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Slow Cooker Chicken and Salsa

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Easy recipe! Chicken comes out moist and sweet. Slice breast to serve as main course or shred and use in tacos. Very versatile. Enjoy!"
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5 h 15 m servings 534 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Spread onion rings into the bottom of a slow cooker crock. Place chicken onto onion layer with breast-side facing down. Pour salsa over the chicken.
  2. Cook on High until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 5 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  3. Remove the chicken from slow cooker, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before cutting.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 534 calories; 28.4 g fat; 8.3 g carbohydrates; 58.8 g protein; 228 mg cholesterol; 729 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Why would a person that cooked a chicken in a pressure cooker comment on a slow cooker recipe . ?? I touched a nettle plant once and got huge pain on my arm and the crackpot recipe might ...

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I made this recipe in the pressure cooker. It was nice and juicy however, the flavor was not all that great. I think because I had to add water maybe? I will try it again one time, but definite...

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Why would a person that cooked a chicken in a pressure cooker comment on a slow cooker recipe . ?? I touched a nettle plant once and got huge pain on my arm and the crackpot recipe might ...

4/9/2016A three ingredient recipe that you dump in a pot and come back to find it magically transformed into a five-star delicious meal? Too good to be true? Nope, this is it! This is as delicio...

I do this with chicken breast. And found deli salsa to work amazingly well. Although I bet this version is good too, I don't like to deal with the bones. I skip the onion, cook a few hours and s...

I make this frequently. You can do so many variations depending on what you have at home. My favorite... Add a can of crushed pineapple and a can of rinsed black beans. And I don't usually add t...

Edited to add: And two years later, I'm still making this!! Still a family favorite! This is delicious and so versatile! I used a whole bag of thawed, skinless chicken breasts, instead of ...

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This was the easiest dinner to make, and it was the best tasting chicken I've had. It does have a sweet flavor, but I did not mind it at all. The flavor was the perfect combination of sweet mixe...

The only thing I did differently was add a can of black beans and a sliced roma tomato. It didn't change the expected flavor. I put it on low for about 8 hours...OH MY!! I loved it and my 12 yea...

Made just as directed and it was delicious! I put it together in less than 10 minutes before I left for work. Highly recommended for a super easy meal that lasted 2nights for my family of 4. Got...