Salsa Chicken

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Temp Low

Salsa Chicken – Easy and healthy slow cooked salsa chicken recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 Pounds Frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 Package Taco seasoning
  • 1 Can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 Cup Salsa or picante sauce (I use picante because it has less chunks)
  • 1/2 Cup Sour cream

Directions

  1. Step One

    Put chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  2. Step Two

    Mix the taco seasoning, soup, and salsa in a bowl, then pour over the chicken.

  3. Step Three

    Cook on low for 8 hours.

  4. Step Four

    Mix in sour cream right before serving.

  5. Step Five

    Serve over rice.

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  1. Cheryl

    Made this for the first time 3 weeks ago and have made it 2 more times since then! Last time I made it I didn’t have salsa and used rotel with green chilies it was ok but not as good! My 16 yr old son has asked for this every night almost for the last 3 weeks!!!! Served it over rice with some shredded sharp cheddar!!!!!

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  2. Michelle

    Can fresh salsa be used in this? It is all I have. Thanks!

  3. CRYSTAL

    Easy to make! My 2 and 8 year old asked for seconds!

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  4. Janea

    Janea

    New here and was wondering where can I go to find out the calorie totals of all these yummy recipes? Trying to eat healthy on a limited cook time. Already made salsa chicken and family loved it! Thanks ladies!

  5. Myra

    Ohhh, ladies, thank you for a EASY, complaint-free dinner! YUMMM’s are priceless :)

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  6. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Leah, I think so. I would add the spinach before I add the sauce. Good way to get your veggies in there.

  7. Leah

    Would this recipe work with a bag of fresh spinach added to it? Thanks!

  8. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Sarah…it’s the 10 3/4 size can. If a recipe doesn’t specify, I always go for the regular size and not the family size.

    So sorry Leslie :( Hate it when a recipe doesn’t turn out like you hoped. If your chicken was dry though, it sounds like it might have cooked too long. The newer crocks on the market cook hotter than the older slow cookers and you don’t have to cook your food as long (or it will dry out). Some of the new ones even boil on low after a few hours. That’s not real slow cookin’….

    Better crockin’ luck next time girl :)

  9. Sarah

    I was curious, when you say a can of soup what size can are ya’ll talking about? The smaller cans or the larger cans? Thankies :D

  10. Amanda

    Very good, they house smelled so yummy while this was in the crock pot. Excellent over rice. Whole family enjoyed.

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  11. Leslie

    We didn’t much care for this..the chicken was very dry. And just the taste of it was yuck. Sorry

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  12. Callie H.

    100% my fav thing on this web site

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  13. BONNIE

    THIS WAS DELISH! Everyone gobbled it up like starvin’ wild dogs. I sprinkled a little cheese on top and served it over brown rice. Will def make again But this time add a little less taco seasoning and add black beans or something. Smelled like chili…..was tasty :) :)

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  14. Michelle

    Loved it!

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  15. Kelly

    The first recipe I have EVER made in a crock pot. So easy and very tasty. The whole family enjoyed it…..I will be making this one again!

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  16. Jen

    Question: is it just as good without sour cream?

  17. Heather

    This has been my favorite recipe!! Actually the first recipe I tried from Crockin Girls!! It is so versatile! We love it served over mashed potatoes! The best part though is, we always have some left overs ( I make sure to save some). And we make chicken quesadillas out of the chicken mixture the next day!! All you do is get some tortillas and mexican blend cheese. Spread a thin layer of the chicken mixture on half the tortilla, sprinkle some cheese on the chicken mixture that is on the tortilla, fold the tortilla in half. And cook in a medium heated skillet on the stove. Cook a minute or two on each side. And your quesadilla is done!! Serve with salsa or sour cream!!

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  18. Donna

    so easy and delicious!

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  19. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    About 4 hours on HIGH, Donna!

  20. Donna

    Hi Girls I dont have 8 hours to cook this on low how long do I cook it on high?

  21. Lisa J.

    Love this recipe! It was really simple and easy to put together. I used fresh chicken breasts and cooked them for about 7 hours. I also added a side of black beans. Delicious!

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  22. Andrea R.

    This was delicious! My family loved it. I also liked that I had all of the ingredients at home. Was looking for a quick supper idea, and this was perfect!

