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Super easy crockpot salsa chicken is made with a jar of LA VICTORIA® salsa and some spices. Perfect for meal prep or for a party, this chicken is flavorful and easy to make! Delicious on top of tacos, in salads or bowls, or inside a wrap! df
Hello, and welcome to one of my go-to recipes. This chicken is full of flavor, easy to make, and it's perfect for prepping for a full week of protein that's ready to eat!
If you're looking for another easy weeknight meal you've gotta try this slow-baked salmon recipe from my friend Ari.
The star of this recipe is the salsa; my favorite salsa is LA VICTORIA® Salsa Thick'n Chunky Medium. Their salsa is made with simple ingredients and flavors that excite my belllly! Click here to find recipes and more!
Let's get to the recipe.
What are the ingredients for Crockpot Salsa Chicken
The ingredient line up is easy peasy, baby!
- Salsa—I love the LA VICTORIA® Salsa Medium Thick'n Chunky, but they also have Salsa Thick’N Chunky Verde Medium and Salsa Organic Chunky varieties!
- Chicken Breasts
- Ground Cumin
- Ground Chili Powder
How do you make crockpot salsa chicken
This recipe could not be easier. Start by placing two chicken breast in your crockpot. I used large chicken breasts, about 0.75 lb each for a total of 1.5 lbs. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Since I was going for a Mexican theme, I added some ground cumin and chili powder. Those are two of my all-time favorite spices!!
Now, the star of the show: La Victoria Salsa. Pour a whole 16oz jar over the chicken breasts. You can easily double this recipe, just make sure to double the amount of salsa. You want all that juicy tomatoey goodness!!
As you can see, you can literally just pour it; it does not have to cover every inch of the chicken breasts. Now, let this baby cook.
After 2 hours, check the chicken breasts. I like to use a digital thermometer to know 100% my chicken is cooked fully. It should have a minimum internal temperature of 165F/74C—make sure to check the thickest part of the chicken, generally the middle.
To ensure success I highly recommend using an instant-read thermometer. I get SOOO much use out of my Thermapen Mk4 (affiliate link). From cooking filet mignon, tempering chocolate, roast turkey, making caramel, and more!
Use two forks to pull the chicken apart and then mix it all together with the gorgeous salsa. Now, try not to devour it straight from the crockpot—it smells that good!!
What can you make with crockpot salsa chicken
I usually make this chicken for tacos, but I use the leftovers for a salad or "bowl" style dinner (rice, beans, and typical taco toppings).
My favorite taco toppings are cheese, radishes, lettuce, and of course, salsa. I love to use the La Victoria Verde Salsa on top of my tacos. I can literally eat a bowl full of Verde salsa...mmmmm.
For another delicious chicken recipe try my chicken lettuce wraps!
Can you make Salsa Chicken ahead of time
Totally. The beauty of a crock pot is you can put it on in the morning before work, then come home to cooked dinner! Sometimes I make this chicken on a Sunday, then I have cooked and flavorful chicken for the first half of the week.
Fancy making a Mexican-themed night? Make sure you don't forget dessert!
This Salted Caramel Tres Leches Cake is absolutely fantastic!!
★★★★★ Please let me know if you make this recipe by leaving a star rating and comment below!
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Crockpot Salsa Chicken
Super easy crockpot salsa chicken is made with a jar of LA VICTORIA® salsa and some spices. Perfect for meal prep or for a party, this chicken is flavorful and easy to make! Delicious on top of tacos, salads or bowls or inside a wrap!
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 4 Servings 1x
- 1.5lbs Chicken Breast
- 16 oz Jar LA VICTORIA® Salsa Thick'n Chunky Medium
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Chilli Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Pepper
- Turn your slow cooker on to the low setting. Add the chicken breasts and sprinkle with all spices. Pour the entire jar of salsa on top then place the lid on. Cook for 2-3 hours, or until you reach an internal temperature of 165F/74C.
- When chicken is fully cooked use two forks to pull the chicken apart. Mix the sauce into the pulled chicken, serve immediately or turn to the keep warm setting. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4days.
*Since this recipe is only for two large chicken breasts, it does cook quite quickly. If you double or triple the recipe, make sure to expect a longer cooking time
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 2
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Slow Cook
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: salsa chicken, slow cooker chicken, crockpot chicken
Elaine J says
Extremely simple midweek night dinner enjoyed by the family. Served it on a bed of mashed potato with roasted pumpkin I’d give it
Elizabeth Waterson says
Thank you for the lovely review Elaine!! So pleased you enjoyed it, I will have to try it over mash next time. Take care XX liz
Jill Dotson says
Great Taco's For Church Dinner ! Easy To Get Ready ! Serve With Tortillas, Cut Tomatoes, Add Cheese And Fresh Sweet Onion, Fresh Lettus And Jalipinos ! Lime Juice And Calantro Will Give It A Burst Of Freshness That Will wake Your Tasts Buds Up And Jump For joy !
We Serve This With Black Beans And Yellow Rice ! Refried Beans Are Awesome As Well !
This recipe is in my rotation. I am on WW so this is a perfect 0point meal with a few side vegetables. My husband loves it as well.
Elizabeth Waterson says
Thanks so much for coming back to review the recipe Doris, I too love that you can make this so easy and healthy!!Take care. XX Liz
I seared up the chicken a little to speed up the process. Turned out pretty good.
What can I substitute for the cumin and chili powder if I do not have it?
Elizabeth Waterson says
Hi Rachel, you can omit both and just enjoy the salsa flavor with the chicken. If you wanted you could add a little onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, or oregano. Please let me know if I can help with anything else or if you try the recpie. XX Liz