Make a delicious Mexican inspired meal while you do other things! This salsa chicken is so full of flavor and makes the best burrito bowls. Dinner is served!
Everybody needs a couple of really simple to make really big on flavor recipes in their box of tricks. This is a simple dump and go slow cooker recipe that results in a delicious dinner. Come home, make some rice and you have burrito bowls in no time! You could also use tortillas to make fun tacos or burritos!
Flavorful easy dinners are always in high demand. Making a yummy recipe in the slow cooker is not only simple but you have the benefit of knowing you are coming home to something tasty.
Salsa chicken is a perfect example of that. Just load up the slow cooker in the morning and go about your day.
While you are doing your thing, the chicken is getting tender. The beans, corn, salsa and seasonings blend into the perfect meal.
It is fabulous served over cilantro lime rice or Mexican rice as burrito bowls. Just pile it on top of the rice and top with sour cream, cheese, guacamole or more salsa if you want.
Alternatively, stir a little rice in and load it up in a tortilla. It makes a fabulous burrito as well.
This has to be one of the recipes we make the most at our house. So it is shocking I haven’t revisited the post to share it with you again.
I did share an instant pot salsa chicken recipe, but I know there are still a lot of crock pot lovers out there.
So I wanted to make sure my slow cooker slayers haven’t forgotten about this gem. It had some new pictures and a little video too.
Of course you don’t really need it. This recipe is as simple as can be.
All you have to do is throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it go. When you are ready to eat, shred the chicken, stir in some cilantro and make some cilantro rice. Yum!
Simple dump and go slow cooker recipes like this are always great for busy weekdays. There is nothing like coming home to having dinner mostly ready.
You can make it with dry black beans if you have them. Otherwise it is great with a couple of cans of beans as well.
Just make sure to adjust the water accordingly. The recipe as written is for dry beans but the canned beans adjustments are in the notes.
I sure hope you give it a try and see for yourself!
Bonus recipe for easy Mexican rice in the Instant Pot
If you are looking for a super simple way to make a yummy version of Mexican rice, you are in the right place. This recipe only takes 3 ingredients and one of the is water!
Mexican Rice Ingredients:
- 2 cups white rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup salsa
- Put water, rice and salsa in instant pot. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
- Let pressure naturally release for at least 5 minutes, then release the pressure.
- Fluff with a fork and serve.
More great slow cooker recipes:
Put an Italian flavor spin on crock pot chicken with slow cooker chicken cacciatore soup. The soup will make your house smell amazing and it has the perfect balance of pasta, chicken and veggies.
Creamy chicken and gravy in the slow cooker is like making a plate of diner comfort food at home. It is so easy to make and will make you feel are warm and full inside!
- 1 pound Chicken Breasts
- 1 1/2 cups dried black beans*
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 3 cups water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- cilantro to taste
- Place black beans in the bottom of slow cooker. Add beans, corn, salsa, taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine. Add chicken breasts.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Using forks, shred chicken and stir in cilantro.
- Serve over rice and top with your favorite toppings. We like guacamole, a little more salsa, sour cream, cilantro and cheese.
*You can use 2 cans of black beans and cut the water to 3/4 cup if you'd like
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 331mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.