Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Stacks

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Stacks

If the stress of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday has you, well…stressed and you need a quick no-fuss meal, look no further.

Four ingredients tossed in the crockpot and cooked to tender perfection, then smothered in delicious toppings such as lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, sour cream and cheese and all on a bed of tortilla chips.

Seriously, you can’t get much easier, more delicious and more kid-friendly than this.

I make this meal all the time on those days when dinner just isn’t in the cards and I’ve had the forethought to pull out the crockpot and let it do the work for me. We love this meal in our family and the chicken-bean filling would be delicious in quesadillas or burritos as well.

Have a really fantastic Thanksgiving holiday and be sure to check back here on Monday – you won’t believe what will be starting.

I’ll give you a hint: Sugar Rush.

What To ServeServe on a bed of tortilla chips and top with additional garnishes: lettuce, tomato, avocado, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, lime wedges, etc.

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Stacks

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa

Directions:

  1. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of the slow cooker. Pour frozen corn into the bottom of the slow cooker and place the frozen chicken breasts on top. Cover with beans and salsa. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with forks. Return to the slow cooker and stir until the chicken, corn, beans and salsa are combined.
  2. Serve on a bed of tortilla chips and top with additional garnishes: lettuce, tomato, avocado, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, lime wedges, etc.

Notes:

UPDATE 2016: Over the years, I’ve continued to make this recipe but have altered it just a bit. Most of the time we eat it over brown rice (made in the InstantPot – yum!) and I usually add an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce plus 1 teaspoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon cumin to the recipe.

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Recipe Source: from my sister-in-law Erin