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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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).

  • 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

534 calories; 28.4 g total fat; 228 mg cholesterol; 729 mg sodium. 8.3 g carbohydrates; 58.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2016
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 of made it feel better If i had known about it..?? but putting my arm into the hot pressure cooker would not of helped my nettle rash.. hope i did not say anything not politically correct about brainless idiots. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2016
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 definitely in the slow cooker! Read More
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133 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2016
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 of made it feel better If i had known about it..?? but putting my arm into the hot pressure cooker would not of helped my nettle rash.. hope i did not say anything not politically correct about brainless idiots. Read More
(135)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2016
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 of made it feel better If i had known about it..?? but putting my arm into the hot pressure cooker would not of helped my nettle rash.. hope i did not say anything not politically correct about brainless idiots. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2018
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 delicious as it is easy. Thank you for the recipe. Update!! 3/31/18 Made this with salsa verde. It s excellent either way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2016
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 shred. I freeze in portions to use in tacos enchiladas burritos nachos... Whatever. The juice makes a great base for chicken tortilla soup! I should mention I really don't like to cook chicken in the crock pot. This is the only chicken dish I do. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2018
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 whole chicken since I don't like messing with the skin and bones. Cooked for about 3-1/2 hrs on high in the slow-cooker. I used mild picante but easy to spice up with a hotter variety. Wonderful served with rice plain Spanish or Mexican. This makes lots of juice to spoon over the rice. With just two of us at home there was enough for lunches and still have plenty left to shred for Easy Chicken Fajita Soup adding the excess juice as a base for the soup broth! My head is spinning from all of the possibilities for this! It will become a staple to use in my freezer make-ahead meals. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2016
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 the onion and DO use boneless breasts. Easy peasy and delish! Make a lot to enjoy in tacos over rice in tortillas etc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2016
GOOD VERY EASY. Often I don't look at these easier recipes because it is to easy and a jar. All recipes have a place though. I should not just pass it by. Perfect for a fall day when raking leaves and still need dinner. Perfect for a grandchildren day but also busy. It was simple but very good with some mashed potato. It's worth the onion and I would also try the black beans.. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2016
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 year old son said it was really good. There's lots of leftovers for soup or fajitas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
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 mixed with savory. By far my favorite recipe I've found on here. You won't be disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
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. Gotta love that! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2016
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 definitely in the slow cooker! Read More
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