An easy slow cooker salsa chicken recipe – perfect for meal prep and busy weeknights!
Don’t drain off any of the salsa after chicken is cooked – the chicken will absorb most of the liquid as it’s shredded, and any extra liquid will help keep the chicken moist (especially if you’re storing it in the fridge for awhile).
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are easy to use in this recipe, but if you want a little more flavor from the meat itself, look for some bone-in cuts of chicken. I’ll often use a few boneless, skinless breast pieces and then add a thigh or drumstick cut for extra flavor.
If you want to leave this in the slow cooker all day while you’re at work (~8 hours) I recommend doubling the recipe – too long in a large slow cooker can dry the chicken out, so if you need to leave it for a longer time give it some extra chicken to cook so you can avoid some of that dryness!