Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

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Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken made with corn, black beans, tomatoes and seasonings ' no pre-cooking, and made with pantry staples.

Slow cooker shredded chicken with corn, tomatoes and black beans. Prep this the night before and turn your crock pot on in the morning for an easy weeknight meal.Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken

This recipe has been one of the most popular recipes on tamil-recipes since I started this little blog. It's the perfect dump and go slow cooker recipe ' no pre-cooking, and made with pantry staples. It's also healthy, inexpensive and can be enjoyed so many ways. Instant Pot directions are now included!

And if you're on Weight Watchers it's now 0 Freestyle Smart Points (minus the toppings and rice).

You can top this with a little sour cream and reduced fat cheddar cheese and call it a meal, but I often serve this over cilantro lime rice or cauliflower rice. And don't forget the toppings ' chopped scallions, fresh cilantro, fat free yogurt or sour cream and cheddar are my favorites. Leftovers are great over baked nachos with reduced fat cheese and jalape's or served over greens for a Santa Fe Taco Salad. It's even great used as filling for enchiladas. Here's the basic recipe, how you use it is completely up to you!

It's also kid-friendly, freezer friendly and gluten-free. In its' honor I decided to revive it from the archives and give it some love.

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Freezer and Meal Prep Tips:

  • To meal prep, place in microwave safe plastic or glass containers with rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice and toppings and refrigerate to reheat for the week.
  • To freeze, divide and freeze in 1 cup portions in freezer safe containers for homemade freezer meals, ready anytime. Reheat by thawing overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave.

How To Make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my , I still love my slow cooker! I have the  (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it's done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

More Easy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes:

Slow cooker shredded chicken with corn, tomatoes and black beans. Prep this the night before and turn your crock pot on in the morning for an easy weeknight meal.
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Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

183Cals24Protein17Carbs3Fats
Total Time: 8hrs
Yield: 8servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Slow cooker shredded chicken with corn, tomatoes and black beans. Prep this the night before and turn your crock pot on in the morning for an easy weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 24oz1 1/2 lbs chicken breast
  • 14.4ozcan diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 15ozcan black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8ozfrozen corn
  • 1/4cupchopped fresh cilantro
  • 14.4ozcan fat free chicken broth
  • 3scallions, chopped
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • 1tspcayenne pepper, to taste
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Combine chicken broth, beans (drained), corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the .
  • Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top.
  • Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Thirty minutes before serving, remove chicken and shred.
  • Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Adjust salt and seasoning to taste.
  • Serve over rice or tortillas and with your favorite toppings.

Instant Pot:

  • Cook high pressure 25 minutes, quick or natural release.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 62.5mg, Sodium: 557.5mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 3.5g
Blue Smart Points: 0
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 0
Points +: 5
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