Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken

74 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    4 h
  • Ready In

    4 h 15 m
Recipe by  shmeya

“I sometimes chop up a chipotle pepper and throw it in with some adobo sauce for a twist. I don't measure spices, so my measurements are conservative.”

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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  1. Arrange the chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker, and pour in the salsa and tomato sauce. Add the garlic and onion, and sprinkle in the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Set the cooker on Low, and cook until the chicken is very tender, 4 to 5 hours. Shred the chicken with two forks for serving.

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Awesome & easy! I didn't have 4 hours so I cooked on high for a little over 2 hours, shredded it then cooked on low for another 20 minutes. Adults had on hoagies with melted moz on top. Kids loved with white rice on the side. Great for slow cooker Sunday :)



Followed recipe exactly and put it in my small slow cooker. So easy and it makes a tasty, filling dinner. I shredded the chicken and put it in tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream.***Had about 1/2 left after first meal. Made a Chicken Taco Soup the next night by adding leftovers to 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, one can blended, 1 can whole kernel corn, 1 can kidney beans, and 1-2 T. of Taco Seasoning I from this site. Delicious repurposed recipe!

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I flipped out a bit when I realized I had NO tomato sauce in my pantry. Whoops. I did have V-8 so I used that instead. I also threw in a handful of fresh cilantro. This smells AMAZING, a lot like the salsa chicken I make on a regular basis. I can only assume we'll love it just like we do salsa chicken. I plan on spooning the sauce over mexican rice and I've made homemade refried beans to go with it. Can't WAIT for dinner. NOTE: I was able to make this in my "Lil' Dipper" crockpot which saved me on counter space and it cooked it perfectly. Cutting the breasts each in half filled up the crockpot 3/4's of the way through so I didn't need to worry about burning my ingredients.

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Amount Per Serving (3 total)

  • Calories
  • 152 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 24.4 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 521 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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