Crockpot Mexican Chicken: when you need an easy dinner
Easy prep, quick at dinner time
It is the start of the week and if you are thinking about what to do for dinner tonight you can still pull off this easy Crockpot Mexican chicken recipe. You will only need a handful of ingredients (7 to be exact!) and other than the chicken, many of them you most likely already have in your pantry. It is a great recipe for those busy weeknights when it seems like you cannot fit in another thing. This slow cooker Mexican chicken recipe is easy and tastes great. Better still, it only needs a simple salad to round out the meal. Prep time should take you no more than 10 mins in the morning and then come dinner time, all you need to do is add a simple green veggie or salad and serve away! It also makes great leftovers for lunch the next day.
Kids love it, too
Want another reason to give it a try? Adults aren’t the only ones who like this recipe. Kids LOVE this dinner. Our kids love it and we have heard from many Dinner Daily members who tell us it’s a hit with their kids, too.
Amp up the spice… if you want
We use mild salsa for the kids, but you can easily turn up the heat by using a spicy salsa or adding some green chile peppers towards the end of cooking time.
Ready to give it a try? Here’s the recipe for this easy slow cooker Mexican Chicken dinner:
Crockpot Mexican Chicken
- 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs
- 16 oz salsa mild
- 15 oz black beans drained & rinsed
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 packet taco seasoning mild
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup sour cream low fat
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray and add chicken, salsa, black beans & green pepper.
- Mix taco seasoning in bowl with broth and pour over chicken.
- Cook on low for about 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
- Right before serving stir in sour cream.
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