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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

This easy, versatile slow cooker chicken salsa recipe is ideal for busy weeknights. Use in tacos, salads, burrito bowls and more!
Course Dinner, Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword salsa chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 182kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper or cayenne
  • 2 cups salsa any type
  • 8 ounces beer optional
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced


  • Place all the of spices (cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, pepper/cayenne) in the bottom of a slow cooker insert and mix well. Add chicken breasts and evenly coat with spice mixture.
  • Add salsa, beer and sliced onions to the slow cooker then heat on Low for 6 hours or High for 3 hours. Shred chicken with two forks to serve. Ideal in tacos, salads, burrito bowls and more.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1133mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 614IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg