Salsa chicken makes a staple recipe that I turn to week in and week out! Made of just two ingredients, this simple salsa chicken recipe is great in so many dishes!
For years now, at least once a week, I pull out my slow cooker to make this simple salsa chicken recipe. With just two ingredients, this chicken recipe is a definite keeper and works perfectly for the busiest of weeknights.
I spray the crock portion of my slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and then add my chicken. Then, I just pour in my homemade salsa from the salsa recipe that I shared with you a while back. Since that salsa only takes about five minutes from start to finish, it is my go to for this chicken recipe. However, you can also just use your favorite jar of salsa in this recipe. It is totally up to you!
Like it hot and spicy? Use a hot salsa. Using it in recipes for your whole family and your kids aren’t that crazy about spicy recipes? Then, by all means use mild salsa. Just customize it to your own needs!
I then use my salsa chicken in salads, tacos, lettuce wraps, quesadillas, and more. I love to make this salsa chicken ahead of time and then use it throughout the week in lunches and suppers! It is great to just pull out of the refrigerator, reheat it, and be able to have a flavorful meal in minutes.
Here’s my Salsa Chicken recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
- 4-6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 2 cups salsa
- Spray crock insert of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking. Add chicken to slow cooker and pour in salsa. Cook for 4 hours on low heat. Remove and shred chicken with two fork or place into stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and shred.
- Store unused salsa chicken in an airtight container for up to 5 days.