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Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken with Just 3 Ingredients

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken with Just 3 Ingredients

Looking for an easy dinner idea? How about slow cooker chicken that has just 3 ingredients? Right up my ally! Sign me up!

I've been making this recipe for about 10 years now. I started out with about 5 or 6 ingredients.

up close view of prepared chicken breasts in a slow cooker topped with cheese and cilantro

As time went on after some intentional and accidental trials, I realized that a similar taste could be accomplished with just 2 ingredients added to the chicken.

My hubby and son love this recipe and it makes my day go ever so smoothly which is a very welcomed win.

Set in the slow cooker in the morning and it's ready when it's time for dinner.

serving fiesta chicken from serving dish


Are you looking for a delicious, easy-to-prepare meal that will please even the pickiest of eaters? Look no further than this 3-ingredient Fiesta Chicken recipe! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a mouthwatering meal on the table in no time. Let's get cooking! 

Call it salsa chicken or fiesta chicken, it's delicious either way! Let's dig in!

very up close view of a cheesy saucy chicken breasts topped with cilantro garnish


There are just 3 simple ingredients in this easy slow cooker recipe.

What are the other 2 ingredients? (Since you obviously already know one of them is chicken!)

It's a jar of your choice of salsa and a can of Campbell's Condensed Cheddar Soup.

Easy peasy and it makes a really nice blended "fiesta" chicken.

  • Boneless Chicken Breast
  • Jar of Salsa
  • Condensed Cheddar Soup

The beautiful thing is that you can switch up the flavor and heat by using a variety of different salsas each time you make this.

easy fiesta chicken made in a slow cooker, plated with slow cooker in background

You can also choose the level of kick by option for mild, medium or hot salsa.

The choice is yours.

This is one of the most simple chicken recipes that I use (save for throwing frozen nuggets into the microwave), hope you'll like it too!

saucy mexican chicken breasts in serving dish

This recipe is incredibly customizable and can easily be tailored to fit any taste preference! If you want to kick up the heat level a bit, try adding some jalapeños or a can of green chiles to the dish before cooking For something sweet, add some diced pineapple or mangoes along with the salsa before adding to your slow cooker.

serving fiesta chicken from serving dish

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Easiest Mexican Chicken for the Slow Cooker with just 3 easy ingredients.


  • Salsa Jar (16 oz)
  • 1 Can of Campbell's Condensed Cheddar Soup
  • 2.5 lbs Boneless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins


  1. Add all three ingredients into your slow cooker.
  2. Cook in your slow cooker for about 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Voila!


Top with cheese before serving if desired.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 454Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 188mgSodium 617mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 59g

This 3 Ingredient Fiesta Chicken recipe is full of flavor without being overly complicated or time consuming to make. It's perfect for busy moms who want something fast yet tasty for their families as well as hosts who need an easy yet impressive party dish.

Have you tried making your own variety of salsa chicken in the slow cooker yet?


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This 3-Ingredient Fiesta Chicken recipe is fast and easy enough for busy weeknights yet tasty enough to impress even your most discerning dinner guests.

So grab your ingredients and get cooking—you won't regret it!

Whether served as part of a full Mexican feast or eaten all on its own as an entrée with some sides dishes, this fiesta chicken is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Enjoy!

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Sunday 16th of April 2023

Has anyone tried shredding the chicken and putting it on tortilla Shells?


Friday 26th of March 2021

I have this in the slow cooker now. Has anyone tried adding some frozen corn or black beans? I'm on the fence...


Sunday 26th of March 2023

@Karen, corn kernel sounds good. I love black beans, but only a pot of black beans like soup…. But others love the little black bean

Vicky Weber

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

Hi, I live in Mexico so I can't get Cheddar Cheese Soup, but, I do have a can of Cream of cheese soup or a can of cheese sauce. Which of these do you think would be better to sub for the cheddar cheese soup? The cream of cheese is liquidy and the cheese sauce is not. TIA

Dawn Lopez

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Hi there. I would think cream of cheese soup would be the best option for a similar outcome. But to be honest, the cheese sauce wold probably be delicious as well! Please let us know what you decide and let us know how it turned out!

Liese Van Lingen

Thursday 26th of March 2020

Tried this with chicken breasts, mild salsa and cream of bacon soup and it was DELICIOUS! We'll be adding this to our regular recipes for sure!


Sunday 26th of March 2023

@Liese Van Lingen, yummy!!

Dawn Lopez

Thursday 26th of March 2020

WOW! hat sounds extra amazing! Thanks for sharing that idea!


Saturday 7th of March 2020

Do I need to cut the chicken into pieces or put whole breasts in the crockpot?

Dawn Lopez

Saturday 7th of March 2020

Hi! You can put the whole breasts in there. ;)

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