Easy Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken


Easy slow cooker Santa Fe chicken. Serve over rice or tortillas with your favorite toppings.

mid high angle looking at a large bowl of slow cooker santa fe chicken
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fat-free chicken broth

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers

  • 1 (8 ounce) bag frozen corn

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 scallions, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • salt to taste

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Combine black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, corn, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt in the crock pot. Season chicken breast with salt and lay atop the beans mixture.

  2. Cook on Low for 9 1/2 hours.

  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker to a cutting board; shred into strands, return to the slow cooker, and stir into the beans mixture.

  4. Continue cooking on Low for 30 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can cook this on High for just 6 hours. Remove chicken to shred after 5 1/2 hours and let simmer another 30 minutes after returning chicken to the slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
2g Fat
18g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 548mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 422mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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