Crockpot Mexican Chicken

Crockpot Mexican Chicken

A couple weeks back, during the cleanse, I was determined to find a meal to prepare in my crockpot.  I had been so excited to get my crockpot from Beth for Christmas, but then got way too busy to use it and next thing I knew we were doing the cleanse and I was afraid I’d have to wait even longer to use it.  Until I stumbled upon this recipe fro “Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken.”  It fit all of the requirements of the cleanse and seemed really easy, so I decided to give it a try!

I’m a big fan of spice, so I decided to add a few things to this recipe including: 2 jalapenos, a bell pepper and an Anaheim chili.

I did all the chopping the night before so that I could just throw everything in the next day.

Needless to say the next morning I was entirely too giddy about cooking my first crockpot meal!  I got to work and was telling my officemates about my recipe and the immediately told me that I was going to have a smoky, burned mess when I got home because I didn’t add any water to the crockpot.  I was freaked out!

What if I got home and this:








was inedible?  Fortunately that was not the case!  Look how good it turned out:







I was so relieved and excited that not only did the meal turn out, but it was SO good!  I had picked up a bag of Uncle Ben’s Instant Brown Rice and we had a cleanse approved  meal.

This probably isn’t the most picture, but this is what it looked like on the plate:







If you clicked on the recipe link above, you’ll notice my chicken has a lot more “flair” to it, if you will (not sure why since you can’t really even see the additional peppers I added), than the picture from Tosca Reno’s post.  Maybe my small jar of salsa was bigger than the one she used?

I have no made this meal 3 times and each time it has been a little different.  Second time I didn’t add in all the extra peppers but I did add in some garlic powder and onion powder.  The first two times I added in frozen diced onions because I already had them.  And all three times, because I love it, I added cilantro.

You can definitely make this dish your own! A twitter follower told me they added avocado to it.  I also saw a very similar recipe posted elsewhere that included added cheese.  So be sure to have fun with it!

Do you use a slow cooker? What are your favorite recipes, post a link or share a recipe in the comment section I am anxious to try more crockpot receipes!


  1. Yes ma’am (as you know)!

    Here are a few of my favorites:

    (Disclaimer: I tweak every recipe I use – usually by using much more seasoning than called for and little extras like peppers, veggies, etc.)

    (I add onion and jalepenos while cooking, and cilantro at the end, and instead of adding any water, I use a little bit of chicken broth to thin the salsa verde out just a bit. I also season the chicken with cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and a bit of red pepper.)

    (I eyeball everything in this recipe, because I use MUCH more seasoning, etc. than she calls for. I also usually use about 3-4 lbs. of pork.)

    (She makes this in a Dutch oven, but it’s just as good in a crock pot, and easier. Watch your liquid – you won’t need as much, and you don’t want your crock pot to overflow. Also, a smaller cut of pork may be necessary, depending on the size of your pot.)

  2. I forgot one! I made it up and don’t have a name for it, but it is GOOD.

    Slice one onion and lay onion slices in the bottom of the crock pot.
    Season 4-6 chicken breasts however you like (for this, I use Mrs. Dash garlic and herb, and add a little oregano, usually).
    Lay the chicken breasts on top of the onion.
    Slice up about 2-4 yellow (or crookneck) squash, depending on size, and about 4 potatoes or so, whichever kind you prefer.
    Throw that in with the chicken, along with a small bag of baby carrots.
    Pour a bottle of Italian dressing (doesn’t matter what kind) on top of the whole mess and cook on low for about 8 hours.

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