Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

This Crock Pot Salsa Chicken recipe from Budget Bytes is a winner! With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, it’s perfect for busy weeknights or meal prepping for the week ahead. Here’s a quick rundown of the recipe:


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 16 oz. salsa


  1. Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle the chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder over the chicken.
  3. Pour the salsa on top of the chicken.
  4. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on high for 2.5 hours or on low for 5 hours.
  5. Test the chicken to ensure it’s tender enough to pull apart with a fork. If not, continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes on high or one hour on low.
  6. Shred the chicken with two forks and stir to combine with the salsa and liquid in the pot.
  7. Serve hot or refrigerate until ready to use. This versatile salsa chicken can be added to tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, and more!


  • If using frozen chicken breast, be sure to thaw it completely before adding it to the slow cooker.

Nutrition (per serving):

  • Serving size: 0.75 cup
  • Calories: 90 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 573mg
  • Fiber: 2g

Enjoy your delicious and easy Crock Pot Salsa Chicken!

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