Amazing 5-ingredient slow-cooker salsa chicken

This recipe couldn’t be easier and is completely delicious- prep time less than 5 minutes! 

This recipe uses shop bought salsa to make a really delicious slow-cooked shredded chicken and black-bean Mexican style dish. I had little faith that putting 5 ingredients into the slow cooker would make something that I’d want to do again, but thought I’d give it a try and it was worth the experiment. Just stick in the slow-cooker in the morning and come home to a completely yummy dinner! I’ve based the syn values in this dish on the salsa I used, which was the Dorito’s hot salsa- but please check the syns in the salsa that you are using yourself!


My Recipe

Serves: 4
Syns: 1 (depends on salsa)
Healthy Extra:


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 x 300g pot salsa (try to get lowest syn one you can!)
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes


  1. Mix together the salsa, chopped tomatoes and chilli flakes and pop into the slow-cooker pot
  2. Immerse the chicken breasts in the mixture
  3. Cook on low for 10-12 hours, or high for 6 hours
  4. 30 minutes before end of cooking time add the black beans
  5. Shred the chicken and serve!

Additional Info

If you don't want to use shop-bought salsa, there's a very nice chicken and black bean recipe in the index which is made from scratch. Serve with lime, rice and shredded lettuce.

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