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Slow-Cooker Crockpot Southwestern Chicken and Rice

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Slow-Cooker Crockpot Southwestern Chicken and Rice is a quick and easy Mexican Crockpot recipe with chicken, rice, tomato and creamy cheese. Perfect healthy recipe for easy weeknight dinners, meal prep, and meal planning. This is a healthy version with brown rice. Feel free to use white rice or whatever you prefer.

Slow-Cooker Southwestern Chicken and Brown Rice is the perfect cure for a busy lifestyle. I feel like I’m always in a hurry. I’m always pressed for time and running to accomplish my next “to-do.” I rarely skip out on my meal prep. Slow-cooker recipes often save me! It is so simple to just pile your ingredients in a pot, set the timer, and come back later when you have time. 

Calories: 371     Fat: 7G     Net Carbs: 42G     Protein: 30G

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Slow-Cooker Southwestern Chicken and Brown Rice 

Slow-Cooker Southwestern Chicken and Brown Rice

 I am obsessed with slow-cooker liners! These liners from Amazon really save so much time. Less cleaning is key! 

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If I am meal prepping, I usually load all of the ingredients into the slow-cooker early on Sunday morning. 

By that evening I have returned to this! From here, I can load it up into portioned meal prep containers for the week. If I prep this meal on a weekday, I add everything to the pot before work. Then I come home to the perfect weeknight meal!

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slow cooker southwestern chicken with brown rice

These meal prep trays  are a favorite! They really help out with meal planning.

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Slow-Cooker Crockpot Southwestern Chicken and Rice

Slow-Cooker Crockpot Southwestern Chicken and Rice is a quick and easy Mexican Crockpot recipe with chicken, rice, tomato and creamy cheese. Perfect healthy recipe for easy weeknight dinners, meal prep, and meal planning. This is a healthy version with brown rice. Feel free to use white rice or whatever you prefer.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot chicken and rice, slow cooker chicken and rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 371kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz chicken breast
  • 8 oz tomato sauce canned
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup red onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup brown long-grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can Rotel drained
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 cup low-fat shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 can reduced-fat sodium black beans drained
  • 1/2 can whole kernel corn drained
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Line a crockpot with a crockpot liner.
  • Add all of the ingredients, except the cheese, to the crockpot and stir.
  • Cover and allow it to cook for 4 and 1/2 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and shred. Add the chicken and shredded cheese to the pot and stir.
  • Serve!
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 371kcal
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Recipe Rating




Amanda Brown

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Really great recipe, tried it out today and it taste great but I would recommend cooking rice separately because our did not cook through even after 4 hours on high.

Kris

Thursday 4th of October 2018

Do you drain the corn and beans before adding?

staysnatched

Sunday 7th of October 2018

Hi there! Yes.

Prajakta Sharma

Sunday 14th of January 2018

I am a vegetarian but my cousin loved your recipe. He loves chicken and will be trying it next weekend.

Ananda

Sunday 14th of January 2018

I love slow cooker one-pot meals! this looks so yummy, brown rice is our fav to use!

Melissa

Saturday 13th of January 2018

I love slow cooker recipes. It's something I totally need for my anything but slow life! This recipe looks really delicious!