Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Originally posted 10/30/16

Ingredients (1-2 servings)

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

¾ cup salsa, any variety

1 squirt of honey

1 splash of lemon juice

Crushed red pepper flakes


Step 0.5: Line your 2 quart slow cooker with aluminum foil if you’re like me and want to minimize the mess.

Step 1: Add your salsa, honey, lemon juice, and a few crushed red pepper flakes to your crockpot and mix gently to combine.

Step 2: Place your chicken breast into your crockpot. Turn it a few times to get some salsa on top of it, and then nestle it into the salsa.

Step 3: Cook on high for 3 hours, or on low for 6 hours.

Step 4: To test for doneness, slice the chicken in half along the thickest part. It should be white with no visible pink.

Step 5: Shred your chicken using two forks, then mix the chicken with the salsa it has been cooking in.

Step 6: Serve salsa chicken on a tortilla, a bun, or Hawaiian rolls.

Minnesota-based grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Natalie is currently a Masters of Public Health student and dietetic intern at the University of Minnesota, and is on-track to becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Dietetics in 2019 from St. Catherine University.