Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken


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.

close up view of Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken in a white bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes with habaneros (such as RO*TEL® Hot)

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup finely chopped celery

  • ½ cup shredded carrot

  • 1 cup prepared salsa

  • ¼ cup water


  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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 346mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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