Crock Pot Tex-Mex Chicken

This is another great crock pot recipe... a few minutes of prep.. and come home to dinner... AND a healthy one too! ....  now how great is that?
I use boneless skinless chicken breasts... I like the fact this meal has virtually no fat... but you can certainly use other chicken meat.. such as thighs.... I would remove the skin if it has any.
Taco seasoning is so easy to make.. I make my own and store it in a jar... it's great for recipes like this, as well as, when I make tacos... here is the recipe...
You can substitute a commercial taco seasoning.. use as much or as little as you prefer... the listed amount on this recipe is a suggestion, it's what I use.
Put the chicken in the crock pot and sprinkle the seasoning over it.. toss it around until almost all of it is coating the chicken... yep... do it right in the crock pot... quick and easy!
I list the salsa as "fresh salsa" ... it makes a huge difference in flavor... make your own or you can find it usually in the produce section of the grocery store... although you can substitute a jarred salsa if you prefer.
I use low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained.
Rotel tomatoes are great for this... but if you can't find it.. another brand will be fine... their cans are 10 oz... if another brand is a little more or less.. it's not a problem.
If you don't have frozen corn.. you can use canned corn instead, just be sure to drain it.  It can go into the pot frozen.. not a problem.
This recipe will make about 4 servings.
I served this over white rice with a side salad of shredded lettuce, sour cream and guacamole.  A little shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onion finish this dish nicely.
I hope you try this really delicious recipe!

Recipe:  Crock Pot Tex-Mex Chicken
All you need:
About 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons taco seasoning *See TIPS
1 cup fresh salsa *see TIPS
1 can (10 oz.) Rotel Mild Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
1 can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
Cooked white rice
Garnishes (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour Cream
All you have to do:
Add the chicken to the crock pot and sprinkle with the taco seasoning... toss until most of the seasoning is coating the chicken.
Add the salsa, Rotel tomatoes, black beans and corn... stir well.
Set the crock pot on low and cook for about 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
Serve over cooked white rice.

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