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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!



  • 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


  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

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