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Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken

This Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken os the perfect weeknight meal. Use it for nacho toppings or a rice bowl..there are so many possibilities!

This recipe is a standard in our house.

I love anything Tex-Mex-ish…

I love anything that’s Slow Cooker…

I love anything that’s only a few ingredients…

and I LOVE anything that’s versatile.

 

And this Fiesta Chicken is totally versatile.  It’s one big post of Shredded Chicken that you can use in FIVE Different ways.

Seriously love that.

 

It also makes a pretty big pot of chicken, so you can get multiple meals for the week!

Rice Bowls, Nachos, Burritos, Tacos or Enchiladas are the five that I have used this recipe as a base for.

 

Let me show you how easy it is…

Grab about 2 pounds of chicken breasts and plop them into your slow cooker…

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. Easy, low fat and can be used for so many dinners! | www.cookiesandcups.com

Grab a few cans of diced tomatoes and dump them in, undrained…

You could use Ro-Tel for this too!

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. Easy, low fat and can be used for so many dinners! | www.cookiesandcups.com

I like my Fiesta Chicken with some corn.  Just a preference.  Add it or don’t…totally up to you.

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. Easy, low fat and can be used for so many dinners! | www.cookiesandcups.com

My kids help me make this because it’s literally just a “dump it all into one pot” recipe.

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. Easy, low fat and can be used for so many dinners! | www.cookiesandcups.com

A can of drained and rinsed black beans…

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. Easy, low fat and can be used for so many dinners! | www.cookiesandcups.com

Add one pack of taco seasoning and mix it up.

If you want to make your own taco seasoning here is a great recipe!

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. Easy, low fat and can be used for so many dinners! | www.cookiesandcups.com

Cover it and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours.  The chicken will easily shred.

That’s all you do!  Just shred the chicken and mix it up with all the other ingredients.

 

Today I’m showing you how to use it in rice bowls, because they are one of my favorite meals.

Just prepare some rice, add it to your bowl, top with your Fiesta Chicken and then a little cheese!

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. Easy, low fat and can be used for so many dinners! | www.cookiesandcups.com

I like to add sour cream and a little guacamole too!

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken. Easy, low fat and can be used for so many dinners! | www.cookiesandcups.com

This is a perfect topping for nachos and tacos too!

For burritos, just add you Fiesta Chicken, some rice. lettuce, sour cream and guac and fold up!  Or for Enchiladas roll the filing up with some cheese into tortillas, place them seam side down in your baking sheet, top with enchilada sauce and more cheese, bake and you have a meal!

Oh and hey so as I am typing this my friend just texted me and said that this would work great as a pizza topping or even a taco salad!  So yeah…lots and lots of possibilities 🙂

So many options for this quick and easy dish!

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Description

serves 8


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 to 2-1/2 lbs chicken breasts, fat trimmed
  • 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (10 oz) cans corn, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning mix

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  3. Chicken will be very tender when ready.
  4. Shred chicken with a fork and stir to combine.
  5. Serve over rice, top with cheese and serve!

Notes

Additionally this can be used as taco or enchilada/burrito filling, or as nacho topping.

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69 comments on “Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken”

  1. Jessica Smith

    This looks so good!!!!! Your photography is amazing too. What a wonderful idea for this weekend. I love chicken recipes from a crockpot.

  2. What is the nutritional value of this meal? I have to watch my cholesterol so that may be a nice add to your recipe’s for those of us that are following certain diets

  3. I add a can or two of enchilada sauce, one hot , one mild and drain the juice from tomatoes! So good in enchiladas!

  4. How well would this freeze? I plan on making a batch for a friend with terminal cancer. She has teenagers and I’d love to give them easy healthy options. I was thinking of making a large batch and then bagging up in manageable portions for them to heat up and add to tortillas or rice as needed.

  5. This sure makes a lot of food…is it really 8 servings? That seems like a lot of food…does anyone know what is the total yield on it? (in cups of possible)

  6. I fix this all of the time except I use a jar of salsa in place of the tomatoes. We have ate it on white rice, brown rice, and tortilla chips and my family loves it any way it is fixed!!

  7. I am a newlywed learning to make things that both my husband and I love. This recipe was a hit!!! I will definitely be making this at least once a month.

  8. I’ve made this before and loved it… I just made it and it’s watery… What the heck did I do and can I fix it??

    1. Not sure what could have happened! You can easily fix it by draining a bit of the liquid and adding some more seasoning 🙂

  9. I made this yesterday. Ummmmm….SO good! I’m having leftovers for lunch and it’s killing me waiting on lunch time just thinking about how good it’s going to be!!

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