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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken for Burrito Bowls

Make a delicious Mexican inspired meal while you do other things! This salsa chicken is so full of flavor and makes the best burrito bowls. Dinner is served!    

burrito bowl consisting of rice toped with salsa chicken, avocado, sour cream, salsa and more


     Everybody needs a couple of really simple to make really big on flavor recipes in their box of tricks.  This is a simple dump and go slow cooker recipe that results in a delicious dinner. Come home, make some rice and you have burrito bowls in no time! You could also use tortillas to make fun tacos or burritos!


       Flavorful easy dinners are always in high demand. Making a yummy recipe in the slow cooker is not only simple but you have the benefit of knowing you are coming home to something tasty.

    Salsa chicken is a perfect example of that. Just load up the slow cooker in the morning and go about your day.

    While you are doing your thing, the chicken is getting tender. The beans, corn, salsa and seasonings blend into the perfect meal.

slow cooker filled with salsa chicken ingredients ready to cook



    It is fabulous served over cilantro lime rice or Mexican rice as burrito bowls. Just pile it on top of the rice and top with sour cream, cheese, guacamole or more salsa if you want.

    Alternatively, stir a little rice in and load it up in a tortilla. It makes a fabulous burrito as well.

    This has to be one of the recipes we make the most at our house. So it is shocking I haven't revisited the post to share it with you again.

shredded salsa chicken getting cilantro stirred in and ready to eat



    I did share an instant pot salsa chicken recipe, but I know there are still a lot of crock pot lovers out there.

    So I wanted to make sure my slow cooker slayers haven't forgotten about this gem. It had some new pictures and a little video too.

    Of course you don't really need it. This recipe is as simple as can be.

    I sure hope you give it a try and see for yourself!

plate of Mexican rice piled high with salsa chicken


Bonus recipe for easy Mexican rice in the Instant Pot


If you are looking for a super simple way to make a yummy version of Mexican rice, you are in the right place. This recipe only takes 3 ingredients and one of the is water!

This is a great side dish for enchiladas, tacos or chimichangas.  It is also a great base for burrito bowls topped with the salsa chicken!
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup salsa
  1. Put water, rice and salsa in instant pot. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
  2. Let pressure naturally release for at least 5 minutes, then release the pressure.
  3. Fluff with a fork and serve. 
 thumbnail for youtube video

Original post from 2015


    This week has been really busy.  I knew I had a lot of travel on the calendar, so I wanted to have a few things that were quick to throw together.

    Then my cousin, Sarah, posted her make ahead slow cooker meals for the week on Facebook and I figured I would take the opportunity to follow along. This may be a new favorite.



    All you have to do is throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it go.  When you are ready to eat, shred the chicken, stir in some cilantro and make some cilantro rice.  Yum!

     Simple dump and go slow cooker recipes like this are always great for busy weekdays. There is nothing like coming home to having dinner mostly ready.

     You can make it with dry black beans if you have them. Otherwise it is great with a couple of cans of beans as well.  
      Just make sure to adjust the water accordingly. The recipe as written is for dry beans but the canned beans adjustments are in the notes.

     No matter how you make it, just promise yourself you'll give it a go. It's flavorful and easy!

burrito bowl with mexican rice, salsa chicken, avocado and sour cream by crock pot



slow cooker chicken recipe, burrito bowls, crock pot salsa chicken
dinner
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How to Make Salsa Chicken in a Slow Cookerhttps://youtu.be/-MglhXhh6lkThis super simple salsa chicken cooks while you go about your day. Dinner is ready when you are! It is great for burrito bowls or in a tortilla for actual burritos. Either way it is flavorful and easy!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bNqg04uQbHc/X7ZIYxg5MLI/AAAAAAABDQU/WHf-nWe7uQkExk2s-pqeLBnyfePLjg9oQCNcBGAsYHQ/w400-h225/salsa%2Bchicken%2Bthumbnail.jpg2020-11-19
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken for Burrito Bowls

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken for Burrito Bowls

Make a delicious Mexican inspired meal while you do other things! This salsa chicken is so full of flavor and makes the best burrito bowls. Dinner is served!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 7 HourTotal time: 7 H & 5 M

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Chicken Breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups dried black beans*
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • cilantro to taste

Instructions

  1. Place black beans in the bottom of slow cooker. Add beans, corn, salsa, taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine. Add chicken breasts.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Using forks, shred chicken and stir in cilantro.
  4. Serve over rice and top with your favorite toppings. We like guacamole, a little more salsa, sour cream, cilantro and cheese.

Notes:

*You can use 2 cans of black beans and cut the water to 3/4 cup if you'd like

Calories

264.90

Fat (grams)

2.86

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.75

Carbs (grams)

33.73

Fiber (grams)

7.39

Net carbs

26.34

Sugar (grams)

3.88

Protein (grams)

27.16

Sodium (milligrams)

331.41

Cholesterol (grams)

48.19
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Everybody needs a couple of really simple to make really big on flavor recipes in their box of tricks.  This is a simple dump and go slow cooker recipe that results in a delicious dinner. Come home, make some rice and you have burrito bowls in no time! You could also use tortillas to make fun tacos or burritos!

Shared at The Weekend Potluck

17 comments:

  1. This looks yummy! Something my family would really like. I love that it uses dried black beans and that it's an easy slow cooker meal. Have a great day!
    Jessica @ www.togetherasfamily.com

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    1. I love using dry beans when I can. And black beans are prefect for the slow cooker! It makes for a really affordable and filling meal! I hope you have a great day as well!

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  2. This is a great idea for when you are gone all day. It cooks 6-8 hours, that is perfect. Especially if you make the rice the night before and warm it up, dinner could be on the table in a few minutes! Awesome.

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    1. And it is really good left over too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I love spicy foods!! Yummy! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love having you!! Pinned!!

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    1. Thanks for hosting! This one is definitely a favorite at our house!

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  4. Yum-O! I bet this dish smells as good as it looks! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/05/14/home-matters-linky-party-37/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. It is a really good one, that is for sure! Thanks for hosting!

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  5. I was looking up burrito bowl recipes for when Chloe comes home. This looks perfect!

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    1. We really enjoyed it! I think she will like it as well!

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  6. Hi again, Carlee! I just wanted to stop by and check this recipe out - a must have for busy winter days! Thanks for bringing this by to our Throwback Thursday Link Party - I'll be pinning this to our board, too, and Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much! I need to make another batch of this soon!

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  7. I make this exact same things but omit the corn. My fam loves corn but not in there salsa, lol. We just love it in rice bowls. Happy Weekend!

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  8. This is my kind of easy and delicious dinner! I love making burritos and burrito bowls and letting everyone customize them to their liking with toppings.

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  9. This slow cooker salsa chicken looks so good Carlee. I am going to make this for my family. Thanks for the recipe. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.

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