I am by no means a "crock-pot connoisseur", but I think I may start using my crock-pot a LOT more now that I have made this super simple + clean chicken! A coworker of mine introduced me to Crock Pot Salsa Chicken, and informed me that you only need a jar of salsa, some garlic and chicken. The fact that I needed less than 5 ingredients was exciting, since I am all about simplicity :). The first time I tried making this chicken, I actually made two separate batches of salsa chicken (one with spicy salsa and one with mild salsa) . I cooked the first batch of chicken on high heat for less time, and the other batch of chicken on low heat for a longer amount of time. In my opinion, the spicy salsa and cooking the chicken on low heat for a longer period of time was my favorite. But, the other batch was just as tasty too! So whether you have 4 hours or 8 hours, this is a fabulous meal that can be eaten at any time of day and served with any sides of your choice.
Spicy Salsa Chicken was used in my lunch meals that I prepped for the whole work week. I paired my chicken with half of a baked sweet potato and chopped kale. Before eating I sprinkled some cilantro, topped with fresh avocado and lemon juice. My husband had the same for his lunches as well, and he loved it! #husbandapproved We also enjoyed this chicken on our homemade pizzas we make every Tuesday since we still had some chicken leftover. I told you I made two batches...that's a lot of chicken haha. You could also eat this tasty chicken in a whole grain tortilla for chicken tacos or make a chicken burrito bowl with whole grain rice, beans, and salsa, yum! However you decide to eat it, you won't be disappointed.
Here is the simple recipe for Spicy Salsa Crock Pot Chicken. Enjoy!
Spicy Salsa Crock Pot Chicken
Serve chicken with your favorite sides or use it to meal prep your lunches for the busy work week.
I hope you enjoy the simplicity of cooking this chicken!