Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Quite possibly the best slow cooker chicken ever. Seriously, ever.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - cup(s) red salsa
  • 2 - Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 - cup(s) sour cream**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded cheese**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker and pour the red salsa and taco seasoning over and around the chicken. (Note: Do not add the sour cream before slow cooking.)
  2. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. With 30 minutes, left in the cooking cycle, stir in the sour cream and let finish cooking. Once finished cooking, add the shredded cheese on top and let melt. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook the rice as directed.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken with shredded cheese garnish over rice with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

    • 4 boneless chicken breasts
    • 1 cup red salsa
    • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
    • Do NOT add the sour cream or shredded cheese before freezing.

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Stir in the sour cream at the end of the cooking cycle as directed. Top with shredded cheese, once finished cooking.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. With 30 minutes remaining in cooking cycle, stir in the sour cream. Once cooked, top with shredded cheese and let melt.
    Serve over rice with salad.

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