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Slow-Cooker Southwestern Chicken

Prepared 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


  • 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


  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the corn, black beans and 1/2 cup salsa. Top with chicken and remaining salsa.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 348 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 1027mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • ms11145
    Mar 13, 2019

    The only addition I made was roll the chicken pieces into taco seasoning for added flavor

  • 21greenwave
    Apr 4, 2018

    Very tasty meal. Would certainly make again. Like others I used a Mexican style rice with red beans. Love the suggestion of using with tortillas.

  • snowbell5555
    Aug 23, 2017

    Super easy and a family favorite!!

  • irenegarza90
    Dec 13, 2015

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

  • smagal
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 1, 2014

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

  • 2princesses2luv
    Jan 22, 2014

    So good and easy!

  • finalboss
    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.