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  23. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    cRock on! It’s always a good feeling when you find something your families can’t get enough of at dinnertime! Happy Crockin’, Y’all!

  24. Teri

    This was dinner tonight. Everyone loved it! I’ve done a salsa chicken in the oven so I was sure it’d be a hit, but I wasn’t expecting the enthusiasm it received from my kids. They both actually to have the left overs (I made extra) in their lunch boxes. Impressive!

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  25. EAS

    Very good. I made it for my grandchildren. it was a hit.

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  26. Valerie C.

    Made this for dinner tonight & it was a hit. I was fearful that I wouldn’t have enough sauce, so I doubled the sauce, but not the chicken. That was a mistake! We did decide that the sauce was a good chip dip, so we have plenty of leftovers for that. I also added corn, black beans & mexican cheese to the sauce. Next time I will (at least) double the chicken. I served it with Spanish Rice and white corn chips. Definitely going into the dinner rotation!

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  27. Bev B.

    One of our favorites….Next time I will add more chicken breasts. There’s plenty of sauce.

    This is great. I’m adding another chicken breast or two next time. There’s plenty of sauce.

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  28. Lisa

    To be honest, this dish did not look very appetizing at all. It reminded me of the night we ate at a local Indian restaurant! Happy that I continued with the meal because it tasted wonderful. Both my daughters woofed down 2 plates each and I had to make a 2nd bowl of rice! I used 2 1/4 lbs of chicken tenderloins and it still barely fed the 4 of us! Active girls mean active eaters! I also added 1 sliced onion on top when I placed in the crock. Another keeper!

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  29. Lisa

    This recipe on the menu for tonight. Can’t wait to try it! I’m doing 3-4 new recipes a week and this is week 3. So far only 1 that I won’t repeat. Thinking of using chicken tenderloins instead of breasts. Will let you know!

  30. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Lol! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Tink5

    This is the very first recipe I have tried on here. HUGE hit, family loved it. This recipe made me go out food shopping to get ingredients for about 6 more meals to try and 3 desserts. Thanks so much for all the great recipes. I love your site. Really don’t like to cook much (I am more of a baker) but I do love my crock pot, so I am so glad I found you! No more feeling guilty for not making nice home made meals for my family anymore!

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  32. Jenny

    Thanks for answering my questions. I made this tonight, and my husband and I LOVED it!!! You would have thought he hadn’t eaten in a week the way he was devouring it. :) I added the black beans like another reviewer suggested, and I doubled the sauce ingredients with just over 2 lbs. of chicken. We ate it tonight and can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow night!!

  33. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    It really comes down to a personal choice. We both use frozen chicken in our cooker and have never had a problem. If you want to thaw the chicken first, take off some of the cooking time so it does not dry out.

  34. Jenny

    The instruction manual for my crockpot says not to use frozen meat, but to thaw it first. Is that true?

  35. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    It’s really up to your taste. I would probably increase the amount of taco seasoning and sour cream.

  36. Jenny

    If using 2 pounds of chicken, should I increase the other ingredients?

  37. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    You can easily substitute cream of celery or onion for the mushroom. No problems.

  38. jay_20906

    I don’t like mushroom what can i use in its place?

  39. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Great tip, Lori! Thanks and Happy Crockin’, Y’all!

  40. Lori

    I have a variation of this recipe to cut back on sodium from the taco mix. I use 3 TBS of Lime Juice and 3 TBS of cili powder. The rest of recipe is the same. I do not have left overs unless I fix a double batch. We have rice with this and turn it into tacos with all of the trimming.

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  41. Kristin V.

    We try to stick to the “healthier” recipes on your site and this is by far our FAVORITE! We add a can of black beans and nix the sour cream, then serve over brown rice. SO good and SO easy! Great leftovers for the week too. Thank you ladies for all your tasty, HEALTHIER dishes!

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  42. Tabitha A.

    Made this last night and it was super yummy! I added two cups of corn.

    I have a rival stoneware crock pot and my dinner was cooked in 5 hours. Good thing I was home to shut it off!

    Served it over rice.

    I’m excited for my husband to try it and see if he likes it. Is going to be great for left overs!

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  43. Chelsea B.

    This is so good! I even made it twice in one week! My family enjoyed it very much!

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