Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

February 26, 2013


Now this one is a total keeper. Talk about 5 ingredient deliciousness! So simple and incredibly yummy with very little effort- thank you crockpot. I don’t use my slow cooker nearly enough. It’s one of those kitchen appliances that is often over looked in my house. I tend to focus my attention on more “homemade” from the stove/oven type meals. I don’t really know why… it’s not that I think those meals are necessarily always superior or anything- you can make a damn fine meal out of a crockpot (this one included). Who knows? I think it has something to do with me being a little airy sometimes.


As easy as this recipe is, I couldn’t help but make it a little bit harder on myself. Instead of canned soup, I made my own “condensed soup” out of a simple roux. I also chose to use a homemade taco seasoning rather than a packet (I used the full recipe). I just don’t like using the packets- it’s just as easy to use my own spices and that way I will know what exactly is in it too.

Oh and I decided to add some pinto beans as well- one can drained and rinsed was perfect. It added a little more substance to the whole thing.


As far as serving the chicken, you have a lot of options. You can simply serve it over rice or you can get a little fancier and make a burrito out of the mixture- as you can see, that’s what I did. Add some cooked rice, shredded monterey jack, chopped scallions, and maybe a little avocado/guacamole and you have got yourself one fine burrito!

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Combine chicken, soup, salsa, and taco seasoning in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. If shredding the chicken, pull the breasts out and shred; return back to slow cooker. Stir in sour cream and heat just until everything is combined.
I used homemade condensed cream of chicken soup and homemade taco seasoning. I also added a drained and rinsed can of pinto beans at the end.

adapted from Chef Mommy


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

C February 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Can you please share how you make your homemade cream of chicken soup?


Carol P February 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I look forward to your blog all the time … this recipe looks especially good. I’m a big user of my slow cooker and couldn’t survive in the kitchen without it. Thanks for sharing!!! I am going to try this this week!


Dee February 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Oh yes, am anxiously awaiting your recipes for the homemade soup, etc.. also.


creva January 4, 2015 at 12:21 am

Thanks for the recipe my kids love it! Also saw the recipe for the homemade cream of chicken and taco seasoning will be looking forward to making that next thanks again.


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