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Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

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



Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 5 hrs

Serves: 6

Lacey Houseman, 29, Thomaston, Ga.   "I like to toss this together before I leave the house, and a few hours later, dinner is ready."


  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 224
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 31 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 126 mg
  • sodium 698 mg

How to Make It

  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.