This Crock Pot Salsa Chicken is the best set it and forget it meal! Tender shredded chicken is combined with taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and garlic for a flavor packed easy dinner recipe that is perfect for keto meal prep!
Crock Pot Salsa Chicken
I am such a huge fan of my Crock Pot. It can cook just about anything! Candy, sandwiches, pork, soup, chili and even cocoa can all be prepared with it! Talk about an appliance that’s pulling its weight. So when we were craving Mexican the other day, I knew I didn’t want to heat up the house by using the stove or oven. So I broke out my trusty slow cooker and made this Crock Pot Salsa Chicken!
My Crock Pot Salsa Chicken features tender chicken breasts that are seasoned with taco seasoning, your favorite enchilada sauce, spicy salsa and tangy garlic! This meal delivers on flavor while keeping your carb count low- a generous serving is around 4 net carbs! You can use this recipe in a low carb tortilla, in tacos, quesadillas or burritos. This keto Mexican recipe feeds a crowd, so it’s perfect for nights where everyone comes together- you don’t have to be preparing the meal, because the crock pot does it all for you!
This keto chicken recipe couldn’t be any easier. Just add your ingredients to your crock pot and walk away. That’s it! The only prep work you’ll need to do is chop an onion! This is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. Start it while you’re at work and come home to a hot meal with almost no effort! This would also be great for keto meal prep- make it over the weekend and you’ve got a low carb lunch all week!
Ingredients in this low carb chicken recipe
As always, here is a quick overview of the ingredients used in our Crock Pot Salsa Chicken. For the complete recipe, just scroll to the bottom of the page.
- Chicken- fresh or frozen
- Onion, garlic
- Taco seasoning
- Enchilada sauce
- Salsa- if you want to make your own, try this Roasted Tomatillo Salsa!
How do I make this keto Mexican recipe?
First, spray your crock pot with cooking spray (or use a liner). Add your chicken and top with onion, garlic, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and salsa. Cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. After cooking, remove and shred. Return back to the slow cooker and coat the chicken in the sauce. That’s it! Your easy weeknight dinner is ready!
Can I make this Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot?
You sure can! For the Instant Pot, add all of your ingredients and cook on high for 12 minutes. Allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes before shredding.
Can you put frozen chicken in the crock pot?
Yes, you can. I used fresh chicken in this recipe, but frozen would also work fine.
How long to cook chicken breasts in crock pot
This depends on what you put the temperature setting to. If you’re starting this recipe in the morning for dinner that night, I would cook for 8 hours on the low setting. If you don’t have as much time, set your crock pot to high and cook for 4 hours.
Is this recipe good for chicken meal prep?
Absolutely! This recipe is fantastic for keto meal prepping. This makes a large amount of chicken, so once it’s done, just divide into your meal prep containers and you’re good to go.
How to serve this low carb chicken recipe
The possibilities with this Salsa Chicken are endless. Serve in a Burrito Bowl, use it in a Taco Soup, have a fun family dinner with a Chicken Taco Board, serve over Keto Nachos, make a Keto Taco Casserole, use in quesadillas with a cheese wrap or in tacos with a low carb tortilla! Why not enjoy with a keto cocktail? Try this Keto Classic Margarita, Paloma, Spicy Watermelon Margarita or a Mango Margarita! Each of these cocktails is low carb and keto!
More keto Mexican recipes
- Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos
- Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken Skillet
- Keto Taco Casserole
- 2 pounds chicken breast
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
- 1 cup enchilada sauce
- 1 cup salsa
- Spray the bottom of a slow cooker with cooking oil. Place the chicken, onion, garlic, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and salsa in a slow cooker. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for up to 8 hours, or high for 4 hours.
- When cooked through, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred. Add back to the slow cooker and toss to coat. Top with shredded cheese, green onions, jalapenos or tomatoes if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 5.8gNet Carbohydrates: 4.3gFiber: 1.5gSugar: 2.8gProtein: 26g