Shredded chicken with diced tomatoes and green chiles in a bowl in front of a crock pot.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

This easy, 3-ingredient pulled chicken recipe makes chicken perfect for tacos, enchiladas, burrito bowls, taco salads, and more. Use it right away or freeze it for quick and easy weeknight meals!

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This chicken is versatile and easy to make. It freezes great, so you can make in advance and defrost for an easy weeknight dinner. I usually keep some of this on hand in the freezer in case I don’t feel like cooking. If you don’t have a jar of salsa, you can use a can of Ro-Tel or even just petite diced tomatoes and some dried minced onion. The chicken comes out juicy, but don’t worry if yours is a bit dry. Mixing everything back together in the slow cooker will take care of any dryness.

I usually make my own taco seasoning since I tend to use a lot of it. One packet of taco seasoning is about two tablespoons.

Shredded chicken with diced tomatoes and green chiles in a bowl in front of a crock pot.
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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

This easy, 3-ingredient pulled chicken recipe makes chicken perfect for tacos, enchiladas, burrito bowls, taco salads, and more. Use it right away or freeze it for quick and easy weeknight meals!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: chicken tacos, crock pot chicken, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Cost: 8

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (2 tbsp is about 1 packet)

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Top with taco seasoning first, then salsa.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker. Shred with a fork.
  • Return chicken to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Keep warm until serving, or transfer to refrigerator or freezer if making in advance.

Step-By-Step Photos

Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Top with taco seasoning first, then salsa. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from slow cooker. Shred with a fork.

Pulled chicken in a bowl in front of a crock pot.

Return chicken to slow cooker and stir to combine.

Pulled chicken mixed with salsa in a slow cooker bowl.

Keep warm until serving, or transfer to refrigerator or freezer if making in advance.

Pulled chicken mixed with salsa in a bowl. Text in the image says slow cooker salsa chicken.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

2 comments on “Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken”

    1. I’m so glad you look forward to my posts! I usually try to keep at least a batch of this in my freezer at a time because it’s super easy to thaw and use for tacos when I forget to plan something in advance.

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