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

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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).

  • Shred the chicken with 2 forks and stir with the salsa mixture.

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.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; 2.4 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 540 mg sodium. 7.5 g carbohydrates; 23.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2014
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. Thinking about using the leftovers in soup of some kind. The husband who rarely rates any recipe high gave this one 5 stars! He thought it was better in a hard corn tortilla as opposed to a soft one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2014
I hated it. It was soupy and the chicken was rather dry. Read More
(5)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2014
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. Thinking about using the leftovers in soup of some kind. The husband who rarely rates any recipe high gave this one 5 stars! He thought it was better in a hard corn tortilla as opposed to a soft one. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2014
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. Thinking about using the leftovers in soup of some kind. The husband who rarely rates any recipe high gave this one 5 stars! He thought it was better in a hard corn tortilla as opposed to a soft one. Read More
(44)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2014
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 with fresh cilantro and sour cream on warmed tortillas. Excellent!!!! Read More
(22)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2014
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 draining some of the liquid out of it and shredding the chicken. I then let it slow cook for another hour and it was better. I really think it was the salsa I used and maybe if I had used the fire roasted diced tomatoes that Paula suggested in her review it might have been a lot better. My suggestion? Use a really flavorful salsa and the fire roasted tomatoes and you might have a winner. Thanks Carajeanne for submitting this as it has great potential using the right ingredients. Addendum 9-21-14--Because mine turned out extra spicy I added it to some cooked white rice...and...Viola!...it made a great tasting "Spanish Rice"! So you never know what a difference one ingredient can make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2014
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 crockpot after she found a really good deal on it so I started asking people for great recipes that could be made in a slow cooker that were not all that unhealthy. A coworker introduced me to the Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken recipe on AllRecipes so I tried it. I have since made the recipe about 20 times I am absolutely in love with it and I make sure I have all of the ingredients on hand. I have substituted the diced tomatoes with green chilies with plain diced tomatoes if I don t have the ones with chilies; it still tastes just as good. This is such a super easy recipe to make and there aren t many ingredients to it. I have used this concoction in burritos on top of rice and even on top of a salad. It is such a versatile meal that tastes different depending on how you prepare it. I would highly recommend this slow cooker meal to anyone I know and as a matter of a fact I do tell everyone who asks me about a great recipe about this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2014
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 ingredients. I thought I would put it over rice but it's so hearty I haven't needed to add anything. Will definitely add this to my regular rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2016
Good and so easy! I subbed extra carrot for celery and homemade fajita seasoning for taco (1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp each cumin salt and pepper 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp each garlic powder onion powder and red chili flakes). Served in tortillas with sauteed peppers avocado and greek yogurt. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2014
I hated it. It was soupy and the chicken was rather dry. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2015
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 drained whole kernel corn and drained/rinsed black beans. Goes perfect on a tortilla with cheese and sour cream. I've made this for other people and they LOVED it!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2016
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 cooking. It was DELICIOUS! Will definitely be making this again. Read More
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