Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Recipe
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Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Recipe

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Prepared salsa and convenient canned corn and beans add fun color, texture and flavor to Karen Water's tender chicken dish. "I usually serve it with salad and white rice," suggests the Laurel, Maryland cook. "Our children love it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 220 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 805mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 12g protein


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the corn, black beans and 1/2 cup of salsa. Top with chicken and remaining salsa.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Chicken in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p17

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"This is a complet meal, easy and healthy I love it!!! I like with white rice."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"Really good considering how easy and healthy it is, everyone in my family liked it. I added 3 cups of cooked rice when it was about ready and added some taco seasoning too."

Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"This was a GREAT recipe and the best part is that it is SO EASY!!! Family loved it! I used 1 can corn & 1 can Mexicorn and added some garlic powder, taco seasoning & chili powder. And I too made Spanish rice to go with it. But I topped this on the Spanish Rice (I used Rice-A-Roni's Spanish rice). I think I will add this to my quick fix recipes...! :)"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"This was so easy and smelled so good when I came home from work. I only fixed Mex. rice and dinner was served. Everyone said this was one to repeat."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Have made this dish several times, so easy and full of flavor."

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