365 Days of Slow Cooking: Day 125: Creamy Black Bean Salsa Chicken
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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day 125: Creamy Black Bean Salsa Chicken

2 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup salsa
1 can (15 oz) corn, drained
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained
1 pkg taco seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Place chicken in slow cooker. Pour broth, salsa, corn, beans, and taco seasoning over chicken. Cover and cook on low heat 6-8 hours or on high heat 3-4 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Stir sour cream and cheese into sauce in slow cooker, then put chicken back in. Serve with tortillas, rice, or tortillas chips.

I had my sister and brother-in-law from Denver at my home over Memorial day weekend. It is always fun to cook for other people. They loved this dish. Ryan said that he would give it 5 stars because he would eat it every week. Mel said she would give it 4 stars. I made homemade whole wheat tortillas for the first time in my life. They turned out very tasty. Not at all round shaped like they were supposed to be, but they still tasted good. The only problem with this meal was that it was too runny. The chicken was perfect it was so tender and yummy. So I'm wondering if I took out some of the liquid if the chicken would cook as well??? Somebody try it and let me know. :)
4 stars


  1. We look like such dorks. Love it.

  2. Anonymous2/6/09 15:52

    I have this recipe and I just drain the juice or leave out the chicken broth. I use it all the time. I make salads, tacos, serve it over rice. It is very diverse!

  3. This very close to one I make on the stove top. We really like it and the recipe has been requested from family(even the picky kids ate it) and others. It is very healthy. I even made it while camping! The recipe I have only has 4 ingredients!!!! I liked this version, it added a couple new ingredients. I did leave out the broth at the begining, but half way through added a couple splash's 1/8 cup? to moisten every thing up.

  4. We made this and i just drained the extra liquid before adding the sour cream and cheese. It was tasty. Tonight's leftovers too.

  5. I just saw you on Good Things Utah and I love this blog!! I am trying this dish tonight. I am having so much fun looking through all the recipes. I was in such a cooking rut and with summer so hot I don't want to cook and this is just what I needed. Thanks!

  6. Anonymous23/1/10 11:33

    This recipe was soooo YUMMY!! I love your site!! This recipe was voted a keeper for sure!! Thank you so much!! 5 stars all the way!!

  7. Anonymous1/2/10 20:29

    Just thought I would let you know that I just found your blog today, and I love it!!! Thank you so much for posting all of your recipes and all of your work! It will truly make a difference in another SAHM who is always looking for good dinner ideas! THANKS!

  8. I make this alot too except we call it Mexican Chicken. No broth,no sour cream but 2 cans corn, black beans. Optional toppings onion, cheese, or tomatoes. Serve over rice or with chips ... lefties make a great taco salad. Love your blog.

  9. THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU! You are making my life so much easier. We loved the Thai Chicken and we are excited for this dish.

  10. So excited to use some crockpot recipes since with 4 children and a new baby, I can never predict if I can cook dinner- crockpot solves my problems. Thanks you for doing all the leg work!