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Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Recipe

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 YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the corn, black beans and 1/2 cup of salsa. Top with chicken; pour the remaining salsa over chicken.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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...! :)"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"So good and easy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"We love this dish. I make it almost every week. We serve it with Spanish rice or in tortillas. Very flavorful, quick, & easy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"I have made this recipe several times, and it's a favorite in our house. I add some spices to the top of chicken before topping with salsa. I add garlic salt, rosemary, cayenne and chili powder. ( I didn't always do it, and it was great before too, but just a little extra kick). Anyways, I love it!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"So easy to make, my husband & kids loved it. I made Spanish rice on the side to go with it & used flour tortillas to wrap it all up in. This one is a favorite and have made it a few times. So easy to throw in the crock pot in the morning & have dinner ready after work."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"My family and I LOVE this recipe. The other night, I didn't have time to thaw the chicken in time to get it into the crock pot for 6 hours. I put the ingredients into my electric skillet, and it worked wonderfully: very tender and flavorful either way I've prepared it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"I love this recipe! Use a good salsa. I use a little bit more salsa on top of chicken. I put frozen corn with beans. It comes out wonderful!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"Super easy, really tasty. Definitely a keeper. It took only 3 hours to cook. Great with a little sour cream and some crunched up tortilla chips on top. Delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

"It had no taste I mean I will never make it again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"A regular on the menu at my house. Stir in a bit of chili powder for some added flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"LOVE this recipe. Simple and tasty. Make sure you use a good salsa!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"The top line says 3 hours cooking time and the recipe inside ask to cook it for 7-8 hours?! How long shoudl I cook meat in teh slow cooker???"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"I'm an expat living in Honduras. If I can find Cheddar cheese somewhere, I plan to make this for the 4th July...it sounds wonderful! And easy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"This recipe was so easy to make and tasted great. We had leftovers that I am going to use for chicken fajitas."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"My kids LOVE this dish! I make it often to deliver meals to families, and all have asked for the recipe. I have adapted it to cook in the oven. It doesn't produce as much liquid, and it is still incredibly simple to make. We like it served with yellow rice, and sometimes in tortillas!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Really good. I served mine over brown rice and topped with sour cream and fritos (we ran out of Doritos). Leftovers will become tacos. Easy, tasty, and cheap. It's a keeper in my house. If you want some extra flavoring in this recipe, stir in some cream cheese the last half hour of cooking."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"I would defininitly make this again...the ease of preparation is the best part. Used an oval crock pot hoping to get the cheese to cover all the chicken, not. Will use the leftover chicken next day for chicken quesadillas since most of the chicken was not covered in cheese. Maybe too big of breasts. Either way got to have CHEESE!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"This couldn't be better for a fall football weekend! The simple ingredientsand the hearty flavor will make it a favorite. I found the recipe 2weeks ago and am already making it for the second time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"I've had this recipe before but used equal parts corn (frozen because that's what I had) and beans and added 8 ounces of cream cheese (at room temperature and cut into chunks) in after the chicken was cooked and cooked it all until the cream cheese melted. I cut the chicken into smaller chunks and spooned the mixture over rice. It was really tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"Saw this recipe in a cookbook I picked up from the store checkout counter. This is super easy and tasted delicious. I used a bag of frozen chicken breasts and it was wonderful. Will make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"I make this quite often. I like to add sliced onions and green peppers and serve over rice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"Very tasty. I used mild salsa, but next time will add some with more "heat." Since my crock pot is smaller than the 5-quart called for, I used 1 can each of the corn and black beans and 4 breasts. It did produce a lot of liquid. The recipe is definitely a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"Very easy to do and was really good. It's a keeper. Thanks"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"Wow...this was yummy and do easy! I even used frozen chicken breasts, and it turned out great. As dbbeachbaby said, left overs are sure the be great in tortillas. I didn't even have to do the shredding as the chicken was so tender that it fell apart in the crock pot."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"This recipe was really easy to prep and tasted good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2008

"What an awesome recipe! I had all of the ingredients on hand and it was probably one of the easiest recipes I've ever prepared. I used a little extra salsa, as the jar I had was 26 oz., and my cooking time was a little less - about 4.5 - 5 hours on low. Everyone loved it and I shredded the chicken and added the rice to the chicken / salsa and am going to have the mixture in tortillas tomorrow. Wonderful recipe."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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