Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

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(Last Updated On: September 3, 2020)

Enjoy this healthy Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Recipe with your family. This easy dinner idea can be prepped ahead of time and made into a Freezer to Crockpot meal.

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Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

I love an easy dinner. A dinner that is light, delicious, and one that I can just toss in the crockpot. This Southwest Chicken Recipe is just that. You can easily toss it in the slow cooker before you head out the door in the morning, or make it a freezer to crockpot meal. Freezer to crockpot meals are nice because they allow you to plan ahead and make for a really easy morning πŸ™‚

Healthy Southwest Chicken

When chicken is on sale, it’s the perfect time to stock up and make a few freezer to crockpot meals, I checked out my Flipp app and noticed that Chicken Breasts were on sale for just $3 a pound at Winn Dixie, so that’s exactly what I did!

I grabbed extra chicken, grabbed my neighbor, and we worked together to prep a couple of these Southwest Chicken Freezer to Crockpot meals so we both had a few dinners ready to go for our families when we needed them πŸ™‚

Here is my Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Recipe. Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

This easy slow cooker recipe is prepped in about 5 minutes and can be made into a freezer meal for meal planning. Healthy and delicious!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, easy recipes, slow cooker
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Author: Tracy



  • 1Β½-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can southwest or fiesta corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 16 oz your favorite salsa I recommend medium to hot heat to added flavor
  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese


  • Write name of recipe and cooking time on a freezer bag
  • Cut the cream cheese into cubes
  • Add all the ingredients into a large freezer bag
  • Place in freezer until ready for use
  • When ready for use thaw the night before and place in slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low
  • About 30 minutes before the meal is going to be served remove and shred the chicken and place back in the slow cooker so that the chicken is nice and juicy
  • Serve over rice or in tortillas or taco shells
  • Enjoy!


If you are making this as a freezer meal, skip steps 1-4 in the instructions and just place everything into the slow cooker.
Forget to take out the meal from the freezer the night before? No worries, I do it ALL THE TIME! Just place the frozen ingredients into the crockpot and allow it to cook on low for approx. 8 hours, be sure to stir it every now and then.
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Southwest Chicken Freezer to Crockpot Meal

I hope you and your family enjoy this Southwest Chicken Crockpot Recipe as much as we do!

Crockpot Southwest Chicken

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8 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

  1. I love my crock pot! I make spaghetti sauce, and keep it in there on low. It also doesn’t heat up the kitchen. I’m going to steal your recipe. Thanks.

  2. We love mexican food and we love easy meals. This looks and sounds delicious and I love that you can throw it in the crock pot and let it cook. Pinning for my recipes.

  3. My husband would love this. I’m not a bean lover (one of my faults, my husband will say!) but I can eat black beans if they are mixed with corn and salsa – so that means this would be a meal that would work for both of us!

  4. This recipe looks amazing ! My crockpot is like my best friend so I’ll be trying this one soon !

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