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Easy Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This healthy Easy Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is incredibly flavorful, tender, and versatile. Serve it in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or in a bowl over rice. It’s destined to become a family favorite.


  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 8 boneless, skinless thighs)
  • 24 oz your favorite salsa
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Optional for Serving: freshly sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, lime wedges, extra salsa 

Serving Ideas: rice bowls, soft or crunchy tacos, burritos, or Mexican style salad


  1. Cook Chicken: Towel dry chicken pieces. Place chicken in slow cooker. Mix salsa and spices together. Spoon over chicken. Cook on low for 6 hours if chicken is defrosted, 8 hours for frozen chicken.
  2. Shred and Season: 1 hour prior to finish, remove chicken and shred with forks. Place shredded chicken back in slow cooker along with corn and beans. Finish cooking for the last 1 hour. If needed, season with additional salt and pepper.
  3. Serve salsa chicken with your choice of toppings, with extra salsa on the side if desired.


Meal Prep: double the recipe, serve some tonight and divvy the rest up for this week. Or, freeze in freezer-friendly containers with lids for future meals. 

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: main
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican American

Keywords: healthy Mexican chicken, salsa chicken, slow cooker chicken