Dinner, Food, Lunch

CROCKPOT SALSA CHICKEN THIGHS

Who else in San Diego is LOVING this rainy fall weather? I sure am! Seriously I’m writing this post in a scarf, sweater, big socks and boots sipping a skinny vanilla latte form a Christmas Starbucks cup. Life is good.

Cold weather and crockpots go hand in hand so the second it finally got cool I knew I had to share this recipe for crockpot salsa chicken with you all. I make this at least once a week for my Taco “Salad” Tuesday tradition and love having the extra chicken for the rest of the week.

Typically chicken in the crockpot gets dry and nasty really quick but I promise you if you use the thigh meat it will be so moist and flavorful. Feel free in this recipe to leave out the spice and veggies and just do the chicken and salsa when I’m feeling lazy I do it this way and it still turns out great.

Use this delicious shredded chicken for burrito filling, on top of a healthy salad, make a burrito bowl or just eat it out of the crockpot like I do sometimes.

Recipes are now printable so enjoy!


salsa chicken
CROCKPOT SALSA CHICKEN THIGHS
Print Recipe
The easiest way to make moist and flavorful salsa chicken thighs for burritos, salads, tacos, burrito bowls or just to enjoy by itself.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
4-5 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
4-5 hours
salsa chicken
CROCKPOT SALSA CHICKEN THIGHS
Print Recipe
The easiest way to make moist and flavorful salsa chicken thighs for burritos, salads, tacos, burrito bowls or just to enjoy by itself.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
4-5 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
4-5 hours
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Chop onion and peppers and place in the bottom of a crockpot
  2. Place chicken thighs on top of the onion and peppers
  3. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, cumin and cayenne pepper onto chicken thighs
  4. Cover the spiced chicken with about half of the jar of salsa
  5. Turn crockpot to high and cook for 4-5 hours or until chicken easily shreds with a fork
  6. When chicken easily shreds with a fork drain the liquid from the crockpot. The vegetables release a lot of water and nobody wants runny salsa chicken
  7. Shred chicken and mix with the onion and peppers. Seriously, your house should be smelling AMAZING right now!
  8. Add the other half of the salsa to your shredded chicken, mix around and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  9. Use this delicious shredded chicken for burrito filling, on top of a healthy salad, make a burrito bowl or just eat it out of the crockpot like I do sometimes.
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4 Comments

  • Reply Bryce November 5, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I loved this recipe!!!! A definite must try this fall.

    • Reply Diana Becker November 5, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Did you know today is Men Make Dinner Day? This is easy enough you could make this 🙂

  • Reply Susan Becker November 6, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Our favorite dinner! I love how simple it is, yet it’s so delicious!!!

    • Reply Diana November 6, 2015 at 8:33 am

      I’m so glad you guys are loving it so much! It’s so easy, healthy and delicious!

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