Island Slow Cooker Chicken

Island Slow Cooker Chicken

3-ingrediant Island Slow Cooker Chicken is a simple meal the whole family will love. Store-bought mango pineapple salsa, and just a few spices, turns this chicken into a super flavorful dish. It’s versatile and the leftovers are just as good!

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At the end of each week I start thinking about meals I want to prepare for the following week ahead. I typically have 1 or 2 evenings with little to no time to make dinner. Slow-Cooker meals are easy and require little effort so they’re perfect for days like this.

If you’ve ever been to a Trader Joe’s you know how great their products are. I happened upon this Mango Pineapple and Red Jalapeno Salsa (affiliate link) and fell in love with the flavors! I snagged a couple more jars and decided to create an easy slow-cooker meal.

Island Slow Cooker Chicken takes under 5 minutes to put together and only 3-ingredients. My family was so impressed by the flavor and loved every bite, we had it again two weeks later!



4-Ways To Serve Island Slow Cooker Chicken:

  1. Over rice– any kind of rice, quinoa, or couscous is great.
  2. Tacos- shred chicken and use in soft or crunchy tacos (this is my favorite).
  3. Quesadillas– shred chicken and add cheese and rice between 2 tortillas (this is my daughters favorite).
  4. Over potatoes– mashed potatoes, sweet or russet, both are delicious.

Will Any Salsa Work?

If you’re keeping with the “island” theme, any sweet salsa with mangos and/or pineapple will work just fine. You can also use any kind of savory tomato base salsa. Whichever you choose, be sure to buy the mild or medium heat as it becomes spicier as it cooks.

Use White Or Dark Meat Chicken.

I love using boneless skinless chicken thighs in general because they have more flavor. If you prefer chicken breasts, use those instead or a combination of both!



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Island Slow Cooker Chicken

This simple 3-ingrediant Island Slow Cooker Chicken is a meal the whole family will love. Store-bought mango pineapple salsa, and just a few spices, turns this chicken into a super flavorful dish. It's versatile and the leftovers are just as good!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins
Course Dinner, Supper
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 368 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 6 Qt Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs and/or breasts I use about 5-6 medium chicken thighs
  • 12 oz jar mango pineapple salsa I use island salsa from Trader Joe's
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions
 

  • Add half of the salsa to the bottom of the slow cooker and spread evenly. Mix spices together in a small dish. Place chicken on top of salsa and sprinkle with seasoning. Add the remaining salsa on top of chicken and add 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 7-8.

Notes

4-Ways To Serve Slow Cooker Chicken-
  • Over rice– any kind of rice, quinoa, or couscous is great.
  • Tacos- shred chicken and use in soft or crunchy tacos (this is my favorite).
  • Quesadillas– shred chicken and add cheese and rice between 2 tortillas (this is my daughters favorite).
  • Over potatoes– mashed potatoes, sweet or russet, both are delicious.
 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Keyword Chicken, Crock pot, Mangos, Pineapple, Salsa chicken, slow cooker, Spices

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