Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 198.3
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.7 mg
  • Sodium: 598.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 29.3 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    4 - boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    2 C salsa (any variety)
    2 C chicken broth
    1 tsp garlic powder (more / less to taste)
    1 tsp cumin (more / less to taste)
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (more / less to taste)
    dash fresh ground pepper
    2 C rice
    sharp cheddar cheese
    sour cream


I use frozen chicken to keep the dish moist. You can use any variety of salsa and spices to your liking; you can also do this in the oven in a shorter amount of time. I just use the slow cooker while I'm at work to have a dinner ready when I get home. I've also used pre-mixed taco seasoning (one pouch) in a pinch.


Place chicken, 1 c broth and 1 c salsa in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 - 7 hours; use fork to shred chicken up a bit. Add rice, 1 C broth, 1 C salsa, and spices and cook for 30 - 60 minutes more until rice is tender. You can turn it up to high at this point if you'd like to speed it along. Serve with 1/4 of shredded cheddar cheese and 1 Tbsp reduced fat sour cream. Serve alone or with tortilla chips.

Serving Size: About 8 (1 cup) servings