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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

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

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.

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.
Originally published as Southwestern Chicken in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p17

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.

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

Reviews for Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken(14)

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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.

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

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

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

So good and easy!

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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.

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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!!!

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