5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken

Submitted to TCRA by Ashley

Recipe from the website Real Food Whole Life


Ashley says: "My favorite source of gluten free, dairy free and hassle free recipes is the Real Food Whole Life blog.  The 5 ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken is my favorite. I typically halve the recipe but use the recipe required amount of salsa and it makes it enough for two dinners for two people and a lunch. We’ll use it for tacos one night and rice or quinoa bowls another night piled with extra veggies. It’s really tasty, satisfying and couldn’t be easier to make."


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1-2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 medium bell pepper (red, yellow, orange or green), thinly sliced
  • 1 16-oz jar or container salsa, divided (any brand you like, avoid those with added sugar or ingredients you can't pronounce)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)


1. Add the chicken, onions, peppers, about ⅔ of the salsa, and salt to a 6-quart slow cooker, stirring to combine.

2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6, or until the chicken and vegetables are very tender.

3. Uncover and remove the chicken to a cutting board. Shred with two forks or cut into pieces. 

4. If there is a lot of liquid in the slow cooker you can drain some off or leave it all in, depending on whether you want a drier or saucier consistency. Add back the chicken, the remaining salsa, and lime juice, stirring everything together. Taste and add additional salt, lime juice or salsa if you like.

Serves 4-6