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...
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Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

Patricia Stagich

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.  

—Adapted from skinnytaste.com

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Notes

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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.