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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars
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"This is one of my favorite recipes. Easy to make, healthy, and full of flavor. Just put all the ingredients in a slow cooker and let the machine do the work. There are infinite variations as to how to use the finished product, and your family is guaranteed to like each one."
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Ingredients

6 h 20 m servings 148
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Put chicken into the crock of a slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over the chicken. Layer diced tomatoes with habaneros, onion, celery, and carrot over the chicken, respectively; top with salsa. Pour water over the entire mixture.
  2. Cook on Low until the chicken is easily shreddable, 6 to 8 hours. An instant-read thermometer should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  3. Shred the chicken with 2 forks and stir with the salsa mixture.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • As a low-carb option just serve in a bowl, similar to stew, and top with grated cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and chopped scallions.
  • Great for filling tacos and burritos or even as the meat for a tortilla soup. Use your imagination to create other menu ideas.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 148 calories; 2.4 7.5 23.1 59 540 Full nutrition

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This is a keeper for sure! Easy, delicious, and filling. Used salsa style fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of the Rotel because it's what I had. Used it tonight as a filling for tacos. Thinki...

Most helpful critical review

I hated it. It was soupy, and the chicken was rather dry.

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This is a keeper for sure! Easy, delicious, and filling. Used salsa style fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of the Rotel because it's what I had. Used it tonight as a filling for tacos. Thinki...

I followed suggestions and used fire roasted tomatoes & used fire roasted salsa. I lightly sautéed the onions, celery and peppers before putting in the crock pot. This was delicious!! Served wit...

I had high expectations about this recipe, but it just didn't turn out for me. After tasting it and deciding I had to do something...I added some salt, pepper and some mixed dried herbs after d...

Since going back to school my life has gotten increasingly busy. It is hard to make a meal every night and especially something that is at least a little bit healthy. My mom had given me a crock...

I only used 1 pound of chicken and added a can of black beans. I kept the rest of the ingredients the same amount of the 8 servings. It was the perfect amount of chicken for all the other ingr...

I used Rotel with Green Chiles (all I had), and shredded carrots for cooking, and was a little generous on the taco seasoning. I rubbed the taco seasoning into the chicken breasts before cookin...

This is pretty good and I did deviate from the original recipe. Like the description says there are infinite variations...I added taco seasoning and salsa to the shredded chicken. Then a can of ...

I hated it. It was soupy, and the chicken was rather dry.

Will definitely make again. I used the suggestion of adding black beans and corn and served with shredded lettuce, cheese, and sour cream as a complete entree with Spanish rice and blue corn to...