Recipe: Crockpot Southwest Chicken

The Babies Give it Four Thumbs Up

The Babies Give it Four Thumbs Up

I mentioned this dinner in my Monday Meal Recap and it seemed to piqué a lot of interest so here’s the recipe!

This is absolutely one of our family’s favorite meals. We even made it for my parents and brothers while on vacation and they devoured it as well. (And let’s just say that some of them are picky… Not naming any names… *Cough* Little Brother *Cough*)

So not only is absolutely delicious, it is probably one of the easiest things to prepare ever. It’s made in a crockpot and can be served numerous ways. (Please tell me you already use a crockpot for easy and mess free cooking? As a parent, I’m pretty sure our crockpot is a God send!) Ready for the recipe:


2-4 chicken breasts (frozen)

1 can rinsed and drained corn (you can also use about 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh corn right off the cob if you choose)

1 small can of salsa (we use mild, feel free to use the temperature of your choice.)

1 can rinsed and drained Great Northern White beans

1 package of cream cheese (we swap this for a package of neufchâtel)


Pinch of salt

Sprinkle of cayenne pepper

1 diced onion

3-4 diced mushrooms

1 diced tomato

1/2 cup diced red, yellow or green bell peppers

That’s it. Feel free to spice as your please. Get creative and make it your own. You put everything in the crockpot with a lid and cook 6-8 hours on low or 3-5 hours on high all depending on how much time you have. The chicken should easily pull apart after cooking and makes for a great shredded dish. Not sure how to serve it now that it’s done? Here’s some suggestions:

  • Fill a pita and add some spinach and hummus.
  • Fill a tortilla shell and add shredded cheese like a burrito.
  • Fill a taco shell and top with lettuce, cheese and sour cream.
  • Serve in a bowl over rice. Top with salsa, sour cream and cheese and eat with chips as a dip.
  • Serve plain as a chili.

This makes enough for 6-8 people. Since we are a smaller family of 2 adults and 3 small children, we put 1/2 the meal in the freezer to defrost later in the month. Two full meals out of literally less than 10 minutes of tossing a bunch of food into a pot? SCORE!)

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About Heather Campbell

I'd like to say I'm fun and interesting, but that all depends on who you talk to. I have everything I've ever wanted. I've been married, mostly happily since 2006. Together we have a spunky redhead and giggly identical twins. I am a mom/homemaker, doula-in-training and a freelance writer. Our story is magical. Our life is chaos.

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