I have previously made a similar meal to Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken n Rice with my Instant Pot. This time I had more time earlier in the day to make the dish, so the Slow Cooker was perfect to use. The Salsa makes a delicious flavor and smells amazing and yet you can easily make it as mild or hot as your family prefers.
We typically eat Salsa Chicken with rice, but you can also use the chicken for burritos, tacos or skip the rice for chili, chicken taco soup or casseroles. Because I’m not that great of a rice cook when I am going to serve the Salsa Chicken with rice I typically will use a rice cooker to cook the rice unless I’m really short on time (thus minute rice).
We like to use homemade Taco Seasoning for Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken n Rice so I keep a batch on hand. Helps cut down on the sodium and tastes great. I just use a nice jar with a hinged lid to keep the taco seasoning fresh. The recipe as follows:
- 3 Tbsp. chili powder (no salt)
- 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. Salt (sea salt if possible)
- 1 1/2 tsp. Paprika (smoked if possible)
- 1 1/2 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp. Ground Pepper
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Red Pepper flakes (pinch or omit for mild)
- Pinch Cayenne Pepper (omit for mild)
To make the Salsa Chicken you will need a Slow Cooker, Mixing Bowl, Shredders, Measuring Spoons, Smoked Paprika, Jar with lid for homemade taco seasoning, or taco seasoning in bulk. Do you need no salt taco seasoning? And a Rice Cooker if you use long grain rice.
Another great taco seasoning recipe! Slow Cooker Easy Taco Soup.