Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner Ideas for Families

This is absolutely my go-to easiest family dinner recipe.  It takes less than 3 minutes to get it into the slow cooker and is very forgiving on how long you leave it to cook. Once this slow cooker chicken recipe is complete, it is easy to make a variety of meals.  If you are sitting down for dinner tonight, you might want to check out our family dinner games.

Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner Ideas for Families. 2 Ingredients + 3 Minutes = 3 Dinners
Let’s make slow cooker chicken recipe for dinner!

let’s make 2-ingredient slow cooker chicken recipe

The best part of this recipe is it is very simple and needs 2 ingredients only. You won’t even need to print this one out!

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2- ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken ingredients

  • Small package of fresh salsa  or pico de gallo {12-16 oz}
  • 3 chicken breasts

That is the basic ratio I use.  I have doubled and tripled this recipe in the same crock pot {I have a big one}.  This is also a great place to use 1/2 used jars of salsa or combine whatever you have on hand.  My favorite is the standard fresh salsa I find at my grocery store, but I have used canned versions I get at large discount stores for a large recipe including a very delicious mango salsa variety.

instructions to make 2-ingredient slow cooker chicken

Step 1

Place salsa in the slow cooker for the day at low or for the afternoon at high.

Step 2

If the salsa you are using isn’t very juicy or you are using pico de gallo, add some water to cover the bottom of the slow cooker about 1/2 inches deep.

I usually use mild or medium heat salsa because that is what my kids prefer.

Yield: 3 servings

Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner Ideas for Families

Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner Recipe for Families

This slow cooker chicken dinner ideas are easy and quick to make, especially on busy days. All you need are two ingredients for 3 varieties for dinner.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • Small package of fresh salsa or pico de gallo {12-16 oz}
  • 3 chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. Place salsa in the slow cooker for the day at low or for the afternoon at high.
  2. If the salsa you are using isn’t very juicy or you are using pico de gallo, add some water to cover the bottom of the slow cooker about 1/2 inches deep.

Notes

There are several ways we regularly use this recipe for dinner:

  1. Simple chicken breast with salsa
  2. Shredded chicken tacos
  3. Chicken nachos

how to serve Slow Cooker Chicken

There are several ways we regularly use this recipe for dinner:

  • Simple chicken breast with salsa

This is the easiest because I just pull the chicken out of the crock pot and straight to the plate. It tastes great with a rice or potato side dish.

  • Shredded chicken tacos

I use a fork to shred the chicken and then top with the salsa from the slow cooker. Top the tacos with all your favorite taco accessories.

  • Chicken nachos

This is super simple too. I top the tortilla chips with chunks of chicken or chicken shreds with the salsa, cheese and a jalapeno slice and put in oven or toaster oven at 350 degrees for about 4 minutes until the cheese melts.

Obviously, there are a ton of other ways to use it like in quesadillas or any other chicken-y way.

Have you tried these recipes? Tell us your favorite slow cooker chicken dinner!

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