Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Recipe -
Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 6+ hrs

Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken

Recipe by  

"Let your slow cooker do the work! You can serve up this zesty chicken dish with peppers, corn, salsa and shredded cheese with or without hot cooked rice."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    6 hrs 15 mins


  1. Toss chicken with seasoning and flour in slow cooker. Stir in all remaining ingredients except shredded cheese; cover with lid.
  2. Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours).
  3. Stir before serving. Top with shredded cheese.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Special Extra:
  • Serve spooned over hot cooked rice. Garnish with sliced green onions and chopped cilantro.
  • Creative Leftovers:
  • Cool any leftovers, then refrigerate up to 3 days. To reheat, cook in skillet on medium heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve wrapped in flour tortillas.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 11, 2011

I didn't want to run a huge slow cooker for a small amount of meat. For me, one pound of of chicken was two chicken breasts. I didn't bother cutting it into strips, I just cut each of the breasts in half and laid them in my smaller "dipper" crockpot over the frozen corn, sprinkled the (homemade) taco seasoning/flour mix over the top and poured the (organic) salsa over. I let that go all day until dinner, then lifted the chicken out and shredded it with two forks, then mixed it back with the sauce.. I sauteed the peppers (I didn't cook them with the meat as I didn't want them to be limp) with some onion and fresh garlic. When I made the wraps, I layered the onion/garlic/peppers on the tortilla, then spooned some of the chicken/salsa/corn mix over it, then sprinkled it with cheese. Surprizingly good. We all loved it, especially me because I didn't have to make a big production over dinner OR drag out the ginormous crockpot and it was an easy way to make fajitas. In a roundabout way, I guess. This is a keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2011

Tasty, but tasted more like chili to me than a Mexican-inspired dish. I won't be making this again.

Jan 27, 2011

Makes a big batch, and you can vary the flavor a little based on what kind of salsa you use. I use half of a bag of frozen "stir fry" mix (onions, red and green peppers) to save time, too. We eat it over brown rice and leave off the cheese.

Feb 04, 2011

This was amazing and so full of flavor! I cooked it on high for 4 hours and added the bell peppers during the last hour. Everything came out perfect! It made a large batch, but there weren't any leftovers because we couldnt get enough! DEFINITELY making this again...SOON!

Feb 10, 2011

Awesome! I used all the ingredients listed but I was w/out my slow cooker (that usually never leaves my counter!) so I baked this in the oven. Here's how it went down: 1. I used 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (left them whole). 2. Mixed the flour, taco seasoning and corn together in a bowl along with the salsa. 3. I arranged the chicken and the sliced peppers in a lightly sprayed baking dish. 4. I poured/spread the salsa mixture over everything. 5. Baked it at 375 for 1 hour. 6. I added the mexican blend of cheese (just over the chicken breasts) with 20 minutes left on the timer. DELICIOUS. Everyone cleaned their plates! Will definitely be making this again!

Jan 28, 2011

I made this for the first time tonight and it was a hit! Left out the corn. Substituted an orange pepper instead of green. Served over white rice with sharp cheddar cheese. Fresh cilantro on top. Fabulous...can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow :)

Feb 11, 2011

Oh my, I have to give this 5 stars. This was an awesome dish. I added an onion in and it all turned out deli-sh. I served over white rice. I will defiantly make this again and again.

Jan 28, 2011

Incredibly simply to make (especially if you use the stir fried pepper mix as a previous reviewer suggested). Very tasty to eat. Definitely a keeper.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 31.7 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 1152 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Crunchy Kale Snacks
Crunchy Kale Snacks

Kale is the healthy, green leaf that transforms into a crunchy snack chip in your oven.

So Many Pork Chop Recipes
So Many Pork Chop Recipes

You can't go wrong choosing from over 400 pork chop recipes with ratings and tips!

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Gravy

See how to make pan-seared chicken breasts in a chipotle and green onion gravy.

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Tender shredded chicken makes a 5-star filling for tacos and enchiladas.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

See how to make a simple, satisfying chicken dinner.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States