Crockpot Salsa Chicken

May 12, 2011

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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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Madison October 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

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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Amanda October 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm

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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summer623 November 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Looks de-lish!!!

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Amanda November 18, 2011 at 12:03 am

Thank you!

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Melissa November 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Just made it and am really enjoying! It reminds me of queso dip from a TGIFridays type place. It’s really great.

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Amanda November 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

Thanks for the comment Melissa, so glad you liked it!

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Kristi December 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm

One quick question. Do you put the chicken breasts in frozen or thawed. Looks so good! I really want to make this soon.

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Amanda December 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Hi Kristi. I use thawed chicken breasts for this. Hope you like it!

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Lauren January 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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! :)

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Amanda January 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

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!

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Anonymous January 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

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?

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Amanda January 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

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!

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Stephanie January 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Making this for dinner tonight! I hope it turns out just as yummy as the picture looks! Thanks for the recipe!

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Amanda January 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm

You’re welcome! Stop back and let me know if you liked it.

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Rachel January 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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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Amanda January 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Hope you like it! It’s always fun finding new tasty recipes. Let me know what you think after you eat it.

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Kerri February 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

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.

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Amanda February 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Absolutely Kerri. You should have no problem doubling the recipe. Hope you like it. Happy birthday to your daughter!

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Jennifer Jarman Stephens February 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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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Amanda February 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

You’re right Jennifer, you could easily slim this recipe down a bit. I also recommend making your own taco seasoning mix to eliminate some sodium and preservatives.

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Denise February 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Amanda
Would love to make this, but could I substitute cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken soup?

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Amanda February 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I don’t see why not Denise. It will just have less of a chicken taste but a bit of mushroom taste instead.

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J. Bishop March 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Making this now; can’t wait to try it :) – I think my husband is slightly worried, lol.

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Amanda March 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Awesome, hope you like it!

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Katie April 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

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?

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myfindsonline April 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

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!!

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Katie April 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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.

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Amy April 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

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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myfindsonline April 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

Hi Amy. Sure, frozen will work. You just may have to adjust the cooking time a bit. Hope you enjoy it!

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Alicia July 24, 2012 at 11:12 pm

What size crockpot do you use for this recipe? I only have a small one, and I might need to cut the recipe in half.

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myfindsonline July 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Hi Alicia. It’s a 4 quart oval crockpot.

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arti August 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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!

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Kari September 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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

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myfindsonline September 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

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!

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Chrystal October 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I love this recipe!! I use this as a filling for flautas. Make up some guacamole and it’s amazing :)

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myfindsonline October 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Yippee! So glad you like it Chrystal!

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Casie December 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

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! :)

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myfindsonline December 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

That’s great Casie, hope you like it!

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sarah January 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

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!

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myfindsonline January 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm

You’re so welcome Sarah! So glad you liked it!

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jake February 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm

how would the salsa taste adding cheese to it?

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myfindsonline February 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

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.

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Allison February 21, 2013 at 12:04 am

What is a good salsa to use?

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myfindsonline February 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Hi Allison. Pretty much any salsa will work, whichever you prefer.

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Jen March 17, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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.

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myfindsonline March 18, 2013 at 11:38 am

So glad you liked it Jen!

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Frankie Cashion June 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

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. :)

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