- 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
- 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 jar (8 ounces) chunky salsa
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups hot cooked rice
- Lime wedge and fresh cilantro leaves, optional
- In a 2- or 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the beans, broth, tomatoes, chicken, salsa, corn and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until a thermometer reads 165°.
Shred chicken with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Serve with rice. If desired, serve with lime wedges and fresh cilantro.
Freeze option: After shredding chicken, freeze cooled mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forSlow-Cooked Southwest Chicken
"The whole family enjoyed this. I was not expecting my 11 and 8 years old to really like it, but they both said they would eat it again. Loved adding just a little sour cream with it. Definitely a win for how fast it came together in the slow cooker."
"Good base to change to your own families taste"
"I made this today. My husband really liked it. We added it to tortillas with sour cream and Mexican blend cheese. It cooked for 12 hours on low but I put the chicken in frozen. It probably didn't need to cook for 12 hours but something came up. I didn't have a can of rotel so I used one can of diced tomatoes and a small can of green chilies. I also added some cilantro and ancho chili powder as recommended below. To lower the sodium I used bush's sodium beans and they stayed intact."
"It was good, not great. Kind of "bland" but haven't figured out how to spice it up."
"easy to make. I blended the salsa and Rotel because the kids don't like "chunks". They all loved it. Served over rice"
"So simple and easy! The beans and corn made such a filling, flavorful salsa that I didn't even serve with the rice."
"easy to make as I had all of the ingredients in the pantry. Decent dish, I'll definitely make it again if I'm short on time. Thanks for the recipe!"
"I only used one can of black beans, doubled the corn, and added cilantro and lime juice."
"I love to use my slow-cooker whenever possible, and I make this recipe often. It's delicious and full of flavor."