Plated slow cooker mexican chicken over rice.
5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

This slow cooker mexican chicken is delicious, packed with flavor and a breeze to throw together! It is super versatile and can be served over rice, as part of a salad or anything else!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican chicken recipe, slow cooker mexican chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 342 kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


  • 3 medium chicken breasts
  • 15 oz corn 1 can, drained (see note)
  • 15 oz black beans 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes 1 can, NOT drained
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 small jalapeno minced (or substitute 1 4-oz can of diced green chilies)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder see note
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 chicken bullion cube
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese shredded, see note


  1. In a large slow cooker, combine corn, beans, tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno.
  2. Nestle chicken breasts into the vegetables and add bullion cube.
  3. Mix seasonings together (see note) and sprinkle over the top of everything in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low 6-8 hours, or high 3-4 hours.
  5. If possible, turn chicken breasts and give everything a light mix halfway through cooking.
  6. After the cooking time is up, top chicken breasts with cheese and cover for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  7. Garnish as desired and serve over rice, over lettuce as a salad, or any other way else you choose!

Recipe Notes

Can weights will vary, close to 15 ounces is fine. It's just the normal can size. 

All of the spices can be substituted our for 1 packet of taco seasoning.

Cheddar or montery jack or a combination of both can be used instead of colby jack.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 618mg 26%
Potassium 857mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 6g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 18.5%
Calcium 21.9%
Iron 20.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.