Two tortilla shells filled with salsa chicken on a dark slate plate on a dark wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

The slow cooker makes dinner time easy, especially with this 4-ingredient Salsa Chicken dinner. Serve over tortilla shells, rice, or a salad.

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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.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 15 oz black beans, drained
  • 15 oz canned corn, drained
Ingredients for salsa chicken in stainless steel bowls in front of a slow cooker on a wooden surface

Preparation

Place the chicken in the slow cooker. Pour the salsa, beans, and corn on top and gently mix.

Chicken covered with salsa, corn, and black beans in a slow cooker on a wooden surface

Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Remove the chicken and shred.

Shredded chicken on a round white plate on a wooden surface

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.

Two tortilla shells filled with salsa chicken on a dark slate plate on a dark wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

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.

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 24, 2021

Two tortilla shells filled with salsa chicken on a dark slate plate on a dark wooden surface

Salsa Chicken

The slow cooker makes dinner time easy, especially with this 4-ingredient Salsa Chicken dinner. Serve over tortilla shells, rice, or a salad.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
beans
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chicken
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corn
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salsa
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slow cooker
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker
Servings: 4

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
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Nutrition Facts
Salsa Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1222mg51%
Potassium 1291mg37%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 664IU13%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Salsa Chicken FAQs

Is salsa chicken Keto? Paleo? Healthy?

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”.

Can it be frozen?

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.

Can this be made in the Instant Pot?

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/

6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken”

  1. I really need to get a slow cooker… this recipe sounds great. It would be a big hit in my house I’m sure (although I’d have to make a veggie version for me!)!

  2. Recipes like this speak to my heart. I love simple crockpot recipes and these ingredients together are all sure to be a hit in my house. Adding this dish to my weekly recipes.

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