Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

We are still having some cold days here, so I am not ready to retire my slow cooker for the season yet. I actually never really retire it, even in the summer. There are so many great recipes for summer parties to make with it! So I put together a super easy and super flavorful dinner with this slow cooker southwest chicken. I love the flavors of the southwest, it made this dish so hearty with the black beans, spices, corn and cheese. It wasn’t heavy though, so it made it a perfect transition dinner too.

There was really no prep involved in this dish and no pre-cooking. All that I had to do was add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and it did all the work for me! To really develop all of the flavor, it cooked low and slow for 6 hours. When there was 1 hour to go, I added in a little cheddar cheese to melt in and reserved the rest to sprinkle on top.
After the 6 hours, the chicken was fall apart tender and I shredded it with 2 forks. It was gorgeous and saucy and smelled amazing, I tell ya. That was all there was to this dinner!

I served it over my cheesy mashed cauliflower to keep the meal low carb with avocado, extra cheese and salsa for topping. Oh my goodness, it was a perfect meal in a bowl! You could also serve it over rice and wrap it in a big tortilla for a wonderful burrito situation. Any way you serve it, this was simple and flavorful to get on the table! Hope you all love it. xoxo

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken
Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken
5 from 2 votes
Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken
Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins

This slow cooker southwest chicken has so much flavor but is still lighter for the warm weather. Perfect for serving over your favorite starches or veggies!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Dinners, Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 237 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 can black beans 15 ounces, with the liquid
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh corn kernels
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 28 ounces
  • 1 whole lime juiced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red adobo seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese plus additional for sprinkling on top
  • avocado optional, for topping
  • salsa optional, for topping
  1. Get out a slow cooker and combine the chicken, beans, corn, diced tomatoes, lime juice and the seasonings into it. Mix it, then close it and turn it to low to cook for 5 hours. When it has been 5 hours, add the 1/4 cup of cheese to the slow cooker and stir it in. Close it again and let it all cook for another hour. Remove the lid and shred the chicken with 2 forks. Serve it immediately over your choice of veggie or starch with any number of toppings like avocado, extra cheese or salsa! The leftovers are great too. 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.2g8%
Saturated Fat 1.1g7%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 651mg28%
Potassium 628mg18%
Carbohydrates 18.1g6%
Fiber 4.8g20%
Sugar 4.4g5%
Protein 29.6g59%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This slow cooker southwest chicken has so much flavor but is still lighter for the warm weather. Perfect for serving over your favorite starches or veggies! #slowcooker #chicken #slowcookersouthwestchicken #dinner #jeanieandluluskitchen
Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

14 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken”

  1. I’m always looking for new low-carb recipes to try and I love that you can make this one in the slow-cooker! All these ingredients look so fresh and healthy.

  2. Yum! I want to eat this right now (: I love slow cooker chicken. It is so tender!

  3. 5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this recipe for my kiddos, I know my family will love it! What happens if I leave out the garlic powder?

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