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slow cooker salsa chicken ~ 4 ingredients, 5 minute prep for delicious, juicy, bold flavored chicken. Shown in soft shell taco topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and sliced avocado.
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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Juicy, bold-flavored chipotle shredded chicken for tacos, burritos, salads or bowls with just 4 ingredient and 5 minutes prep.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken tacos, slow cooker chicken, 4 ingredient salsa chicken, salsa chicken recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 248kcal
Author: A Gouda Life


  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup jar salsa (your favorite kind)
  • 1-2 canned chipotle peppers + 1-2 tablespoons of the juice from the can
  • juice from half of one lime


  • Trim the raw chicken breasts then add them to the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the salsa over the top of the chicken. Finely mince the chipotle peppers then add along with 1 tablespoon of the juice from the can. 
  • NOTE: if you like extra spice, add a second chipotle pepper and another tablespoon of juice.
  • Squeeze the juice from half of one lime over the top, then cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours OR 6-8 hours on low.
  • Using two forks shred the chicken while it’s still in the slow cooker and blend it together with the juices.
  • Serve as tacos in flour tortillas or crunchy shells with your favorite toppings or in burritos, salads or bowls.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 51.2g | Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 2.5g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0mg