Slow Cooker Chicken and Salsa

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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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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings

  • 1 (5 pound) whole chicken

  • 1 (20 ounce) jar salsa

Directions

  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.

Tip

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

534 Calories
28g Fat
8g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 534
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 228mg 76%
Sodium 729mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 765mg 16%

* 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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