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Yes, I am writing about another crock pot meal. What can I say, I need easy. And this fit the bill. And it is versatile. I got two great meals out of this and you could probably come up with a few more.

Start with 2 to 4 half chicken breasts, boneless and skinless. I figure about 2 to 3 pounds. My chicken was not quite defrosted but I went ahead and put it into the crock pot knowing it had a little longer to cook.

Dump an average size jar of salsa in with the chicken. Pick your favorite kind. Go mild, go spicy. Doesn’t matter. Add a can of black beans drained. Add a bag of frozen corn. Add about a third of a cup of chopped jalapeños from a jar. These are completely optional. You could skip them, add more, use fresh. You get the idea. Toss in about 4 tablespoons of taco seasoning. You could use a full packet if you like. I buy the big jar because I like it so much. I don’t use the full jar, I just use what I need. You get my point….I hope.

Salsa Chicken Mixed

It took me about 5 minutes to prep this in the morning.  Since I was a little nervous about the chicken that was still frozen, I turned the crock pot on high for about a half hour while I got ready for work then turned it down to low as I was leaving and set it for 8 hours.

When I got home the chicken was perfect. It shredded easily with a fork. The salsa was completely absorbed by the chicken which made it so tasty. I sliced some onion and added it to the chicken. The crock pot was set on “warm” at this point and it softened the onions to perfection. I also added a little bit of red pepper flakes to taste.  You could also add these ingredients earlier if you want. 

salsa chicken cooked

The first night, we just had the chicken over rice.

Salsa Chicken over Rice

A few nights later, we used the leftovers to make tacos.

chicken salsa tacos
Don’t you just love easy?

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Approx 8 hours


Approximately 3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 jar of salsa
1 bag of frozen corn
1 can of black beans
¼ cup Jalepenos from a jar, chopped
Cumin to taste
¼ medium onion, chopped
Red pepper flakes, to taste

Add the first 6 ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Add remaining ingredients while dish is still warm and let sit for 30 minutes. Serve over rice or in tacos.

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