Crockpot Salsa Chicken

salsa chicken

Holy moly, it’s been so long since I blogged here!  I’ve been so busy lately and I haven’t really been trying new recipes to share with you.  I do have a few now though, so I apologize if you keep coming here and seeing nothing new.

Today’s new recipe: salsa chicken.  A moist and creamy shredded chicken recipe that’s super simple.  Just drop a few ingredients into the crockpot and poof, you’ve got a great mixture to put on top of just about anything.

We ate our salsa chicken on top of some brown rice, but you could easily top baked potatoes instead.  I also think it would be great to make shredded chicken nachos with any leftovers you have.

salsa chicken

Salsa Chicken

from Chef Mommy


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup salsa
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup sour cream


1.  Mix soup, salsa and taco seasoning in the bottom of your crockpot.  Sink chicken breasts into the mixture, covering completely.  Cook on low for 5 – 6 hours depending on size of chicken breasts.

2.  Remove chicken, shred and return to the crockpot.  Add sour cream and mix well.  Heat until everything is warmed through.  Enjoy!

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54 thoughts on “Crockpot Salsa Chicken

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  2. Yummy! A simple recipe for my crockpot and that came out very close to the picture! I love using my crockpot and always looking for a way to “spice” things up with and this surely did the trick! I served it with tortilla chips and everyone loved it. It’s addicting though – I think the tortilla chips makes you feel like you have a dip! Thanks Amanda!
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    • Awesome Madison, I’m so glad you liked it! It’s a very versatile recipe with tons of ways to use it. I like to add some to the top of a fresh salad with creamy ranch dressing, yummers!

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  4. About how many does this feed if you’re serving it over nachos with black beans? I’m making it for 6 people, and half of them are men! :)

    • Hi Lauren. If you’re serving it over nachos, this recipe should be plenty. If you want, you could adjust it to 1 and 1/2 lbs chicken breasts with the rest of the recipe still the same. You could also stretch it a bit more by adding a can of sweet corn with the black beans. Now I’m hungry!

  5. I just put this all in the crockpot and realized I was supposed to wait until the end for the sour cream. Do you think this will make a huge difference?

    • Hmm, I would think you will be ok. The only thing I can think of is that maybe it will thicken too much while cooking the chicken. If that happens, I would add just a bit of water or chicken broth to keep it creamy. Hope it works out for you!

  6. i made this for supper today…it’s cooking as i write this, and the sauce is AMAZING! chicken is just about done, so i’m going to go shred it up and see how it tastes when we’re done!

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  8. This looks delicious. I found you on pinterest. I am going to try this as part of a taco bar for my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow. Can I double the recipe and it still would work? I think I am going to need more than a pound of chicken for the group. I plan to make it this afternoon probably then reheat tomorrow.

  9. Anybody figured the calories, fat, and fiber by chance? Would love to know Weight Watcher points for it. Could make it with fat free sour cream and low fat soup with the same tastes! Need to try this soon!

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  11. Hey Amanda- Found your recipe when searching for some stuff to make for a jewelry party tomorrow :o) Does it matter how big my crockpot is? I’m not good at judging how much space ingredients will take up, and I’m just afraid with too big of a crockpot, the chicken won’t be covered by the mixture. Any advice?

    • Hi Katie. My crock pot is a larger oval size and this recipe does fine for me. The chicken will lay perfectly on the bottom and the salsa mixture should almost cover the top. The chicken doesn’t need to be completely covered by the mixture either, just so it floats around the chicken breasts. I’d say you’ll be fine with any size crock pot. Hope that helps! Let me know if you try it and what you thought of it. Have a great party, sounds like fun!!

      • Thanks! My crock pot is a larger oval one, too. I used one of my favorite salsas- Newman’s Own Black Bean and Corn. It was delicious, and I got lots of compliments! Also, the chicken breasts I used were pretty thick, but after about 4 1/2 hours, they were cooked through; good thing, too, cause I remembered the recipe wrong (4-5 hours, instead of 5-6 hours) and started it late haha.

  12. Hey Amanda,

    This looks deelish..making it tonight but I have frozen chicken. Most of the stuff I do in the crock pot is with frozen chicken. Do you think I could use frozen chicken on this one?

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  14. We made this today, using spicy taco seasoning and added a can of green chilies…I have to tell you this rocked! Will be on the list of keepers! Thanks!

  15. Ok I’ve never used a crock pot and I know nothing about cooking lol I really want to make this. If I use frozen chicken how long should I cook it for? Cooking meat scares me lol but I really think this would make for great tacos or burritos and my husband I LOVE tacos and burritos lol

    • Hi Kari. Are you going to use a crockpot to make it? If so, cook frozen chicken breasts on low for about 6 hours. Thinner chicken breasts will take less time. I’d start checking the chicken at about the 4 hour mark and every hour after until they are done. Don’t be scared to cook chicken in a crockpot, it’s almost foolproof. It will basically show you when it’s done. As soon as the chicken starts to fall apart, it’s ready to eat. Good luck!

  16. YAY! I am soooo glad that I pinned this recipe! :) I am stuck at home with 2 sick kiddos and was looking for something to throw in my crockpot for tonight’s dinner! I have all of the ingredients already – so excited to see how this turns out! :)

  17. Found this on pinterest! Made it today. tweaked it a little so it came out more like the consistency of a thick chili, was able to eat it on a tortilla, with chips like a salsa, also like soup! I also added cheese to the top of it! Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Hi Jake. I’m not sure how adding cheese would taste but I can’t imagine that it would ruin it. I’d maybe add a little at a time and taste as you go. Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.

  18. This recipe was great, thank you! I made a mexican layered pizza with the leftovers using tortillas and baked until cooked through. What a great universal chicken to use for many different recipes.

  19. This sounds delicious! I make mine with the chicken, a pack of taco seasoning, and a jar of salsa. I can’t wait to add the sour cream and soup! Sounds creamy! Mine is very good too. :)

  20. Been making this for a couple years. Great recipe. I tweaked it a bit with cheese. I add two cups Kraft shredded Mexican cheese and the 1 cup salsa after shredding the chicken. Makes an excellent dip with tortilla. Here’s the best part. Use the mixture now to make quesadillas!! It makes great chicken quesadillas. My kids eat it up. Make sure to add plenty of cheese so that it isn’t too runny.

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