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Salsa Chicken Bowl

Nancy Johnson Horn, The Mama Maven Blog
Chicken cooked in salsa, layered with rice, cheese (optional), kale, salsa, and sour cream.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Mexican


  • For Chicken:
  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 2 jars salsa
  • For Salsa Chicken Bowl
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 avocado
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream optional
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese optional


  • Prep for Chicken: Combine a whole chicken (take out the insides) and two regular sized jars of salsa. I used mild, pick your favorite strength. If you can use freshly made salsa, it will taste even better. Place whole chicken in your slow cooker and literally pour the salsa on top. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8.
  • Shred chicken after cooking, do not keep liquid. Add more salsa to keep moist.
  • When chicken has cooled somewhat, you can layer brown rice or noodles, add chicken, more salsa, avocado, black beans, corn, and top with sour cream.
  • You can can also take the chicken and put everything in a whole wheat tortilla and roll up.