Slow Cooker Black Beans and Chicken

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We love recipes with minimal ingredients, and with only two main ingredients in this tasty dish, our Black Beans and Chicken fits the bill. The slow cooker works to make the lean chicken and whole black beans in this recipe incredibly tender and juicy. Add a little bit of your favorite salsa (We love our Tex-Mex Salsa recipe) and pile some of this easy dish upon a whole-wheat tortilla, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, yet hearty meal, with a Mexican flair!

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Chicken recipes are great when you are cooking for one, cooking for a family, or cooking for an entire dinner party. Whether you are hoping to impress someone or you just want to stick to your diet, chicken dishes are always a sure hit. They are healthy and delicious and Mexican-style is a great way to prepare chicken. The spicy Mexican flavors blend well with the black beans and chicken, making this one of the best chicken meals you will ever make. Our black beans and chicken dish is a sure hit and can be made ahead in your slow cooker, so it is ready to eat when your family gets hungry.

Slow Cooker Black Beans and Chicken

Slow Cooker Black Beans and Chicken

Yields: 9 Servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 276 | Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 32 mg | Sodium: 827 mg | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 18 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6 |

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breast
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups no-sugar added chunky salsa
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker, except tortillas. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Shred it with a fork and spoon into tortilla. Serve with your favorite toppings or on it's own!
  2. Tip: This chicken is great in a taco salad!
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This yummy recipe was created and submitted by Mary Sabat, MS,RD,LD BodyDesignsbyMary

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33 Comments on "Slow Cooker Black Beans and Chicken"

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  2. Debbi  June 10, 2012

    This is probably one of my favorite of your crockpot recipes! 

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  3. Rita Dore  July 26, 2012

    bought the ingredients for this recipe, can't wait to make it this weekend for a fiesta dinner night!

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  4. Deborah Rancour Coul  August 27, 2012

    You've inspired me during the 5:00 hour. I'm pinch hitting. Only had green salsa, so threw that in. Have a jar of green Mole, which I've never tried, so threw a few Tbls. of that in with a chopped tomato. Will need to pick up black beans. Fingers crossed that it is as good as yours. Thanks for the inspiration every day!!! Have a blessed week everybody!!

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 27, 2012

      Deborah, Thank you! Please let us know how it turned out. 🙂

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  5. Kelli  August 29, 2012

    I would like to double the recipe…how long do you think I should cook it for in the slow cooker?

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 29, 2012

      K, The same amount of time, just on the high end…6 hours.

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  6. Ben Farinas  September 8, 2012

    Hi Ms. Skinny,
    LOve your site, and not to mention the recipe!!! AWESOME!AWESOME! AWESOME! will definitely spread the word, and if you have a minute please by all means stop over to http://www.crockpotking.com, and tell your facebook & twitter friends because I'm definitely going to tell them about your site!

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  7. Ben Farinas  September 8, 2012

    The same time as the original recipe!

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  8. Ben Farinas  September 8, 2012

    Way to go Deborah!!!

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  9. Stacey  July 23, 2013

    I have made this recipe for a long time… both in skillet & the crock. We add onions, taco seasoning & cumin (yes, the taco seasoning adds a bit of salt BUT gives it an awesome flavor!). We also just use rotel (either the hot or original, depending on our mood). We also don't drain anything until before serving so all the juices merge & flavor it all.

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 24, 2013

      Stacey, Thanks for sharing your tips! 🙂

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  10. Toni Hamilton  July 24, 2013

    I'm having trouble signing up! I don't have bulk mail; I looked in my spam folder and junk mail but still don't see an email from you so that I can confirm. I really do want to join so I can enjoy all the benefits! Love this site! Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    Thanks!

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 25, 2013

      Toni, I would recommend signing up one more time. Let us know if you receive the newsletter..or not. 🙂

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  11. Julie  July 31, 2013

    Hi there! This recipe looks great and I am armed with ingredients to try it. I'm unclear how the calorie amounts can be figure when there are no measurements specified in the ingredient list. Do you by chance have the measurements/weights needed?

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 1, 2013

      Julie, Just updated! Thanks. 🙂

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      • Julie  August 1, 2013

        Yay, thanks so much!!!

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  12. Roseann  August 30, 2013

    I'm sorry, but can you clarify — do you put the chicken, beans, salsa AND tortillas in the slow cooker, or are the tortillas for after the other three ingredients cook?

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 31, 2013

      Tortillas do not go in the slow cooker. Add the chicken to the tortillas after cooking and shredding.

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  13. Karen  November 5, 2013

    I'm still not clear as to the correct amount of chicken is. I estimated at a pound. Hope it turns out OK.

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  14. Claudia  November 25, 2013

    This is in my crockpot right now for dinner tonight! I took one of the posted suggestions and added a packet of low-sodium taco seasoning and a few shakes of cumin. My house smells delicious! I can't wait to try it!

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  15. Danielle  August 5, 2014

    This was great! I added some tomatillos that stewed along with everything else and added a nice flavor. I made some fresh guacamole to add to the finished product. It was very delicious and my husband loved it, too!

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  16. Laylah  September 12, 2014

    Do you happen to know how many points it is w/out the tortilla?
    Thanks!

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    • SkinnyMs  September 15, 2014

      Laylah, Minus 1 point for the tortilla.

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  17. Stephaany Yocich  September 16, 2014

    Your chicken "fits my bill" LOL. I'm using this tongight, as I'm supposed to have some chicken and dairy for dinner in my Loaded Gun diet.

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  18. Christina  January 4, 2016

    Does anyone know the nutrition facts for this without the tortilla? Tortilla nutrition ranges so much that I would simply like to know what half a cup of the chicken, beans, and salsa would be. Then I can factor in the best tortilla I can find. Love this recipe though!

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    • Melissa Florero  January 5, 2016

      Christina, This nutrition data has been updated with our new calculator and does not include the tortilla. Lettuce also works in place of a tortilla. 🙂

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  19. Christina  January 4, 2016

    Does anyone know the nutrition facts for 1/2 a cup of the slow cooked chicken, beans and rice without the tortilla? And about how many onces of chicken would you say for breast fillets are equal to?

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    • Melissa Florero  January 5, 2016

      Christina, That nutrition info was older and has been updated with our new calculator without the tortilla. Lettuce makes a nice wrap as well in place of a tortilla. 🙂

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  20. Maree  April 24, 2016

    hello! Excuse me, what would be the salsa you recommend for this recipe??

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    • Gale Compton  April 24, 2016

      Maree, I recommend any salsa that has no added sugar. I look for whatever is on sale, but my favorites are: Simple Truth Organic (Kroger brand), Pace, and Amy’s.

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  21. Robin  October 23, 2016

    I have been making a very similar recipe but I add a can of corn. I like using Newman’s own salsa with either pineapple or peach.

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    • Nichole  October 23, 2016

      Great suggestions, Robin!

      Reply

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