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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 4

This easy four-ingredient slow-cooker meal preps in minutes and tastes like the spicy, comforting, delicious Mexican food you love. MORE + LESS -

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
April 12, 2017


can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ medium salsa OR Muir Glen™ organic medium salsa
1 1/2
lbs uncooked chicken breast, diced
Salt, to taste
cups Mexican-style cheese
cups cooked Mexican rice
Fresh cilantro for garnish (Optional)


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  • 1
    Begin by gathering your ingredients.
  • 2
    Pour salsa in the bottom of 3-4 quart slow cooker. Place chicken breast on top and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Place lid on slow cooker and cook, covered, for 3-5 hours on high or for 4-6 hours on low.
  • 3
    Thirty minutes before serving, open slow cooker and sprinkle cheese over the chicken.
  • 4
    Cover tightly and cook for an additional 30 minutes with the slow cooker on high, until the cheese is melty and the salsa is bubbling. (Note: Keep the lid tightly sealed to keep the cheese from drying out or overcooking.)
  • 5
    Serve chicken over rice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

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More About This Recipe
  • Let your slow cooker do the work with this super quick and easy cheesy chicken dinner smothered in salsa. Three ingredients. Crazy cheesy. And salsa. This is a chicken dinner that makes itself – in your slow cooker! I’ve got a mad crush lately on three-ingredient dinners. They sound like such an impossible thing – seems like most cookbooks make meals look like a 12-ingredient list of shenanigans is required even for basic recipes. Alas. This lil' darling takes just three ingredients: Salsa. Chicken. Cheese. We love you. Enjoy!

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