Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
6 Hours
6 Servings

Get maximum Tex-Mex flavor when you cook chicken breast halves, onion and salsa in the slow cooker. Top the chicken with shredded cheese, and serve with beans, lettuce, tortillas, and additional salsa for an easy meal that involves less than 10 minutes of prep.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine broth, salsa and flour in a slow cooker, whisking to blend. Stir in onion, then arrange chicken in the pot, smooth side up. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

Step 2

Remove chicken-breast halves to a plate. Ladle sauce from pot into a blender and puree. Stir in sour cream. Return sauce and chicken to the pot. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Step 3

Arrange chicken on plates and top with shredded cheese. Serve with beans, lettuce, additional salsa and tortillas.

Ratings & Reviews

CrockPottery's Review

November 01, 2012
I like it really spicy so I added Habaneros to this recipe! it was sooo good. the Habs give it just the right level of spiciness for me. This was so easy to make, just like this Fiesta Chicken Recipe:

cmf221's Review

October 19, 2010
i made this with boneless chicken thighs and it was really tasty and moist. it definitely needs more salt & spice though.

kudzuqueen's Review

September 07, 2009
I am still struggling to find a crock pot recipe that I love, and had high hopes for this one, but I was not that impressed. It's easy and pretty good, but nothing noteworthy.

fabfoodie914's Review

March 02, 2010
This was a pretty good Mexican chicken dish for the crock pot. I did make a couple of changes that I think helped improve the dish. When the chicken was out of the pot I shredded it and put it back into the blended sauce. I also then added a can of black beans. We served it with tortillas, shredded cheese and lettuce. Everyone liked it including the kids which is a huge hit in my book (to please the kids), but I think it was still missing something...maybe a can of chiles would be the clencher next time. Overall I was pretty pleased with the end result.

Flipturntoo's Review

April 21, 2011
I took the advice of the previous reviews and added salt and pepper, cumin, fresh chopped jalepeno and chopped cilantro and it is delish!!! I also made with drumsticks instead.

klove10381's Review

June 24, 2009
Yummy! Really good and I will make it again! Our guys used a spicy cheese like Jack with peppers and the ladies used Mexican cheese. It was great rolled in a tortilla with cheese and sauce.

lucibee's Review

May 31, 2012
This turned out so yummy. I did make a few changes 16oz jar of mild salsa layer on bottom of pan topped with about six sliced carrots then layered with a roughly cut up and skinned chicken then topped with the rest of the salsa. Cooked on high for about 4 hours. WOW really good. Added some pre-cooked brown rice the next night and served with about a half can of northern white beans for a "gumbo" effect after removing bones from cooked chicken and chopping a slight bit. Tonight I will make a Mexican Strata adding re-fried beans and canned green chillies, and sour cream layered with corn and flour tortillas. Guess I didn't really follow the recipe real closely but it was sure yummy cooked this way and for the last incantation I will add a 16 oz bag of mixed veggies, the rest of the can of Northern white beans that I froze, with some veggie broth for a wonderful soup. There are only two of us so this recipe does go a very long way.

Vnmw121212's Review

November 07, 2011
We made tacos with the chicken. I cooked it for about 5hrs on low, with chicken thighs. Pulled the chicken out and disposed of the liquid it cooked in, tossed it into the food processor, then mixed in green salsa and some sour cream! Came out awesome! We also threw black beans in the tacos :)

baby2009's Review

May 31, 2013
I don't understand how everyone thought this was so yummy. Needs to be doctored up for me to make this again.

Chilburn1212's Review

July 20, 2011
make this all the time and my husband and i both love it! i always add cilantro to the crockpot, cumin and some crushed red pepper just to give it a little more spice and it always comes out great.