CROCKPOT FIESTA CHICKEN

Crockpot Fiesta ChickenWe love this recipe for crockpot fiesta chicken because you can use it so many different ways. We like it over rice, in tortillas, over noodles and we really like it over mashed potatoes! Sometimes, I even double the recipe and make several meals out of it.  You might also like to check out our recipe for chicken and broccoli quiche.

Crockpot fiesta chicken is a very versatile recipe.

4 – 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (1.5 ounce) package of taco seasoning mix
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper (Optional)
1 cup picante sauce
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with roasted onion and garlic, drained(can use any diced tomatoes, with green chilis, etc.) 
Sour cream
Shredded Cheese
                                                               
The night before you put this in the slow cooker combine the taco seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne in a bowl and mix well.  Put the chicken breasts in a large plastic ziploc bag (I use a gallon sized bag and you can put the chicken in the bag frozen) and dump in the seasonings.  Shake well to cover the chicken with the mixture.  Put in the refrigerator overnight.  The next morning place chicken breasts in crockpot and pour in any extra seasoning mix over them.  Add the chopped green pepper, onion, picante sauce, and diced tomatoes over the chicken. Cook on high for 4 – 5 hours or low for 7 – 8 hours.  Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese. Enjoy!
 
Crockpot Fiesta Chicken
 

Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken

This recipe is so easy and versatile. Your family will love it!
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Equipment

  • Slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1.5 ounce package of taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper Optional
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with roasted onion and garlic, drained(can use any diced tomatoes, with green chilis, etc.)
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  • The night before you put this in the slow cooker combine the taco seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne in a bowl and mix well. Put the chicken breasts in a large plastic Ziploc bag (I use a gallon sized bag and you can put the chicken in the bag frozen) and dump in the seasonings. Shake well to cover the chicken with the mixture. Put in the refrigerator overnight.
  • The next morning place chicken breasts in crock pot and pour in any extra seasoning mix over them. Add the chopped green pepper, onion, picante sauce, and diced tomatoes over the chicken. Cook on high for 4 – 5 hours or low for 7 – 8 hours. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese.
 
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11 Comments

  1. funny! today I put almost identical ingredients in my crockpot to make Chicken Fajitas. Gonna serve with sour cream and and flour tortillas. yummy! I hope they’re ready when I get home. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ruth terry says:

    Sometime I cheat and use salsa out of the jar. Really good on Beef roast. My granddaughter loves the beef. Calls it Salsa Roast.

  3. I’m thinking I can make this with red meat. We don’t typically buy meat (we live in an apartment and do not have room for chickens so we hunt- bear, dear, and fish are our main staple). I’ll let you know how it turns out!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thanks Jess. I would be interested to know.

      1. I tried it with bear meat last night…it was a huge success! I served it shredded with sliced peppers and onions, diced roma tomatoes, cliantro and a little bit of sour cream. So I guess we had bear fajitas! Thanks for the recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        Jessica, Sounds so good. I would certainly try it your way if I had bear meat. I have eaten a lot of different meats but don’t think I have ever tried bear meat. I have tried rattlesnake, and a lot of other critters though like possum, etc. When my children were young we lived way out in the country and people used to have wild meat cookins.

  4. patti keil says:

    Looks very delicious, similar to my “salsa chicken” I threw together on night. Definitely going to make this!

  5. This was delicious, I only made 1 small tweak by adding 1/2 tsp cayenne! This will be in regular rotation on my weekly cooking list, thanks(-=

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So happy you liked the recipe, Daniel! Thanks for letting me know, too. Have a great day.

  6. Countryside Dish says:

    I love what you did with the tortilla, that looks delicious!

  7. Oh Judy – you share so many great recipes. You should see my recipe bookmark folder – half of the recipes are yours!! LOL
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today. It was so sweet and touching – thank you!!