The slow cooker makes dinner time easy, especially with this 4-ingredient Salsa Chicken dinner. Serve over tortilla shells, rice, or a salad.Jump to Recipe
Slow cooker meals are some of my favorites because they are so easy and ready when you want! I have been substitute teaching a lot this year, and having a few simple slow cooker meals up my sleeve have been perfect for dinner on busy nights. Especially ones that don’t use a lot of ingredients, such as this slow cooker salsa chicken.
You only need 4 easy things to make a delicious dinner: chicken, corn, salsa, and black beans. We served ours on tortilla shells, but you could also make it into a salad or serve it over rice.
Step by Step
- 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 2 cups salsa
- 15 oz black beans, drained
- 15 oz canned corn, drained
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. If you are serving over rice, you may want to use a regular spoon to scoop so you get some of the liquid. But, on a tortilla or salad, you don’t want that to make everything soggy so a slotted spoon is best.
Leftover salsa chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Store the salsa chicken mix separate from any tortilla shells, rice, or salad. Reheat the salsa chicken in a pan on the stove over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until it’s warmed through. Then place on your choice of tortilla shells, rice, or salad.
Originally Published On: March 24, 2021
- 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
- 2 cups salsa
- 15 oz black beans (drained)
- 15 oz canned corn (drained)
- 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
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
Salsa Chicken FAQs
Salsa chicken is not Keto or Paleo because of the black beans. As to whether it is healthy, that really depends on your definition. Besides what may be in the salsa, there aren’t any added sugars and the food is mostly “real food”.
While I haven’t tried it personally, I would think this recipe would hold up well when frozen. Make sure to leave space in your container since it will expand when it freezes. To reheat, let the salsa chicken thaw for at least 1 day in the refrigerator. Then reheat on the stovetop until warmed through.
Again, this is something I have not yet tested. But I did find a similar recipe that you can try if you are looking for an Instant Pot version: https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/instant-pot-salsa-chicken/