Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fiesta Chicken - in the Crockpot!

The heating element in our oven broke, so we are unable to use it until we can get a replacement. For me, this is very hard because I like to make casserole or bake things in the oven for dinner - not to mention my serious withdrawals from desserts (cookies, brownies, cakes!). So I am trying to find new recipes to utilize my crockpot.

I found this recipe somewhere (can't remember where now!) a few weeks ago and have been meaning to try it out. Well, I finally did it yesterday. I was able to throw everything in there in the morning and it was ready to go  at dinnertime - I love those kinds of meals. Here is the recipe:

Fiesta Chicken
2 or 3 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
1 can corn - drained
1 can black beans - drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup of salsa (any kind you like)
2 T taco seasoning
2 cups white rice
Shredded cheese/sour cream - any other toppings you like

Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot (mine were frozen and did fine). Put cream of chicken soup, corn, black beans, salsa and taco seasoning on top. Cook in crockpot for 3-4 hours on High or 7-8 hours on Low. The chicken should be very tender and should shred easily when you stir everything together.

Cook the rice as directed on the box. Put rice in a bowl, Fiesta chicken on top of it and add any toppings you like and enjoy!

This was super easy and delicious! Everyone in my family enjoyed it and it made enough for us to eat another night as well! We will definitely be making this more often.

I apologize for not having any pictures - I completely forgot to use my camera on it because it was on the charger. I hope to have some pics for the next recipe I do!

What good recipes do you have for skillet or crockpot dinners?



  1. Oooh! That sounds fantastic!!! Added it to my recipe file!

  2. Sounds yummy! My croc pot broke, so this is a good excuse to get a new one. I need to start using these kind of recipes more. Thanks for the recipe.