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


Crock Pot Salsa Chicken
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 jar salsa, 15 oz.
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ C cilantro, chopped
  1. Combine all ingredients and pour over chicken.
  2. Cook in crock pot on low for 6-7 hours or until chicken shreds easily.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  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. 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!

  3. says

    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.


  4. 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.

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. Christy says

    Another great recipe from you. My family loved it! The only change I made was to add a pack of taco seasoning to the salsa. It added a little extra punch. Keep the great recipes coming!


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