Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot – THM E

Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot from thecoersfamily.com

This is one of those easy meals that can be thrown together in the morning and left all day. It’s really so simple that I felt silly about putting it on the website, but Hubby kept saying I needed to share this one and I like to listen to handsome redheaded graphic artists offering advice about my blog. 

I mean, come on, check out this hunk! How could I not listen, right? Sorry single ladies, I think I got the last good one. 😉

Scott Coers and Kids

Look how tired he is, poor guy – Haha! I love easy dinners like this because I can hang out with my cuties while it’s cooking. All I have to do is throw together some rice or quinoa just before we’re ready to eat. Simple, easy, and full of flavor! This is an E (energizing) meal on the Trim Healthy Mama plan – full of healthy carbs to keep our metabolisms revved up. 

Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot – THM E

Ingredients: 

  • 4-5 large chicken breasts, thawed
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilis, drained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, or 2 tablespoons dried
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked according to directions
  • toppings: nonfat Greek yogurt, salsa, skim mozzarella cheese

Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot

In your slow cooker, add chicken breasts, canned diced tomatoes and green chilies, canned corn, and cilantro. It will look like a little party 🙂 I love all the color!

making Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot

Next, drain canned beans and rinse. Then add beans to the pot. 

making Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot

Add seasonings and stir, then cook on low for 6-8 hours. After cooking use a sturdy spoon to break up the chicken. 

Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot

About an hour before serving, prepare brown rice according to directions. You can add the cooked rice to the pot and mix – or serve the Southwest Chicken over rice, whichever you like! Our family enjoys this meal topped with nonfat plain Greek yogurt, salsa and a sprinkle of low fat mozzarella cheese. 

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Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot
This easy dinner is full of flavor and an E (energizing) meal on the Trim Healthy Mama plan
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Ingredients
  1. 4-5 large chicken breasts, thawed
  2. 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilis, drained
  3. 1 can corn, drained
  4. 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  5. 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, or 2 tablespoons dried
  6. 1 tablespoon onion powder
  7. 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  8. 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  9. 2 teaspoons salt
  10. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  11. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  12. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  13. 2 cups brown rice, cooked according to directions
  14. toppings: nonfat Greek yogurt, salsa, skim mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. In your slow cooker, add chicken breasts, canned diced tomatoes and green chilies, canned corn, and cilantro.
  2. Next, drain canned beans and rinse. Then add beans to the pot.
  3. Add seasonings and stir, then cook on low for 6-8 hours. After cooking use a sturdy spoon to break up the chicken.
  4. About an hour before serving, prepare brown rice according to directions. You can add the cooked rice to the pot and mix - or serve the Southwest Chicken over rice, whichever you like! Our family enjoys this meal topped with nonfat plain Greek yogurt, salsa and a sprinkle of low fat mozzarella cheese.
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18 thoughts on “Southwest Chicken in the Crock Pot – THM E

  1. L.D

    Thank you for listening to your handsome redhead! 🙂

    1. Natalie Sharpes

      Just how high in Carbs is it per how much of a serving?????

  2. Michelle

    Is the amount of corn inconsequential that it’s still ok to eat on THM?

    1. Amanda Coers

      Hi Michelle 🙂 Yes, generally per serving this would be a small amount of corn and okay in an E meal – but you can omit the corn entirely and still have a delicious dish!

  3. Suzanne

    Have you tried this over quinoa? I’m trying to avoid all rice, even brown rice, although I LOVE it. Just wondering…

    1. Amanda Coers

      We’ve had a similar dish in the past with quinoa 🙂

  4. waterbarrelstorage

    Would Rotel be too spicy to use for the 2 cans of tomatoes and green chilies?

    1. Amanda Coers

      I use Rotel 🙂 but I don’t name it because most folks don’t seem to know what I’m talking about

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  6. Kelli

    What is the serving size?

  7. Jill

    How many servings does this make? The rice for an E would be 1/2 cup, right? (If serving over rice rather than mixed in.) and how much of the chicken/beans/corn? Thanks!

    1. Amanda Coers

      I usually have about 1 1/2 cups chicken with 1/2 cup rice

  8. Kelley

    How much is a serving? This recipe looks great and I have put it on the meal plan for tomorrow night. Thank you for you website it has been a blessing to me and my family.

    1. Amanda Coers

      I usually eat 1 1/2 cups of chicken with 1/2 cup rice 🙂

  9. hithere90292

    Thanks Amanda, I usually make this into a tortilla soup:). I will have to make this for my meal rotation. Thank you so much. Tracy

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  11. dirinda

    Thank you for this recipe. I hadn’t seen it before, but made something very similar for dinner a couple of nights ago. I shared it on the THM Beginners page and someone pointed us to your recipe. What I did was add a packet of Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch dip instead of all your seasonings. I may have to try your way next time! By the way, I linked your recipe to my blog! Hopefully, it will throw a few people your way! Have a great weekend, Amanda!

  12. dirinda

    I linked your recipe from my blog today (http://www.dirindasdailydish.com/?p=2792). I made something very similar from a picture someone shared on THM Beginners, only I used a packet of Fiesta Ranch instead of all the seasonings you listed, and I also used a brick of Neufchatel cheese. I’m anxious to try it your way! Thanks for the recipe!


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