Crock Pot Southwest Chicken

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken

This Crock Pot Southwest Chicken recipe is a cheesy, creamy, and slightly spicy dinner all made in the slow cooker.

We have some familiar Tex-Mex or Southwest flavors and ingredients like jalapenos, black beans, corn, and taco seasoning.

This could almost be served as a dip, but it was our easy weeknight meal with crushed up tortilla chips over top.

ingredients for the chicken dinner

How to make Crock Pot Southwest Chicken

First put two pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts in the slow cooker.

I like to cut mine into smaller pieces to make it easier to shred after it cooks, but that step is optional.

Then add a diced onion, minced garlic, some taco seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper.

chicken in the slow cooker before cooking

Next add a can corn (drained), Rotel tomatoes, and black beans (drained and rinsed).

adding corn to the crock pot

Plus a can of diced jalapenos and then more taco seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper.

adding the taco seasoning to the dish

Finally add a block of cream cheese over top.

I cut mine into smaller pieces.

adding the cream cheese over top

Set your Crock Pot slow cooker to low for 6 to 8 hours.

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken before stirring

Then stir it all together and use two forks to shred the chicken in the slow cooker.

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken

And stir in almost two cups of shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend).

I saved some of the cheese to sprinkle over top.

adding cheese over top before it's melted

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken is a complete slow cooker meal that’s soooo tasty and easy!

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken

Adding the crushed up tortilla chips over top gives that needed crunch 🙂

We also added hot sauce for a bit more spice.

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken

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Crock Pot Southwest Chicken

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken is an easy slow cooker dinner recipe with corn, beans, and taco seasoning for a cheesy and creamy meal!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword best, Black Bean, Chicken, Corn, Crock Pot, Easy, Jalapeno, Recipe, Slow Cooker Meals, Southwest, Tex-Mex
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 6
Calories 592 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 onion diced
  • 6 to 7 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning blend
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 1 14 ounce can corn drained
  • 1 14 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 10 ounce can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 4 ounce can diced jalapenos
  • 1 8 ounce block cream cheese cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cheese of choice (I used Mexican Blend)
  • Optional: tortilla chips to crush over top, hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken in the slow cooker and add the onion, garlic, half of the taco seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper.

    Note: I cut my chicken into smaller pieces to make it easier to shred.

  2. Add the corn, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, jalapenos, the remaining taco seasoning, more kosher salt and pepper. Put the cream cheese pieces over top and turn the slow cooker to low for 6 to 8 hours.

  3. Stir together and shred the chicken with two forks in the slow cooker. Stir in most of the shredded cheese. Add the rest of the shredded cheese over top and leave it in the slow cooker for another 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

  4. Serve with tortilla chips to crush over top and with hot sauce if desired.

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