Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken

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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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Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken


Description:

serves 8


Ingredients:

  • 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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76 Responses
  1. Cecelia

    Made this today and it’s now in my “best recipes” folder! Left out the corn. Some of us had it over rice, with cheese, avocado and sour cream. Some used it as burrito filler with rice and cheese added in the wrap. My son says he will make this himself when he goes back to school. That will be something just short of a miracle! Have to get him a crockpot, but it will be worth it if this eliminates the $9/day Chipotle tab that shows up on the credit card!

      1. Cecelia

        Update: my son has made this on his own (this is a big deal!) and it turned out great; he just called me from the grocery store to make sure he was getting right taco seasoning for the next batch (I’d bought him the first round of ingredients.) You’re my hero with this recipe!

  2. Abby

    I have this cooking right now for a quick meal before softball practices. hahaha. this is the first time I’ve made it so i’m really excited to try it. It smells amazing!!!

  3. Robyn

    I made this overnight and it is delivious! So easy! I added a few garlic cloved and a little bit of salsa at the end and it turned out perfect. It would be great on its own, with rice, with tacos, or as tortilla chip dip! A perfect, simple recipe. Thank you!!

  4. Brionne Griffin

    It’s snowing like mad in DC today, so I’m working from home. I put this in my crockpot when I woke up today, and now my house smells so delicious! Can’t wait to taste it!

  5. Sylwia

    I just made this for my family. My 2 year old ate a double serving and was saying YUM the whole time which can be hard to get out of a little one like that unless it’s sugar or ice cream. It really is easy and delicious! This is definitely going into my favorite recipes box! Thank you!!!

  6. Skye

    Does the chicken have to be thawed out before you put it in the crockpot or can you just add the frozen chicken breast along with everything else?

  7. TanyaS

    In the description it says to use 2 lbs of check breasts, but in the recipe it says 2 2-1/2 lbs chicken breasts, which sounds like 5 lbs. Which is it? Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Shelly

      That should read 2 – 2 1/2 lbs… that little hyphen changes everything, doesn’t it? LOL..I will go back and add that.. looks likemy recipe plug-in must have stripped it. Thanks!

  8. Robin

    Love it! For a little extra “fiesta” I substituted diced peppers for one can of corn. I mixed the taco seasoning with the tomatoes and then mixed in the other vegetables. Then I layered chicken and the mix in the crockpot. Yum!

  9. Lisa G

    Looks yummy! When I make southwestern type food, I also like to caramelize the corn first. Just throw in a skillet with a little melted butter. Stir occasionally until browned a little. Adds a nice smokey, sweet flavor. Can be cooking while getting the other items in the crock pot 🙂

  10. Becky N

    This recipe looks and sounds delicious! I am looking forward to making it soon. I am loving all of your dinner recipes! Keep ’em coming! 🙂

  11. Joanne

    I make this and variations alot. I sometimes use this as a filler for quissidalla’s. I have found that when adding Ro*tel or salsa to add at the end of cooking because like with seasonings, if you add to soon, you lose the flavoring. So I add these when I shut off slow cooker.I do add regular canned tomatoes at beginning of cooking

  12. Daphne

    I’m making this tonight before the cold weather rolls in. I love reading your post as much as making them!!! My word of the week “plop”.

  13. SaraJ

    I make this all the time, instead of canned tomatoes I use I big container of Margaritaville Salsa and leave out the taco seasoning, the possibilities are endless and it freezes well too. I also makes a great nacho topping.

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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