Chipotle Creamy Salsa Chicken

Chipotle Creamy Salsa Chicken couldn’t be easier to make, or more addicting to eat! This crock pot chicken recipe is ideal for meal prepping!

Slow cooker recipes are always a life saver! Some of our other favorites are this classic, dry rub Pulled Pork Recipe which is another meal prepping win. We even make wings in our crock pots, just check out these Sweet Chili Chicken Wings that are super tender but also don’t fall right off the bone!

Crock pot salsa chicken in taco shells on black plate

Winner Winner Crock Pot Dinner!

So you take one look at these tacos and think, no way this is a crock pot chicken recipe! Slow cooker chicken recipes are golden, but sometimes they kind of all taste the same. This Chipotle Creamy Salsa Chicken isn’t going to let you down. It has such an amazing flavor from chipotle peppers and cream cheese, you’re going to be eating right out of the crock pot.

Also, yes, please do! This salsa chicken is a really low carb recipe on it’s own. Add some sour cream, grated cheddar cheese and scallions and you’ve got yourself a delicious, low carb meal.

How To Make Chipotle Creamy Salsa Chicken

This slow cooker chicken couldn’t be easier to make. Just ad everything to a slow cooker or crock pot, turn on and walk away. You can cook this easy chicken recipe on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

When it’s done, remove the chicken to a board and shred it with forks. Add the shredded chicken back to the crock pot and mix into the sauce.

shredded chicken in chipotle cream sauce

This is where you just start taking one of those forks and diving into this creamy chipotle chicken. I’m telling you guys this recipe is so spot on perfect, I know we’re going to be adding it to our permanent dinner rotation.

Do I Have To Use The Chipotle Peppers In This Recipe?

100 percent yes. Never cooked with chipotle peppers before? Do NOT leave them out. There are plenty of recipes out these for salsa chicken, slow cooker salsa chicken or crock pot salsa chicken.

They are not even close to being as good as this one is. The chipotle peppers add such a delicious, mild, smokey heat that you really can’t duplicate. What you can do is add more or less chipotle peppers if you don’t want the spice. Even with 4 peppers in this recipe it’s not that spicy at all.

But you can cut back and start off with 2 peppers if you’re really not into any type of heat. You can always add another pepper or two at the end.

salsa chicken in crock pot

Different Ways To Use This Chipotle Creamy Salsa Chicken

Like we mentioned before, eat this salsa chicken as is with a few toppings for a low carb dinner. Or lunch, or snack, I’m telling you guys you won’t be able to stop eating this stuff.

There’s also a lot of other ways we serve this chicken, too!

  • A filling for burritos
  • Pile onto buns for sandwiches
  • Stuff inside a baked potato
  • Use as a topping for nachos
  • Make rice bowl with rice, beans and avocados (or use cauliflower rice)

taco shells with creamy salsa chicken filling on black plate

Our favorite way to serve this chicken is to use it as a taco filling. Not only is this salsa chicken a breeze to make but the rest of your dinner is too! Just set out taco shells, some fresh pico de gallo and all your favorite taco toppings!

Pico de gallo is a great topping for this creamy chicken because the fresh tomatoes and onions cut through the creaminess of the chicken – it’s just perfect. And of course cilantro if you choose…if you’re not on team cilantro then of course just leave it off.

creamy salsa chicken on black plate in taco shells

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Chipotle Creamy Salsa Chicken

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This creamy crock pot chicken is so addicting, you won’t be able to stop eating it! Just a slight, mild heat from chipotle peppers makes this salsa chicken recipe stand out from the rest!

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins
  • 15.5 ounce jar salsa
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 24 chipotle peppers with 1 -2 tablespoons of sauce from can *see note

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker. Set to high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place into a large bowl or on a board. Shred the chicken with 2 forks and then return to the crock pot with the sauce. Stir the chicken into the sauce and serve.

Recipe Notes

Add 2 chipotle peppers and 1 tablespoon of the sauce if you want the chicken to be less spicy. Adding 4 peppers and 2 tablespoons of sauce isn’t going to be very hot, but it will have a little kick! We use 4, just FYI and we think it’s perfect.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chicken recipes, easy chicken recipes, slow cooker recipes, crock pot recipes, low carb recipes, low carb chicken recipes, salsa chicken

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