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Salsa Chicken Rice Bowls

A simple and delightful crockpot meal perfect for a no-fuss summer dinner, featuring tender salsa-infused chicken served over rice with your choice of toppings.

  • Total Time: 6-8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup jarred or homemade salsa verde
1 cup jarred or homemade salsa
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro rice or plain steamed rice for serving
Shredded lettuce, for garnish
Diced tomatoes, for garnish
Sour cream, for garnish


Place the chicken breast halves in the crockpot.
Pour the salsa verde and salsa over the chicken in the crockpot.
Season with ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until the chicken is tender and fully cooked.
Once the chicken is cooked, use a fork to shred the meat into thin strands directly in the crockpot.
Keep the shredded chicken and sauce warm in the crockpot by setting it to the warm function.
Prepare individual serving bowls with a base of cilantro rice or plain steamed rice.
Layer the shredded salsa chicken over the rice in the bowls.
Garnish each rice bowl with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and a dollop of sour cream, or any other preferred toppings.


You can customize the toppings according to your taste preferences or dietary needs.
The cooked salsa chicken freezes well for future use in various Tex-Mex dishes.

  • Author: 9
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: Estimated 500 kcal
  • Sugar: Estimated 5g
  • Sodium: Estimated 800mg
  • Fat: Estimated 15g
  • Saturated Fat: Estimated 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: Estimated 50g
  • Fiber: Estimated 3g
  • Protein: Estimated 40g
  • Cholesterol: Estimated 100mg

Keywords: Salsa Chicken Rice Bowls, Crockpot Meal, Summer Dinner, Tex-Mex, , ,