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Salsa Chicken


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Salsa chicken is tender chicken breast cooked with a flavorful salsa. This recipe is so simple to make, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

If you enjoy easy chicken recipes then this is the recipe for you. No need to stress about dinner after a long day when you make this simple chicken dinner.

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Salsa Chicken Recipe

Do you love salsa as much as I do? If so, I’ve got good news for you, salsa not only tastes delicious but it’s also filled with health benefits like stabilizing blood sugar.

Next time you grab a bowl of chips and salsa you can rest assured that the favorite snack you’re eating is still providing your body with health benefits. That means we can eat them every day right?

Why I Love This Recipe

I love this salsa chicken recipe because it’s so easy to make, and it tastes just as delicious. This easy recipe is my go-to on busy sports and dance nights.

  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you enjoy slow cooker recipes like this one, you may also enjoy this slow cooker chicken taco bowls recipe.

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Ingredients

You only need four ingredients to make this recipe. One quick trip to the grocery store is all you need for a weeknight dinner meal. You may even have all these ingredients on hand already.

  • chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • salsa
  • black beans, drained
  • canned corn, drained
Ingredients used to make Salsa Chicken: chicken breasts, salsa, black beans, and corn.

Substitutions

Pineapple Salsa: Want a fruit flavor to your chicken? Use pineapple salsa. You could also use mango salsa or any fruit-based salsa. Peach salsa is a favorite in my house.

Chicken: Did you run out of chicken and don’t want to make a run to the grocery store? This recipe also works well with turkey and pork.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need one kitchen tool to help you make this delicious recipe. How is that for easy cleanup?

How To Make Salsa Chicken

To make this easy salsa chicken recipe just follow the simple steps and you will have an amazing dinner. Whip out the slow cooker so you can make this easy dinner recipe with little effort.

Step 1: Place chicken in the slow cooker

Place your chicken breasts in the slow cooker. If you want easy clean up you can spray your slow cooker with cooking spray first or use a liner.

Step 2: Season the chicken

Pour the salsa, beans, and corn on top and gently mix.

Salsa, beans, and corn on top of the chicken inside the slow cooker.

Step 3: Cook the salsa chicken

Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. This chicken will cook better if you do not lift the lid while it is cooking.

Step 4: Shred the chicken

Remove the chicken and shred.

Shredded chicken breasts on a white plate.

Step 5: Serve the chicken

Use a slotted spoon to scoop out the salsa, beans, and corn. Serve the chicken and bean mixture on tortilla shells, over rice, or on a salad.

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Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to change up this salsa chicken recipe? Here are my favorite swaps for this super simple recipe.

Spicy: Want a spicy salsa chicken? Use hot salsa.

Cheesy: Feel like eating cheesy chicken? Add one jar of salsa con queso to your slow cooker when you start the cooking process.

Beans and Corn: Don’t like beans or corn? Leave them out!

Taco seasoning: Want to add more seasoning to your chicken? Add in a taco seasoning packet when you add the ingredients to your slow cooker.

Serving Suggestions

Are you looking for ways to serve this salsa chicken recipe? Here are my favorite ways to eat this dish.

  • chicken tacos
  • enchiladas
  • quesadillas
  • power bowls
  • taco salad
  • over rice

FAQs

Do you have questions about salsa chicken? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store leftover in the fridge for up to three days.

How to reheat

Reheat in the microwave for one to two minutes or until warm all the way through.

Can I freeze this salsa chicken?

Yes! Salsa chicken freezes well. This can be frozen for up to three months.

Can I use a slow cooker liner?

Certainly! If you like to use slow cooker liners then go right ahead and use one. It makes for easy clean-up.

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Salsa Chicken Recipe

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Salsa Chicken

If you enjoy easy chicken recipes then this is the recipe for you.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 386 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 15 oz black beans drained
  • 15 oz canned corn drained

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker
  • Pour the salsa, beans, and corn on top and gently mix
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours
  • Remove the chicken and shred
  • Use a slotted spoon to scoop out the salsa, beans, and corn
  • Serve the chicken and bean mixture on tortilla shells, over rice, or on a salad

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 38gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1222mgPotassium: 1291mgFiber: 12gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 664IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 3mg
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