Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken

Lesley Baradel
Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken
Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken is a dump and go slow cooker recipe that makes the busiest of weeknights easy. Plus, there are plenty of leftovers to be used for another meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Chicken & Poultry, Slow Cooker
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 295 kcal

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, skinless
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced (about 6 cloves)
  • 1 15-oz can no-salt added diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 15-oz can Great norther beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions
 

  • Put the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, cumin, salt and pepper to the slow cooker and stir well to combine. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • After 8 hours, remove the chicken breasts and add the beans and corn to the slow cooker. Shred the chicken with 2 forks then stir back into the slow cooker. Continue cooking on low until heated through. Right before serving, stir in the cilantro.
  • Serve with tortillas or over rice with guacamole or sour cream.

Notes

Chef’s Note: Want to add some kick? Stir in some cayenne pepper or Chipotle chili powder at the end of the cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 42gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 272mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4g
Keyword chicken breast, Great northern beans
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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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