Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Val Curtis

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This time of year is SO tricky around here. Ballet, baseball, and softball take over our schedules and we LOVE it. The trick is that we are out late almost every night and the kids come home ready to chew through somebody’s arm. Cue my Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken recipe.

An additional bonus? I am doing Weight Watchers and this is INCREDIBLY low in points. Simple. Healthy. Fast. This is constantly on my mind this time of year. WW is definitely working for me and I don’t want to compromise my success with quick, high-calorie meals. This works for me and I can easily add some calories in for my SUPER active kids and husband.

I am sold and this is GREAT for potlucks and having guests over. Even more, you can easily add two more chicken breasts and roll this into a 2-night dinner.

Salsa chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe

This is an easy weeknight slow cooker chicken recipe that can carry over into two nights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword gluten free, kid-friendly cooking, roll over dinners, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 3 cans of black beans we like Eden Organic
  • 2 containers of fresh salsa

Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado slices/guacamole
  • Tapatio
  • Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Olives

Instructions

  1. Open half a container of salsa and pour into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place 3 chicken breasts on top of salsa.
  3. Open and rinse 2 cans of black beans. Pour on top of chicken.
  4. Pour remainder of open salsa container on top.
  5. Place 2 chicken breasts.
  6. Open and rinse the second can of black beans. Pour on top of chicken.
  7. Open final container of salsa and pour on top.
  8. Add 1 cup of water. Pour over the top.
  9. Set on low for 8 hours.
  10. Pull chicken apart and serve with sour cream, cilantro, avocado slices, Tapatio, salsa, cheese

Recipe Notes

Serve with:

  • Tortillas
  • Rice bowl
  • Burritos
  • Tostadas

Weight Watchers Note: Filling, avocado slices and Tapatio wrapped in lettuce leaves for a Weight Watchers win! If you skip the avocados, this is a 2 point meal. I love taking some to work the next day for lunch. Protein punch and have a piece of fruit. Happy belly.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Potassium 418mg 12%
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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