Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

My Mom makes some of the best homemade salsa I’ve ever tasted. I think a lot of that has to do with just about every ingredient that goes into her recipe comes from her garden. She of course changes this recipe every single time she makes it so It’s never the same. I think she does this so she doesn’t have to give me the recipe. Luckily she does share the salsa. When I’m home for visits I swap out my empty mason jars for full jars of homegrown tomatoes and salsa. Lots and lots of salsa.

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Besides eating my salsa with tortilla chips one of my favorite things to do is make crock-pot slow cooker salsa chicken. It takes just TWO simple ingredients. Excluding salt and pepper because those are freebies. Let’s not split hairs. You read correctly TWO ingredients. Chicken and Salsa. Hence the name salsa chicken. We’re not trying to do quantum physics around here, just trying to put a delicious and nutritious meal on the table. This also happens to be one of the quickest crock-pot slow cooker meals you can make. It takes under 3 hours. If ever there was a reason to shout winner winner chicken dinner this would be it. Well and because it’s just plain and simple fun to say.

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken


The chicken is so tender it shreds in seconds using two forks. Seems two is the name of the game with this recipe. We like to make it into TACOS and nachos or just plain fork it into our mouths.

We’ve used the Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker WeMo Enabled. What does that mean? It means that it works with your smart device (Android and Apple) to let you easily adjust cook settings … from virtually anywhere. Technology is (most days unless it locks me out of something) awesome.  “The Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMo® is everything that you love about Crock-Pot® Slow-Cookers taken to the next level. If you have been looking for a great reason to get a new Crock-Pot® Slow-Cooker–this is it! This Slow-Cooker features a roomy 6-quart capacity that accommodates large families or dinner parties, It has an oval shape that fits roasts and large cuts of meat, and the glass lid helps trap in heat and moisture. Once cooled, the Slow-Cooker cleans up easily. Wipe down the heating base’s exterior with a damp cloth and place the removable stoneware and glass lid in the dishwasher. With the Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMo® you get brand new benefits that enhance your slow cooker experience. It lets you connect and cook with the flexibility to change settings to meet your schedule. Using the FREE WeMo® App, this smart Slow-Cooker adjusts temperature, cook time and more all from your smart device. Simply sync your slow cooker to the FREE app and you have access at your fingertips. The app provides options to monitor remaining cooking time, change your cooking temperature, adjust cook time up or down, shift to WARM setting and turn off. You have the assurance that, no matter where you are, you have dinner under control. “

Check it out. We think you’ll like it as much as we do. Now I’m going to see what I can do about getting my Mom to share that salsa recipe. Cross your fingers.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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  • 4 chicken breasts
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 2 cups chunky salsa


  1. Place chicken into crock-pot slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour salsa over chicken. Stir to coat.
  3. Place crock-pot slow cooker on LOW (or 250 degrees) for approximately 2 hours OR until chicken is tender and falls apart.
  4. Shred chicken using 2 forks.


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  1. 1

    OH yes! So easy, so awesome!! And that smart thing?? I’m LOVIN’ it!

  2. 2

    I am LOVING this simple chicken crock pot dish! I am also a sucker for anything salsa related…heck. We have AT LEAST one salsa themed dish a week. This is perfect!

  3. 3

    I love simple recipes like this – especially when the result is packing so much flavor! Going on the menu sometime this week.

  4. 4
    Lora @cakeduchess /

    Sounds like a cool app to use! I’m just now bringing out my slow cooker b/c it even got chilly down here. Great recipe to use next!!

  5. 5

    I love how easy this is!! Looks delicious!

  6. 6

    These tacos look perfect!

  7. 7

    perfect weeknight dinner

  8. 8

    Simply delicious! I love recipes with salsa…I often use a peach salsa that totally changes the flavor too!

  9. 9

    mmm I love slow cooker recipes (and homemade salsa!!) I’ll have to make this one this week!

  10. 10
    Ginny McMeans /

    So simple and gratifying!

  11. 11

    I love how simple this recipe is! I’d love to take a bite here 🙂

  12. 12

    I seriously think I might make this for dinner. I have chicken breasts and salsa in the fridge, just waiting to be used.

  13. 13

    I just love Crock Pot dinners!

  14. 14

    I love my crock pot and that it works with your smart phone, even more amazing! Love me some easy salsa chicken to feed a family!

  15. 15

    Anything made from the garden is always the best! This sounds awesome – love any excuse to use my crock pot.

  16. 16

    Yum! I might need to mix up my tacos next week and go with chicken instead of beef!

  17. 17

    This looks scrumptious and so easy! Love.

  18. 18

    Love how simple this is! Perfect for busy nights.

  19. 19

    Two ingredient dinner – yes, please I am in. Great!!!

  20. 20

    I really need a slow cooker/ The shredded salsa chicken looks to die for!

  21. 21

    So delicious, easy and healthy. Perfect for the new year and getting back into shape.

  22. 22

    This chicken looks great! Love using my slow cooker in the winter…yum!

  23. 23
    Richard /

    This cooks in only 2 hrs. Is this right?

    • 23.1

      Hi Richard, yes mine cooked in 2 hours at 250 degrees. It will depend on the thickness of your chicken as well. Cook until tender and falls apart easily.

  24. 24

    I am all about this recipe! I would scarf it down myself (and would have to, my family doesn’t eat food like this. What do they know?!).

  25. 25

    Now this is my kind of dish. A margarita and a plate of this. Bring it.

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