Picante chicken will become a favorite recipe.

Crockpot Picante Chicken

Picante chicken is made in the crock pot and is so easy. You can make it as hot and spicy as you like. It’s great served over rice or noodles. We love to use our crockpot, especially when we’re super busy. It’s so nice to just throw something in and have a meal several hours later.

The definition of Picante is:  prepared in such a way as to be spicy or having a sauce typically containing tomatoes, onions, and peppers.  This recipe meets the definition! Picante chicken is a delicious change and a recipe you will go back to time and again.

Ingredients for Picante Chicken:

3 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (Could use any parts of the chicken)

Picante sauce

Small onion

Can of diced tomatoes and green chilis (I used the original Rotel)

Brown sugar

Dried cilantro

Minced garlic

Can of cream of mushroom soup

Chopped green and red peppers (could use all green or all red or hot peppers)

Hot sauce


Black pepper

Recipe Notes: You can always use MILD Rotel’s for a less spicy dish and leave out the hot sauce. You could also use HOT Rotel’s and more hot sauce if you want this dish EXTRA hot and spicy.

You may also want to try our Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing.

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Crock Pot Picante Chicken - The Southern Lady Cooks

Crock Pot Picante Chicken

Judy Yeager
This super easy crock pot dish is wonderful over rice. Great to make for a busy week!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, (Could use any parts of the chicken)
  • 1/4 cup picante sauce
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 10 ounccan diced tomatoes and green chilis (I used the original
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (10.5 ounccan cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chopped green and red peppers could use all green or all red or hot peppers
  • few drops hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Place chicken pieces in bottom of crockpot. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook 6 to 7 hours on low until chicken is done or 3 to 4 hours on high. Makes 4 servings depending on amount of chicken you use
Keyword crockpot chicken, picante chicken
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  1. Donna Ray says:

    This is absolutely delicious! And so easy with the added plus of not heating up my kitchen on our current 90 + degree summer days. Next time I make it, I’ll make sure I have some tortillas on hand. It would be good with those on the side. It was definitely delicious over rice. I didn’t add the hot sauce as my husband thinks Rotel is spicy enough but added it to my serving. Thank you for your help during this hot summer!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much for the kind comment! We love this easy recipe too. One of the many reasons we love crock pot recipes. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  2. Are those green and red bell peppers or jalapeño peppers?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      They are green and red bell peppers but you can add some jalapeno to this if you want, Kelly.

  3. Made this. Was very good. Try adding sum grated cheese on top of it on your plate…tastes even better.5 stars

  4. This sounds like an easy and tasty sounding meal to put together.

  5. melinda clemons says:

    Just put this in the crockpot…cant wait to try it!