I sometimes chop up a chipotle pepper and throw it in with some adobo sauce for a twist. I don't measure spices, so my measurements are conservative.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Arrange the chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker, and pour in the salsa and tomato sauce. Add the garlic and onion, and sprinkle in the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Set the cooker on Low, and cook until the chicken is very tender, 4 to 5 hours. Shred the chicken with two forks for serving.

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Nutrition Facts

152 calories; 2.8 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 392 mg sodium. 7.1 g carbohydrates; 24.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2011
Followed recipe exactly and put it in my small slow cooker. So easy and it makes a tasty filling dinner. I shredded the chicken and put it in tortillas with lettuce tomatoes cheese and sour cream. Had about 1/2 left after first meal. Made a Chicken Taco Soup the next night by adding leftovers to 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes one can blended 1 can whole kernel corn 1 can kidney beans and 1-2 T. of Taco Seasoning I from this site. Delicious repurposed recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
Recipe was okay. Make a lot of food but was lacking in flavor..maybe if the sauce was thicker. Read More
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251 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 161
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2011
Followed recipe exactly and put it in my small slow cooker. So easy and it makes a tasty filling dinner. I shredded the chicken and put it in tortillas with lettuce tomatoes cheese and sour cream. Had about 1/2 left after first meal. Made a Chicken Taco Soup the next night by adding leftovers to 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes one can blended 1 can whole kernel corn 1 can kidney beans and 1-2 T. of Taco Seasoning I from this site. Delicious repurposed recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2011
Followed recipe exactly and put it in my small slow cooker. So easy and it makes a tasty filling dinner. I shredded the chicken and put it in tortillas with lettuce tomatoes cheese and sour cream. Had about 1/2 left after first meal. Made a Chicken Taco Soup the next night by adding leftovers to 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes one can blended 1 can whole kernel corn 1 can kidney beans and 1-2 T. of Taco Seasoning I from this site. Delicious repurposed recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
Awesome & easy! I didn't have 4 hours so I cooked on high for a little over 2 hours shredded it then cooked on low for another 20 minutes. Adults had on hoagies with melted moz on top. Kids loved with white rice on the side. Great for slow cooker Sunday:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2011
I flipped out a bit when I realized I had NO tomato sauce in my pantry. Whoops. I did have V-8 so I used that instead. I also threw in a handful of fresh cilantro. This smells AMAZING a lot like the salsa chicken I make on a regular basis. I can only assume we'll love it just like we do salsa chicken. I plan on spooning the sauce over mexican rice and I've made homemade refried beans to go with it. Can't WAIT for dinner. NOTE: I was able to make this in my "Lil' Dipper" crockpot which saved me on counter space and it cooked it perfectly. Cutting the breasts each in half filled up the crockpot 3/4's of the way through so I didn't need to worry about burning my ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2012
I followed this recipe as posted except I only had white onion and 2 chicken breasts. To make up for the missing breast I added a can of black beans. I put the chicken in the crock pot then poured the beans around it then layered the remaining ingredients as instructed. I cooked it on low for a little over 4 hours. It smelled wonderful when I got home! When I took the lid off I was a little worried that it wasn't going to work well for taco filling (in soft corn tortillas) because it looked a little watery but when I used the forks to shred the chicken it absorbed the excess liquid. It made for excellent tacos! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2011
Extremely easy and flavorful! I used hot salsa since that was all I had and it was quite spicy but great... I put the meat in tacos with shreaded cheddar and sour cream. My husband wants it on rotation:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2011
This is very good! The chicken is not dry and just falls apart! I made burritos out of it with green chile and cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
I completely forgot the red onion but this still tasted great. I added a few dashes of red pepper sauce too. Served over rice but husband suggested to serve in fajitas next time. Great flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
This was so good! That even my husband who doesn't even care for chicken loved it. I was looking for a recipe that was for chicken legs when I can across this recipe and I liked the ingredients. I did however change some things to what I had and because I was in a hurry. I used dehydrated onions and garlic and used!/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper instead of chili powder. I found out my cayenne pepper is really really hot and that is why I used only half the amount. So I can't wait to try this again with chicken breast like it calls for. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2011
Excellent. Made this for the first time today and served it as both the meat in tacos for the kids (5&9) and on Mexican salads for the adults. It was a universal hit. We'll try the chipotle pepper idea next time to spice it up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
Recipe was okay. Make a lot of food but was lacking in flavor..maybe if the sauce was thicker. Read More
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