Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps



Lacey Houseman, 29, Thomaston, Ga.

"I like to toss this together before I leave the house, and a few hours later, dinner is ready."


Serves: 6

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 5 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 224
Fat 6 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 31 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 126 mg
Sodium 698 mg


2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
Salt and pepper
1 cup jarred salsa
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
Cooked rice or warmed tortillas, optional


1. Mist a slow cooker with cooking spray. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients except for optional rice or tortillas. Pour over chicken; turn to coat. Cover and cook on low until chicken is falling-apart tender, 3 to 5 hours.

2. Turn slow cooker to warm and, using two forks, shred chicken. Serve over rice or with warmed tortillas, if desired.

Lacey Houseman, Thomaston, Ga.,

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May 2014
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