Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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Picture this: a long day at work, and you’re finally home, ready to unwind with a delicious, satisfying meal. But who wants to spend hours in the kitchen after a tiring day? Enter the solution: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken!

This flavorful, easy-to-make dish is perfect for busy women who want a wholesome meal without spending hours in the kitchen. Best of all, it’s incredibly versatile, making it a hit with the whole family!

With a trusty slow cooker at your side, you can have a fantastic dinner ready and waiting when you walk through the door. The beauty of this Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken recipe lies in its simplicity – it’s virtually hands-off, letting the slow cooker work its magic.

Imagine tender, juicy chicken infused with the vibrant flavors of your favorite salsa, mingling together in a mouthwatering symphony. The result? A dish that’s not only scrumptious but also incredibly versatile. This Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken can be used in a multitude of ways, from tacos and burritos to salads and rice bowls – the possibilities are endless!

The key to success with this recipe is choosing a high-quality salsa that you love. It’s the star of the show, providing the majority of the flavor. Whether you’re a fan of classic tomato-based salsas or prefer something with a little more heat or tang, the choice is yours!

Another great aspect of this recipe is that it’s incredibly customizable to suit your preferences. Want to add some black beans or corn for a heartier meal? Go for it! Have a hankering for a little extra heat? Toss in some jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce. The beauty of this dish is that it can be easily tailored to your taste buds.

Once your Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is ready, the fun begins! Create your own DIY taco bar with all your favorite fixings, like avocado, cheese, cilantro, and sour cream. Or mix it up with some rice, veggies, and a dollop of guacamole for a satisfying burrito bowl. The options are endless, making it a breeze to keep dinner fresh and exciting.

So there you have it – the perfect solution to a satisfying, hassle-free meal for those busy weekdays. Give this Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken a try, and discover the joy of coming home to a delicious, home-cooked dinner that’s ready and waiting for you.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Course: Main CourseCuisine: Mexican
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

4

minutes
Calories

450

kcal

A deliciously simple, versatile meal that will become your weeknight go-to!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 cups salsa

  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Optional toppings: avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese, lime wedges

Directions

  • Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the salsa, black beans, corn, cumin, and chili powder. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and easily shreds with a fork.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the salsa mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the chopped cilantro just before serving.
  • Serve the Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken over rice, in tortillas, or as a salad topping. Add your favorite toppings, such as avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese, or lime wedges.

Notes

  • You can use your favorite store-bought salsa or make your own for a more personalized flavor.
  • For a spicier dish, use a hot salsa or add a diced jalapeño to the slow cooker.
  • If you’re short on time, you can cook the Salsa Chicken on high for 2 hours instead of low for 4 hours.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, making it a versatile and crowd-pleasing meal. Serve it over a bed of warm, fluffy rice to soak up the delicious salsa sauce.

For a more casual dinner, stuff the Salsa Chicken into warm tortillas and create a DIY taco bar with a selection of toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes, and jalapeños. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, try serving the Salsa Chicken over a bed of crisp greens as a hearty salad topping.

For the perfect side, whip up some zesty cilantro-lime rice or a fresh and tangy avocado and tomato salad. And don’t forget the chips and guacamole! No matter how you choose to serve your Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with this flavorful and satisfying meal.

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