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Southwest Chicken Recipe

Southwest Chicken Recipe

Chicken is cooked until tender and combined with corn, beans, cheese, and salsa for a delicious meal with Southwestern flair. The garnishes really complete the meal.—Maddymoo, Taste of Home Online Community
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) mild salsa
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • Sweet red and yellow pepper strips, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, layer three-fourths each of the corn and beans and half of the salsa. Arrange chicken over salsa; top with remaining corn, beans and salsa. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • 2. Shred chicken with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Top with the peppers, sour cream, cheese and onions if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 234 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 678 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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