Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

January 9, 2012

Hi again! How was your weekend? Joey and I spend a bunch of time watching football, like four games worth. Since it’s the playoffs and all, we figure we’re justified spending hours on the couch for the next few weekends knowing the dreadful stretch of football-less weekends is coming up quickly.

A tried and true Florida Gators fan, I am still basking in the glow of the Denver Broncos-Pittsburgh Steelers game and the glory that is watching Tim Tebow pass for 316 (!!) yards. Call me obsessed and color me blue and orange.

Since we were watching so much football and entirely too absorbed to cook real meals, I did a little dump-and-stir meal for Sunday lunch that actually turned out to taste fantastic. Or so says my husband, who ate it in front of the television. The chicken was fall-apart tender and the potatoes were soft and spicy. Just the way a no-fuss stew should be. 

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
Serves 2 to 3
*2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
*1 standard-size jar of medium salsa
*1 (8- to 9- ounce) cans corn kernels, drained
*1 large baking potato (russet) cut into cubes
*1/2 cup water
*1/2 tsp. salt
*1 tsp. dried oregano
*Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
*Additional oregano (optional)

*In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine all the above ingredients except for the cheese and additional dried oregano. Cook on low heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the chicken pulls apart easily with a fork and the potatoes are tender.
*Spoon mixture into bowls with a slotted spoon and sprinkle with shredded cheese and additional dried oregano, if desired.

Happy Cooking!


  • Reply Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray January 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    This looks like a great easy dinner! Definitely on my list to try soon–I’ve really gotta make more use of my crockpot!

    P.S. Even though my boyfriend and his family are rabid Steelers fans, I will congratulate you and Tebow on your win. 😉

  • Reply Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Looks so good! I’m obsessed with crockpot meals 🙂

  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I love how easy this is! I need to take advantage of my slow cooker more often!

  • Reply Lea @ Healthy Coconut January 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    ooohhh, potatoes with Mexican flavors, that’s new for me and it sounds like a delicious idea. I love cooking with salsa, it adds so much flavor. I use salsa in my enchiladas instead of using a sauce. It works and it’s delicious.

  • Reply Urban Wife January 9, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Yay for Gator fans! I’m definitely proud of Tebow. Anyways, this recipe looks amazingly tasty and easy. My crock pot gets love all year long so new recipes are great to come across. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Emily @LivingLongfellow January 10, 2012 at 3:58 am

    I cook something similar to this fairly often, but have never put a potato in it. Something new, thanks!

  • Reply Diana January 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    My new years resolution is to use my crockpot more…and this looks perfect! I make something a little similar but without the potato – what a great idea! 🙂

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