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

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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


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irenegarza90
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

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

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smagal
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."

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equestsarah81
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...! :)"

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redmonc1
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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cbybee
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

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

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2princesses2luv
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"So good and easy!"

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finalboss
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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Jaimiwill1
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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sldgub
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."

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jaybabe_123
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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