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
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5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Picante Chicken

This super easy crock pot dish is wonderful over rice. Great to make for a busy week!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: crockpot chicken, picante chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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

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