Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Slow Cooker Southwest Style Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Jul 11, 2013

Slow Cooker Southwest Style Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

I am so excited! My younger sister, Shantel moved back home after college ended in May! We love having her close by again. One of our favorite things to do when we hang out together is cook! Tonight she had my daughter and I over for dinner. I just had to share the delicious recipe she made for all of us.

This Slow Cooker Southwest Style Chicken is pretty darn amazing. It's SO easy to make too, which is a plus.  Just throw everything in the slow cooker, and make the rice before you eat. 
This is something that will be included in our menu regularly. I'm so glad she made it!

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Slow Cooker Southwest Style Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice (print recipe)

What you need:
3 frozen large chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds)
1- 15.25 ounce can of corn, drained
1- 15.25 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1- 15 ounce jar of salsa
1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese
Cilantro Lime Rice (made with water instead of chicken broth)

Put the frozen chicken, corn, beans and salsa in a slow cooker. Cook on high heat for 4-5 hours. In the last 30 minutes of cooking, place the cream cheese on top of the chicken. Cover and heat until the cream cheese melts and mix in. Serve with rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. 

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  1. So wonderful that you and your sister like to cook. My sister doesn't even like to eat much. Food is just fuel for her, though she has shown a little more interest as she has gotten older. Thanks so much for sharing your meal with us on foodie friday.

  2. This looks great Sheena. I think this will be perfect when the kids go back to school. Pinning...Have a great week!


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