When I cook I often try to make it as easy and fast as possible, and this Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is exactly that. It’s a set it and forget it meal that is so versatile.
It only has 2 ingredients, and it’s made in the slow cooker. You don’t even have to think about it, so you cannot mess this up! If you love Tex Mex or Mexican food, this is an easy meat you can turn into so many things. This is a sponsored post.
2 Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
When I make this recipe, I usually buy boneless chicken breasts. However, when I was at Sam’s Club grabbing the salsa, they had marked down the chicken tenderloins to an unbelievable price. I couldn’t pass that up.
Even if you don’t ever cook, you can’t mess this one up. Simply add the chicken to the slow cooker. Then, pour the salsa on and close the lid. Set it on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours. That’s it!
For this recipe, I used My Brother’s Salsa in their Original Recipe, but feel free to use what you have on hand. It’s very tame, especially for those of us who don’t like it too spicy. My 4 yr old loved this chicken just by itself. It wasn’t too hot and had a great flavor.
Once the chicken is done, I use a slotted spoon to take it out so I can just get chicken and not too much of the salsa juices. It practically shreds itself when I transfer it. But, for any of the stubborn pieces, I just use two forks and shred the chicken.
Often I make a big batch at one time, and I freeze part of it for later. This chicken is so versatile. For dinner that night we made big ol’ burritos with rice, beans, guacamole, lettuce, onions, and salsa chicken. The next day Nate heated up the leftover salsa chicken and used it for tacos.
You could add your salsa chicken to tortilla soup or taco salad or even make enchiladas with it. And, it tastes delicious!
More Tex Mex Recipes
- Authentic Homemade Pork Tamales in the Instant Pot
- Healthier Refried Beans
- Mom’s Cheese & Onion Enchiladas
- BBQ Brisket Enchiladas with TexMex Gravy
- Cheesy TexMex Enchiladas
This 2-ingredient slow cooker salsa chicken is a no fail recipe you can put into so many things from nachos to casseroles to enchiladas and so much more!
- 5-6 chicken breasts (or 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenderloins)
- 16 oz jar of your favorite salsa
- Place chicken into the slow cooker.
- Pour salsa over all the chicken.
- Cook in the slow cooker on low for 7-8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.
- Remove from slow cooker and shred.
- Serve in your favorite tacos, burritos, or nachos.