The Amazing Slow Cooker Cheesy Salsa Chicken

This easy four-ingredient slow-cooker meal preps in minutes and tastes like the spicy, comforting, delicious Mexican food you love.


  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ medium salsa OR Muir Glen™ organic medium salsa
  • 1 1/2 lbs uncooked chicken breast, diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups Mexican-style cheese
  • 2 cups cooked Mexican rice
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (Optional)


  1. Begin by gathering your ingredients.
  2. Pour salsa in the bottom of 3-4 quart slow cooker. Place chicken breast on top and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Place lid on slow cooker and cook, covered, for 3-5 hours on high or for 4-6 hours on low.
  3. Thirty minutes before serving, open slow cooker and sprinkle cheese over the chicken.
  4. Cover tightly and cook for an additional 30 minutes with the slow cooker on high, until the cheese is melty and the salsa is bubbling. (Note: Keep the lid tightly sealed to keep the cheese from drying out or overcooking.)
  5. Serve chicken over rice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.