Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken and a Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms Cheese for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Now that the school year is in full swing, it seems like I’ve got less and less time to do things around the house. With my son’s activities after school, and the baby, the day is always over before I can get things done. Plus, we’ve started a fun new family project that involves camping. I can’t wait to share that with you in the coming weeks.

So in an effort to save some time in the kitchen, I’ve been making more and more slow cooker recipes. They’re perfect for fall, and a great way to make a quick weeknight dinner that’s kid-friendly too.

For this recipe, I add chicken, corn, beans, tomatoes and Mexican spices to the slow cooker and let it cook all day. After it’s done you can serve it over rice for a quick dinner, or in a taco shell, or over tortilla chips, or just serve it by itself. Be sure to add lots of Crystal Farms Pepper Jack cheese though. That’s what really makes this dish so delicious.

tacos on white plate

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Yield: Serves 4

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Recipe

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  •  2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 oz frozen corn kernals (or 1 can rinsed and drained)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • For serving: Crystal Farms Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Warmed tortillas or Cooked white rice
  • Fresh cilantro


Add chicken, tomatoes, black beans, corn, onion and taco seasoning to slow cooker. Turn to low and cook for 6 – 8 hours, or until chicken is easy to shred.

To serve, shred chicken and mix well in crockpot. Serve in a tortilla shell or over rice garnished with fresh cilantro.

Tip: If ingredients are too soupy, cook uncovered on high for a while until it dries out some.

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  37 Responses to “Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken and a Giveaway”

  1. [email protected] — September 29, 2015 @ 4:50 pm

    Love easy chicken recipes in my slow cooker as well. Makes life so much easier with a family!

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:54 am

      it sure does!

  2. Jen — September 29, 2015 @ 7:18 pm

    I love to make pulled pork in my slow cooker!

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:55 am

      i make pulled pork pretty often too

  3. Lauren Kelly Nutrition — September 29, 2015 @ 8:24 pm

    I love my slow cooker and this recipe looks fantastic! I have to try this cheese!

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:55 am


  4. Paula - bell'alimento — September 29, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

    I love making pulled pork in the crock pot.

  5. Nutmeg Nanny — September 29, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

    What an awesome looking slow cooker dish! It looks perfect for quick weeknight dinners and of course lazy Saturday meals.

  6. Ashley — September 29, 2015 @ 11:14 pm

    My favorite recipe to make in the crock pot is chili

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:53 am

      so good!

  7. Deborah — September 29, 2015 @ 11:15 pm

    My favorite to make is chicken and dumplings

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:53 am

      That’s my son’s favorite too

  8. Sarah L — September 30, 2015 @ 12:04 am

    I recently made Kalua Pork (from in the slow cooker and it was a huge hit. With a few tweaks, it was a perfect party recipe.

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:53 am

      I’m going to have to try that!

  9. Charles-Linda Bradshaw — September 30, 2015 @ 5:58 am

    We love to make beef stew. The kids always want a double batch each time.

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:52 am

      that sounds delicious!

  10. Bena Wilbern — September 30, 2015 @ 7:11 am

    My favorite slow cooker recipe is chili! My family loves it, and I LOVE anything fast and easy in the slow cooker.

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:52 am

      I love chili too!

  11. Lana | Never Enough Thyme — September 30, 2015 @ 9:35 am

    I really love slow cookers and use my three (!) all the time. My favorite recipe for the slow cooker is probably pulled pork – always comes out tender and delicious. But, I’m loving your Fiesta Chicken, too! Perfect family weeknight dinner.

    • Angie McGowan — September 30, 2015 @ 10:52 am

      Thanks Lana!

  12. The Food Hunter — September 30, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    Never heard of this brand but I will certainly be on the look out for it.

  13. Melanie — September 30, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

    Mmmmm. And my crockpot just came out of the closet for the fall. This is a great recipe to break in crockpot season!

  14. Pat — October 1, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

    My favorite is beef stew.

  15. Vera K — October 2, 2015 @ 7:26 am

    My favorite slow cooker recipe is chili.

  16. Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — October 2, 2015 @ 2:49 pm

    Such a simple and delicious looking recipe. My favorite crock pot recipe is pulled pork.

  17. Susan Christy — October 2, 2015 @ 8:14 pm

    Pork Carnitas in the crockpot is one of my favorite things.

  18. Joan Kubes — October 2, 2015 @ 10:17 pm

    My favorite is cheesy chicken with rice. This Fiesta Chicken Recipe looks so good too, I’ll have to try it.

  19. Kim Beaulieu — October 2, 2015 @ 11:47 pm

    I love fiesta chicken, it’s so scrumptious. My kids gobble it up. This looks truly perfect, my family would demolish this so quickly. You have to love slow cookers, they are the world’s coolest appliance. Makes the life of all moms and dads so much easier. Can’t wait to check out this cheese. I’ll peek for it next time I visit the states.

  20. Lauren — October 5, 2015 @ 11:54 am

    These look so good. I’ve been in the mood for pulled chicken tacos lately – looks like I need to pull my slow cooker out!

  21. Dandi D — October 5, 2015 @ 3:27 pm

    I like to make chicken enchilada soup in the slow cooker.

  22. Peter Mathis — October 6, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    Pulled BBQ Pork

  23. Theresa — October 6, 2015 @ 11:18 am

    Believe it or not, mac and cheese! So easy in the crock pot!

  24. HS — October 6, 2015 @ 11:49 am

    I love Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies .

  25. Heather Noeth — October 6, 2015 @ 11:53 am

    Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops… They make them with garlic mashed potatoes but any side is great with these 🙂 This is a huge hit in my house!!!!! I am actually making it tomorrow 🙂 Love the slow cooker 🙂 It is one of my go to when on the go 🙂 Thank you

  26. LaTanya — October 6, 2015 @ 1:05 pm

    beef stew with a McCormick seasoning mix, potatoes and carrots.

  27. Stephanie Phelps — October 6, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

    My favorite slow cooker recipe is Loaded Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes
    4 medium russet potatoes
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    10 ounces cremini mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
    1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets, stalks peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    Salt and pepper
    1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth, hot
    2/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt, room temperature

  28. Maya — November 27, 2015 @ 8:01 pm

    I really love slow cookers,Thank you 🙂

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