / Call Me PMc

  9. 9

    Mmmm … I had a friend make a variation of this a couple weeks ago and it was delicious! I know I’ll be making this this summer!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    Lanaya @ Raising Reagan recently posted..Slim By The Summer Week 13

  10. 10
    Michelle says:

    I have a recipe from a friend that uses cream cheese, but no cumin–which I like and plan to use in the future. It’s one of my husband’s favorites! Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.
    Michelle recently posted..A Big Hot (Tasty) Mess {Rabbit w/ Mushrooms and Wine}

  11. 11
    Natalie G says:

    Thank you, Leigh Anne- this was another “keeper.” It was easy, delicious, and will become a regular in my menu rotation. Blessings to you :)

  12. 12
    Michelle says:

    Hi, Leigh Anne. Popping in to say that this was one of the most-viewed links last week and will be featured @ tonight’s See Ya in the Gumbo potluck. Thanks again for coming by and linking!
    Michelle recently posted..From Top to Bottom: Roasted Parsnips with Caper Vinaigrette {I Heart Cooking Clubs}

  13. 13
    Jessi says:

    Hi! Do you drain the corn and beans?

  14. 14
    Beth says:

    Hi Leigh Anne,

    I just discovered your blog and I tried this recipe today. These are some of the best tacos I’ve ever had! We topped them with some cheese, sour cream, lettuce and diced onion. Absolutely delicious! A perfect dinner to come home to after spending the afternoon at our kids’ soccer games. Thanks for the recipe! I can’t wait to explore the rest of the site!

  15. 15
    cp says:

    Do you have to add any kind of broth or water to this recipe?


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