The crockpot is one of the best frugal cooking devices I know! This quick, easy and cheap 4 ingredient recipe for Salsa Chicken will have the house smelling fantastic by suppertime with barely any effort at all.
Crockpot Salsa Chicken
4 Chicken Breasts
2 Jars of Salsa
1C Black Beans
Layer ingredients in Crockpot & cook on low 6-8 hrs.
Remove meat, shred and return to the sauce.
Serve on tortillas with fixings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa etc)
Bake in the oven at 350 for about 1 hr instead of using the crockpot.
Don’t shred & serve on tortillas, but serve as chicken breasts.
Serve over noodles or rice.
Use other parts of the chicken. Remember that leaving skin on increases the ending fat content.
Use “Rotel” style tomatoes in place of the salsa, or use 1 jar salsa and 1 jar crushed tomatoes.
Spice it up with Spicy Salsa, a dash (or 2 or 3) of Tabasco or a package of Taco Seasoning.
Use “mexican” style corn-or leave it out all together
Use any type of cooked bean.
Add 8 oz of Cream Cheese or 1C sour cream to the sauce right before serving for a “creamy” version.
thanks for the recipes! i have chicken breasts in the freezer that i bought on special so this is the perfect recipe for them!
I’ve been looking for another Chicken Crockpot Recipe! Thanks!!!
I use this recipe from Stephanie all the time! I love your variation ideas, though. We usually can make this last a few nights.
– Eat over rice with cheese & sour cream
– Use as taco filling (hard or soft shells) with “the fixin’s”
– Put on top of a bed of lettuce, top with salsa/sour cream “dressing” and eat with corn chips. Taco Salad!
I tried the “creamy” version and I am just not a fan. Something about the texture, I think…
Thank you very much for the recipes. Ought to be very tasty.
Thanks a bunch for this recipe. I can’t wait to try it. I’m always in desperate need of good, EASY recipes. Don’t know what I’d do without my crock pot!
Yummy. My hubby makes something similar, I’ll have to share this with him.
Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it last night, and it was so delicious. The chicken was so moist and flavorful. I love that this is so diverse and can be eaten so many different ways. I ate mine on a tortilla, my husband had his over tortilla chips. I would also love to try it over rice. Thanks again!!!!
Jenn @ Frugal Upstate says
I am so glad that you all have enjoyed this recipe so much. It meets my requirements-frugal, quick, easy & tasty!
Absolutely delicious! This is a must keep and so very easy! Thank you!
Jenn @ Frugal Upstate says
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I just love it when a recipe is simple, inexpensive and delicious.