Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

My niece recently moved into her first apartment and bought her first Crock Pot.  As a full-time teacher, she has been looking for easy, Crock Pot meals to make with her busy schedule.  
She called me the other day to share this delicious Santa Fe Chicken recipe.  Everything can be prepared the night before - pop in the Crock and have a great Mexican meal ready when you get home.
Tender, juicy shredded chicken breast is combined with black beans and corn and can be served over rice, as a filling for a burrito, or served with tortilla chips.  
Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

1-1/2 lbs. chicken breasts (2 large)
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
8 oz. frozen corn
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
1-3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 scallions, chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. McCormick Mojito Lime Seasoning (or chili powder)
Salt to taste

Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes (with their juice), cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and Mojito Lime Seasoning or chili power in the crock pot.  Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and lay on top.

Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours.  Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred.  Return chicken to slow cooker and stir.  Adjust salt and seasonings to taste.  Serve over rice or tortillas and your favorite toppings.

Cook's Note:  There will seem like there is quite a bit of liquid in this recipe.  After shredding the chicken and returning it to the Crock Pot, the liquid is absorbed into the chicken making it tender and juicy.


  1. This looks delicious! I love any kind of Mexican food, and easy slow cooker recipes can't be beat. Pinned :)

  2. Yum! Now I am craving chicken! I love roasting whole chickens on Sunday evenings, and I always use the bones to make a broth. It’s a great way to have a surplus of broth in the freezer, and it’s so handy when anyone in my house gets sick! I will try this recipe the next Sunday I roast a chicken 🙂


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