This recipe is clutch to make during the day classes. I picked up the salsa from the on-campus convenience store, then picked up the chicken breasts at Walmart. I threw it all into a slow cooker, went to class, and seven hours later I had delicious chicken just waiting for me. Like magic.

You can turn these into tacos, make a chicken tortilla soup, or just eat it with beans and rice. Whatever option you choose, it’s an easy way to get your protein in a delicious way with minimal effort.

Two-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:6-8 hours
  • Total Time:6-8 hours, 5 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 1 lime (optional)
  • Pepper
  • Salt
Photo by Cassandra Bauer
  • Step 1

    Place chicken breasts inside the slow cooker.

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  • Step 2

    Pour in salsa and toss the chicken until thoroughly covered.

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  • Step 3

    Place lid on the cooker and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours.

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  • Step 4

    When cooked, use a fork to shred the chicken.

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  • Step 5

    Serve immediately with lime zest, garnish with fresh lime wedges.

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