5 Ingredients Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Calling all salsa lovers for Mexican chicken dinner which needs only two humble main ingredients - chicken and salsa and just 5 minutes to put together!

With this recipe, I'm giving you an easy, I mean, seriously super easy chicken dinner recipe. This is a kinda recipe which you can put together, right now.. I mean right this minute. Just if you have few simple spices in pantry.. then this 5 ingredients crock pot salsa chicken is actually 2-ingredients recipe. Mainly, all you need is: chicken and chunky salsa. That's it!

I have been cooking chicken in slow cooker for quite sometime now and salsa is something I always have in refrigerator. But honestly, I never thought that combining these two ingredients can make a flavorful shredded chicken for dinner.. Fill it in tacos, serve with rice bowl or even top on pizza .. it works perfect either ways. Oh, and any leftover will make salsa chicken quesadilla for breakfast too.

My special favorite thing about cooking Salsa Chicken in crock pot is kitchen smelling like Mexican Cantina. No kidding! These two when slowly simmer in crock-pot... a flavor-magic happens. Exactly like when you enter a Mexican restaurant (specially ones which have open kitchen) and first sniff is tha...

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Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 3-4 Servings Serves: 4
Notes: No. of servings depends on serving size.


    Salsa Chicken

  • 2 lbs Chicken (thighs or breast, skinless )
  • 2 Cup Salsa (chunky, medium spicy salsa)
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Salt (to taste)


  • 1. In crock pot, add chicken pieces. Season with generous pinch of two of salt. Sprinkle oregano, cumin powder, and drizzle honey on top. Pour salsa covering the chicken.
    Additional Notes:
    If you like little more gravy/sauce for serving with rice. Add 1/4 cup of water/chicken stock to the pot.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.
  • 3. Once cooked, remove chicken from pat. Shred with forks and add back in the sauce. Or you can serve sauce on the side to pour over rice/drizzle over tacos. Serve and enjoy!

2 comment(s)

OMG yum! Can it be any more easier?! I made salsa chicken for tacos today and I'm loving my kitchen full of Mexican flavors. thanks, Savita! This one too gets A+
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