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Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken
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
- In a small bowl, stir together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano and cayenne pepper (optional).
- 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.
- Pour tomatoes, chilies and chicken broth over the chicken in the slow cooker.
- 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.
Recipe copyright © 2012 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 heart.org/simplecooking.