Mexican Chicken (An Easy Crockpot Meal)

Every single day when I leave work I am exhausted. I’m normally pretty hungry and it is never a pretty sight to see me starving..I turn into a full on drama queen. Both my husband and my mom probably are in shock that I’ll even admit that. But it is the truth.

Anyway.. I make terrible decisions when I’m hungry. Like pulling into fast food drive-thru lines, Applebees Carside To Go, or pick up something from the grocery store I’ll most likely regret after I have it in my mouth {I did that yesterday at work. This girl came up to me with Starbursts and asked if I wanted one and I  thanked her and put a piece in my mouth. I know it’s not that big of a deal, but it was impulsive and stupid so I made myself spit it out. I’m weird, you’ll just have to get used to it.}

The point I’m trying to make is if I don’t have something planned for dinner, I’ll be the next in line at Taco Bell. So I always try to have something in mind for dinner. I always try to have something on hand so when I’m like completely starving I can make something quick and easy, like a turkey sausage or something like that. But other times, I like to make something in my Crockpot, walk into the door and eat. This is one of those meals:

 Mexican Chicken 

  • 4 thawed chicken breasts
  • 1 jar of salsa(however hot or mild you’d like)
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup (you can also make your own or use any substitute you like)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing seasoning

First you want to put your chicken breasts at the bottom of the Crockpot. You can then sprinkle the entire packet of taco seasoning and the entire packet of the ranch dressing seasoning on top.

You will need to drain and rinse your black beans. In another bowl you will want to combine your salsa, cream of chicken, and black beans and then layer that on top of the chicken in your crockpot. Then cook on low for about 7-8 hours or high for about 4-5 hours.

You will know when it is done when the chicken easily shreds apart with a fork. You’ll want to shred all the chicken and mix it all together. And that is it!

I always serve this on top of a bed of rice. I also like to add a little bit of reduced fat cheddar cheese and some fat free sour cream, but you could add any toppings you like!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you try it out, let me know how you like it!!

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