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Chicken and Black Beans in the Crock Pot

My good friend Rachel introduced me to this recipe a few months ago. She got the recipe from her sister and so-on and so-forth. Rachel and her sister altered the recipe, and I’ve done the same as well. I’m not even sure of the real name to this recipe, but this is what I call it in my house.
I’m always looking for a great crock pot recipe, and this indeed is by far my favorite to date, I thought “salsa chicken” was amazing–think again! This recipe is super fresh in taste and does not lack flavor. I’ve made it at least 3 times since I first tried this recipe 2 months back, and I’ve even frozen and reheated containers. This will make a lot of food, and best of all you can eat it many different ways. The first night with rice, the second, as burrito’s or taco’s, for lunch shredded chicken nacho’s or even a quesadilla! It’s so flavorful and I don’t feel at all guilty when I eat this dish. I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it just as much as I do!

Source: My Friend Rachel!
Chicken and Black Beans in the Crock Pot

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 4-6


  • 2 boneless chicken breast, salted and peppered
  • 1 can black beans (drained)
  • 2 cups diced onion, bell peppers, and zucchini
  • 2 cups fresh tomato salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • shredded cheddar cheese for toping
  • wedge of avocado


  1. 1. In a crock pot place the chicken breast, drained black beans, vegetables, salsa, frozen corn, green chilies, and chili powder into the crock pot. Mix the wet ingredients on top and set the crock pot on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).
  2. 2. Prior to serving, remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred with a fork. Add the chicken back to the crock pot and add the quarter cup minced cilantro, mix well. Serve with rice and a wedge of avocado and shredded cheese if desired.

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6 Responses to “Chicken and Black Beans in the Crock Pot”

  1. Lisa posted on April 27, 2011 at 3:23 am (#)

    This does sound extremely delicious.

  2. Kim B. posted on April 28, 2011 at 2:21 am (#)

    Every Weds is crock pot day at my house. I'm ALWAYS on the look out for recipes my WHOLE family would like. This looks GREAT!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy posted on April 29, 2011 at 10:39 am (#)

    I love meals like this! I'd probably put this over a salad and everyone else would eat it on a tortilla or with tortilla chips! Sounds great, thanks!

  4. amy @ fearless homemaker posted on September 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm (#)

    I’m obsessed with my new crock-pot + this is totally my type of meal. very similar to the mexican chicken I posted recently. yum! =)

    • Katie replied on September 4th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Yes, I love my crock pot. I love this recipe–super simple and good for you!


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