Check out this great Simple Cooking with Heart recipe for southwest slow cooker chicken. Your family is sure to love it!

  • Serves 6
  • 113 Calories
  • 288 mg Sodium

Southwest Slow Cooker ChickenIngredients

  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional and variable depending on how spicy you like your chicken!)
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins, all visible fat discarded
  • 14.5 oz. canned, no-salt-added, diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-3 oz. canned green chilies
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth


  1. In a small bowl, stir together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano and cayenne pepper (optional).
  2. Place chicken in slow cooker and sprinkle half of seasoning mixture over chicken. Flip with a fork and sprinkle other half of seasoning mixture over chicken.
  3. Pour tomatoes, chilies and chicken broth over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook over low setting for 8-10 hours, or over high setting for 3-4 hours. Chicken make break apart easily with fork once cooked.

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