Four Ingredient Salsa Chicken with hidden cauliflower

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Last week my mother-in-law called me to ask for an old recipe.   My slow cooker salsa chicken with hidden spinach.  So I went back to read this really old  post and then I realized that I used to post food with no real recipe.   This blog has come very far since then.

was going to re do my slow cooker salsa chicken with hidden spinach.  But then I got a better idea.  Hidden Cauliflower!  So I would like to talk about Hidden cauliflower for a second, and why it’s so great.

  1. Cauliflower easily adopts other flavors.  So when you are trying to serve meals to young kids, they won’t necessarily see it.
  2. Cauliflower hides really well in white meats – like chicken or pork
  3. Adding cauliflower to a slow cooker meat dish really makes your meat go further.  I only used 2 chicken breasts in this dish and one really large head of cauliflower.
  4. Cauliflower has oodles of nutrients and is really low in calories- so it is an amazing “filler”.  You can eat more for less calories.  I love that.

I use my slow cooker, but I don’t post slow cooker recipes on here all that much.  I love crock pot meals with just a few healthy ingredients.  I only used four ingredients in this recipe.  ( I realize that a jar of salsa contains more than 1 ingredient.  but stay with me here.)

salsa chicken with cauliflower

In the morning, put these four ingredients in your slow cooker.   You can also add a can of beans if you like.  At dinnertime, you will have the best tasting salsa chicken.  And you can make whatever you like with it.




Mexican Rice


We made a enchilada casserole with this cauliflower salsa chicken, and it was just amazing.  I usually choose the medium green enchilada sauce.   I made the below enchilada with the leftovers for lunch.

chicken cauliflower salsa chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Hidden Cauliflower 


2 large boneless-skinless chicken breasts

2 medium sized jars of your favorite salsa

1 bag of frozen corn

1 large head of cauliflower- chopped

optional- 1 can of beans

Method: Place all of the ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.   About 1/2 way though, remove chicken and cut.  put the chicken back into the slow cooker.

chicken cauliflower salsa

This didn’t last long.   It was super easy and delicious.  I am planning on making this soon.   I happen to love cauliflower and this was delicious.

slow cooker salsa chicken with hidden cauliflower



  1. i love that this is so easy to make. now i just need to get a SLow cooker!

  2. I love simple and easy recipes for these, really help with my BUSY schedule , thanks for sharing

  3. I totally love me easy peasy throw everything into the slow cooker meals like this one.

  4. A jar of salsa counts as one ingredient for me! Looks and sounds delicious!

  5. All of my favorite things!! Crock pot, chicken, few ingredients, veggies … this is a perfect recipe!

    adding to my list of “must make” things!

    stumbled and yummed

  6. Don’t keep those slow cooker recipes to yourself – share them all with us!! ; o ) this looks sooo good!

  7. What a great idea! I make cauliflower nuggets that taste like chicken fingers. I bet this is delicious. Can’t wait to try them!


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