Recipe Box, Salsa Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Salad Wrap

Do you have a tired zucchini,

a lonely sweet pepper, a half of an onion,

a bowl of cherry tomatoes?

Oh good!!

All you need now is a little Salsa Chicken

and  before you know it,

you will be dining on a healthy and flavor filled summer meal

Salsa Chicken is stupid easy to make,

perfect for these Dog Days of Summer

Place chicken pieces in a sprayed slow cooker, douse liberally with taco seasoning and pour a jar of salsa* over all. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-8

*use any salsa you like, I like Newman’s Own Peach Salsa

When chicken is almost done, season the vegetables

Salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and into the oven they go

Roast at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until vegetables are soft and tomatoes have burst open

I also had a couple of ears of leftover roasted corn on the cob, and cut off the kernels and mixed them in with the hot roasted vegetables

In the summer when corn on the cob is abundant and cheap, cook extra because it’s a great addition to salads or casseroles

When chicken and vegetables are done, shred the chicken directly in the slow cooker with 2 forks and dinner is ready!

You can serve this on a bed of lettuce in a salad bowl

or on a warm tortilla for a wrap or in a tortilla bowl

{find directions for making tortilla bowls in the recipe below}

Start with the lettuce, pile on the chicken with sauce,

and top with roasted vegetables

See all that wonderful juice?

That is from the chicken

When you pile the chicken on your salad or wrap,

make sure there is a lot of the cooking liquid with it~

the salsa sauce it cooked in makes everything moist

and so wonderfully delicious you just might swoon

I did add grated cheese on top of the vegetables

but you really don’t need it

The flavor of the chicken and roasted vegetables steal the show

You can also drizzle your salad or wrap with sour cream or Ranch dressing

Salsa Chicken with Roasted Vegetables, Salad or Wrap

This chicken is perfect for a Mexican salad or wrapped in a tortilla
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Slow cooker, Tex-Mex
Servings 3


  • slow cooker


  • 1 jar 16 oz., salsa or about 2 cups
  • Taco seasoning
  • 3-4 boneless chicken thighs or breasts {thighs are juicier}
  • 1 large zucchini chopped
  • 1 sweet pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ears of cooked corn kernels cut off
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Tortillas
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Ranch dressing optional
  • Shredded cheddar cheese optional
  • Sour cream optional


  • Put chicken in a sprayed slow cooker and sprinkle liberally with taco seasoning.
  • Pour salsa over chicken.
  • Cook for 3-4 hours on high. Shred chicken with 2 forks in the slow cooker or remove chicken and shred then return to slow cooker to coat with sauce and keep warm.
  • When chicken is almost done, place zucchini, sweet pepper, tomatoes and onions in a mound on a parchment paper lined sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season well.
  • Toss around to coat vegetables then spread them out into an even layer. Roast at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until tomatoes have burst and squash has softened
  • Fry or warm tortillas for wraps, or make into bowls** if desired.
  • Place lettuce on a plate, in a tortilla bowl** or on a tortilla for a wrap
  • Top lettuce with shredded chicken and sauce, then roasted vegetables.
  • Optional: Sprinkle with cheese and serve with a drizzle of Ranch dressing or a dollop of sour cream.


**tortilla bowls
Find an oven safe bowl that is slightly smaller than your tortillas. Spray the bowl well with cooking oil spray. Place the tortilla in the bowl, with little folds if necessary, creating a tortilla bowl. Spray the tortilla with cooking spray and push it against the sides of the bowl so it will stick and hold it’s shape. {You can also place a smaller bowl or ball of crumpled foil inside the tortilla}. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes until crispy and golden. You can make your bowls ahead of time if desired.
Keyword Mexican chicken taco, salsa chicken, salsa chicken salad, taco salad, Tex-Mex chicken wrap


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34 Responses to “Recipe Box, Salsa Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Salad Wrap”
  1. Jenna, the salsa chicken and roasted vegetables look delicious. Easy with lots of flavor for dinner, thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. Rita C. says:

    Wow, that looks so good! I love your recipe sharing, Jenna. Pinned again. Thanks.

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    This looks really delicious Jenna. We prepare a lot of chicken here and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. Printing and pinning this recipe………yum.

  4. pattyanneart says:

    Yum! Sounds like my kind of dinner. Can’t wait to try this one out.
    Thanks, Jenna!

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Delicious healthy eating

  6. Andrea Sheldon says:

    Where do you find peach salsa? I can’t find it anywhere..thanks, Cookie

    Sent from my iPad


    • Sorry I’m late responding, it’s available in many stores, Walmart, Target, Publix, Trader Joe’s, and in several brands, but the recipe works with any kind of salsa

  7. Cookie says:

    I am looking for this peach salsa,. Where did you get it? This looks yummo.

    • it is widely available in grocery stores, and there are several brands…you can also use pineapple salsa, mango salsa, or any kind of salsa, it doesn’t have to be peach, enjoy!

  8. Jodi says:

    such a great meal! I love making salsa chicken!!

  9. Nancy says:

    What a scrumptious meal that’s easy to make and packed full of flavor!

    Looking forward to trying this one!

    Happy week to you!

  10. Sounds like a great lunch Jenna! I make my salsa chicken in the pressure cooker and add a can of rinsed black beans when it’s done-a lunch staple here:@)

  11. Mary says:

    Sounds delicious and super easy Jenna! I need to dust-off my slow cooker. 🙂

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    Sold! Sounds so delish! I’m printing this out to take to the cabin at the end of this month and also your Picnic Chicken which was a big hit last summer. Loved the potato chips mixed with Ranch dressing and Parmesan cheese on the chicken nuggets! YUM! Thank you for these tasty, easy recipes! 😋

  13. Benita says:

    Jenna, this looks delicious, especially in salad form! Perfect for a quick summer meal! Hugs!

  14. Cindy Conner says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna! Now this looks right up my ally! YUM! And easy peasy too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  15. Miz Helen says:

    What a great Wrap, I love the addition of all the veggies! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

  17. The salsa chicken looks great — wrapped or otherwise!

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