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Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken

Hi, it’s Jenn, from Eat Cake For Dinner. I’m back again and this time I am sharing a reaaaaally good dinner recipe with all of you.

 I’ve decided I should use my slow cooker more often, at least on the weekends. It’s hard for me to use it during the week, because if I started a dish before work, by the time I got home, it would be way over cooked. Maybe I should get one of those slow cookers where it automatically flips to “warm” when the cooking time is over. Does anyone have one like that? Do you like it?

 This chicken only takes a few minutes to put together and in just a few hours, you can have a terrific dinner ready for your family.

 The chicken was so tender and shredded apart beautifully. We did not skimp on the toppings. Sour cream, Cheddar cheese, cilantro, green onions and tomato made this already delicious chicken dish even better. It doesn’t get much easier than this!

Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken

Recipe slightly adapted from: Kraft

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Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken

By: Jenn H
A super easy and delicious shredded chicken dish that is made in the slow cooker.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings



  • Place frozen chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle with taco seasoning.
  • Add the chopped bell pepper, corn, beans and salsa.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 - 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Shred chicken. Serve over cooked rice and top with desired toppings.


Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 51gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1765mgPotassium: 1478mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1218IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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About Jenn H

Hi, I’m Jenn and I blog over at Eat Cake For Dinner. I love being in the kitchen and spending my spare time cooking, baking and blogging. I like all types of food, but cake and frosting are my favorites. If you ask me, the more frosting the better!

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  1. I have recently bought a slow cooker with a timer on it. Indispensable now. I set it to start cooking after 11.00am and I arrive home to a perfect dinner.

  2. I have a 6 quart Hamilton Beach slow cooker with the automatic “warm”. I absolutely love it. I had 2 Crockpot brand slow cookers that would boil food on the “low” setting. My food was consistently overcooked. Meat was falling off the bone but all dried out. Yuck. I did some research on line and found that those slow cookers often have that problem. I got rid of them and never looked back. No, I’m not a rep, just a happy camper with a slow cooker that cooks perfectly.

  3. This looks absolutely delicious, Alyssa! And I’m not just saying that because I haven’t had dinner yet. 😉

  4. Slow cooker chicken like this is one of my favorites and this recipe looks delicious! I love that this is such a healthy and easy meal! Thank goodness for crock pots!!