How do you make chicken salsa chili
Chicken Salsa Chili may be the easiest soup/chili you make. It’s one of those slow cooker recipes that doesn’t require you to do anything at the start but dump in your ingredients.
Step 1: Add two chicken breasts to the slow cooker and top with half of the fresh salsa some water and seasonings. Cook for 6 hours on low.
Step 2: After 6 hours, shred the chicken with a fork and return it to the slow cooker.
Step 3: Sauté some green peppers, corn and a jalapeño to soften them a bit and add to the slow cooker along with the rest of the fresh salsa and a little cream cheese. Cook for 30 more minutes, top with pepper-jack cheese and serve.
The textures and flavor are wonderful and it couldn’t be easier. If on the other hand, you want to spend more time in the kitchen, try some Short Rib Chili. I love having both on hand in my freezer this time of year, that way if you’re watching the games this weekend, you don’t have to miss a single play.
More Slow Cooker Recipes
- Coq au Vin
- Slow Cooker Ribs
- Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled Chicken
- Slow Cooker Beef Tacos
- Pablano chicken chili
Still in the mood for chili or soup, try some of these recipes
- Zesty chicken soup is great with pull-a-part bread
- Try a broth based soup mushrooms and sausage
- Chicken chili is a great choice if you are looking for a healthy option
- Try making some in an instant pot and serve it with skillet cornbread
- Make chicken orzo soup for some comfort food
If you make Chicken Salsa Chili, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! I would love to see your creation.
Adapted from Pinch of Yum
Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe
- 2 chicken breasts skinless, 1 lb
- 3 cups fresh salsa divided
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 bell peppers diced
- 2 cups fresh/frozen corn 2-3 ears
- 1 jalapeno seeds removed, diced
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces pepper jack cheese 2 cups
- Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Top with 1 ½ cups salsa, 1 ½ cups water, cumin, chili powder and salt. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. When done, use 2 forks to shred the chicken and return it to the slow cooker.
- Once the chicken is done, place olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add bell peppers and let cook without stirring for 2-3 minutes, turn and continue to cook until slightly softened. Remove and do the same with the corn and jalapeño. Add all to the slow cooker with remaining salsa, cream cheese and 1 cup of water. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes until the cheese has melted. Top with pepper jack cheese prior to serving.
Barbara's Tips + Notes
- Slice up some avocados to go with your soup and stir in diced pieces.
- You can serve this over some naan bread for a delicious topping to a heartier bread.
- Add a side of Mexican rice to this meal and you'll enjoy a full meal.