Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken

Updated:Apr 18,2014

Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken

Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken



6 servings

About $1.63 per serving

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon oregano
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional and variable depending on how spicy you like your chicken!)
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins, visible fat removed
1-14.5 oz can 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.
This chicken is flavorful and extremely versatile; serve as a salad over a bed of lettuce, use for tacos or sandwich meat on a whole-wheat tortilla or bun.

Per serving: 
Total Fat2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol48 mg
Sodium288 mg
Carbohydrates5 g
Fiber1 g
Sugars0 g
Protein17 g
Potassium493 mg
Calcium24 mg

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit  

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