Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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"This is one of my favorite recipes. Easy to make, healthy, and full of flavor. Just put all the ingredients in a slow cooker and let the machine do the work. There are infinite variations as to how to use the finished product, and your family is guaranteed to like each one."
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Ingredients

6 h 20 m servings 148 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

Directions

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  1. Put chicken into the crock of a slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over the chicken. Layer diced tomatoes with habaneros, onion, celery, and carrot over the chicken, respectively; top with salsa. Pour water over the entire mixture.
  2. Cook on Low until the chicken is easily shreddable, 6 to 8 hours. An instant-read thermometer should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  3. Shred the chicken with 2 forks and stir with the salsa mixture.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • As a low-carb option just serve in a bowl, similar to stew, and top with grated cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and chopped scallions.
  • Great for filling tacos and burritos or even as the meat for a tortilla soup. Use your imagination to create other menu ideas.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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This is a keeper for sure! Easy, delicious, and filling. Used salsa style fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of the Rotel because it's what I had. Used it tonight as a filling for tacos. Thinki...

Most helpful critical review

I hated it. It was soupy, and the chicken was rather dry.

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This is a keeper for sure! Easy, delicious, and filling. Used salsa style fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of the Rotel because it's what I had. Used it tonight as a filling for tacos. Thinki...

I followed suggestions and used fire roasted tomatoes & used fire roasted salsa. I lightly sautéed the onions, celery and peppers before putting in the crock pot. This was delicious!! Served wit...

I had high expectations about this recipe, but it just didn't turn out for me. After tasting it and deciding I had to do something...I added some salt, pepper and some mixed dried herbs after d...

I only used 1 pound of chicken and added a can of black beans. I kept the rest of the ingredients the same amount of the 8 servings. It was the perfect amount of chicken for all the other ingr...

Since going back to school my life has gotten increasingly busy. It is hard to make a meal every night and especially something that is at least a little bit healthy. My mom had given me a crock...

I hated it. It was soupy, and the chicken was rather dry.

Good recipe. Used chicken thighs with bones and just picked it out.

Hubby gave this a 5 star rating; I only give it 4, but I'm super stingy with 5 star ratings. I did use fajita seasoning instead of taco seasoning because its what I had in the house. I used a ho...

This is really good but instead of tenderloins I used leg quarters and at the end I drained a little juice and threw in some velveeta. It REALLY brings out the flavors.

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