Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Recipe
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Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Recipe

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repared salsa and convenient canned corn and beans add fun color, texture and flavor to this chicken dish. I usually serve it with salad and white rice. Our children love it! —Karen Waters, Laurel, Maryland
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 shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 348 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 1027mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the corn, black beans and 1/2 cup 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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irenegarza90 User ID: 8660188 239285
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

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

smagal User ID: 5715837 23215
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."

equestsarah81 User ID: 5110682 30007
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...! :)"

redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 202792
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."

cbybee User ID: 3897502 66829
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

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

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 48573
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"So good and easy!"

finalboss User ID: 4644582 22424
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."

Jaimiwill1 User ID: 7385037 59095
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!!!"

sldgub User ID: 6467130 59087
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."

jaybabe_123 User ID: 5537162 83151
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!"

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