Easy Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is a perfect busy weeknight meal. Just toss the ingredients in the crock pot and return for a delicious dinner.
5 Ingredient Dinner
Crockpot Salsa Chicken is one of those perfectly 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. I made it this week on a day I knew I wasn’t going to have much time to prepare dinner and I needed a recipe that used things I had on hand in my pantry. I needed something quick and easy and Salsa Chicken was the answer.
How to Make Salsa Chicken
- Salsa. I used a jar of salsa because that is what I had. You could also use a fresh salsa if you had some. You need a 15 oz. jar or 2 cups of salsa for this slow cooker salsa chicken.
- Corn. Use whole kernel canned corn and drain.
- Beans. I used cone can of black beans but you could use kidney or pinto beans. Drain and rinse the beans.
- Seasoning. One teaspoon of cumin and if you have fresh cilantro add in half a cup of chopped cilantro. If you don’t have cilantro you can leave that out, there will be some cilantro in your salsa.
- Chicken. The recipe calls for four skinless, boneless chicken breasts.
Place the chicken in the crockpot and then add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the chicken is cooked through, tender and easy to shred.
How to Serve Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Besides being so easy, the other reason I love this recipe is that it makes a lot and it is so versatile. I love to serve it over rice or in a taco, burrito or on top of nachos. It would also be great in an enchilada or a quesadilla. The perfect quick and easy dinner idea!
Check out these quick and easy crock pot meals:
- Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
- Balsamic Honey Pork Sliders
- Crock Pot Brown and Maple Sugar Pork Tenderloin
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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe
Crock Pot Salsa Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 15 oz. salsa 2 cups
- 1 can corn
- 1 can black beans
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped, optional
- Combine all ingredients in the crockpot
- Cook in crock pot on low for 6-7 hours or until chicken shreds easily.
Originally posted on April 12, 2013
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