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sweet and spicy crock pot chicken in a blue bowl

Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Chicken

A sweet and spicy Crockpot chicken recipe made with chunky salsa, all-fruit preserves, peppers, herbs, and spices for a simple and delicious weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 197kcal
Author Amee


  • slow cooker


  • 6 (4 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 oz jar medium (or hot) chunky salsa *I love the Trader Joe's Peach Salsa in this recipe
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small vidalia onion chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup apricot or peach All fruit preserves
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste


  • Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker
  • Top with peppers, onion and garlic
  • Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the chicken
  • If using fresh chicken breasts (not frozen) cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the internal temp of chicken breast reaches 165 degrees F. If cooking frozen chicken breasts cook on low for 5-6 hours.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg