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Slow Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken Recipe

This Slow Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken is simple, tasty, and makes a perfect freezer meal. It is fresh, delicious, and full of flavor. You will love this recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Chicken Dinner, Budget friendly dinner, Easy dinner recipe, Freezer Meal
Servings: 5
Calories: 374kcal

Equipment

  • Large Ziplock Bag
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces black beans 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • 14 ounces corn 1 can. drained
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning packet
  • cup water
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  • If making this into a freezer meal, label a gallon-sized resealable freezer bag with the title of the recipe and how to long to cook in the slow cooker. (If you aren't making it into a freezer meal, jump ahead to step #5).
  • Dump the black beans, corn, salsa, taco seasoning, and water in the resealable bag and mix until all the ingredients are combined. Add the chicken breasts and zip the bag closed. Place in the freezer until ready to use (it will last in the freezer for up to 90 days).
  • When ready to cook, remove bag from freezer and place in fridge overnight so that it can thaw. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and dump bag ingredients into the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-7 hours (until chicken is completely done).
  • Shred meat and serve however you want (in tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, etc). Garnish with cheese, sour cream, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and hot sauce.
  • If you aren't making this into a freezer meal, dump black beans, corn, taco seasoning, and water in crock pot and mix together until seasoning is dissolved. Place chicken breasts on top and spread salsa on chicken. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours. Shred chicken and serve however you want (in tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, etc). Garnish with cheese, sour cream, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and hot sauce.

Notes

You can also skip the freezing step of this recipe and dump all ingredients directly into your slow cooker, then cook on high for 4-5 hours (or low for 6-7 hours).
You can cook this recipe ahead of time, wait for it to cool, and then put it in the freezer for a quick and healthy dinner when you don't have time to cook. Either option of freezing works great.
Optional garnish toppings:
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • avocado (diced)
  • lettuce (shredded)
  • tomatoes (diced)
  • hot sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 1106mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 457IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg