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Crockpot Salsa Chicken

This crockpot salsa chicken is a 4 ingredient recipe that can be assembled ahead as a crockpot freezer meal. Use the salsa chicken in tacos, burrito bowls, or enjoy as is!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 219kcal


  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder


  • Combine all ingredients in the base of a 5 quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and toss in the cooking liquid.
  • Taste and adjust salt. A squeeze of lime helps brighten the flavors up, too.

To Make Freezer Crockpot Meals

  • Combine all ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag.
  • Squeeze out extra air.
  • Freeze flat for up to 3 months.


Serving size is roughly ½ cup


Serving: 1/8 of batch | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.8mg