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I was so excited to try this dish that I put it together in the slow cooker one morning … and then realized later that afternoon that we had plans to eat out with friends that evening! Oh, well! I doubled the recipe to freeze half anyway and we just had it for lunch the next day.

This recipe is so good! I used a jar of homemade salsa and one store bought (I doubled the recipe, remember?).  I spent 10 minutes sorting through the salsas at the store to find one that didn't have “natural flavorings”.   Even Newman's Own included that mystery ingredient.  Next time I'd love to try this with a peach or pineapple salsa for a sweet dish.  I think this would also make a great filling for chicken enchiladas.

Chicken Taco Bowls

Serves 8     adjust servings

Preparation 5 mins
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

An easy and filling slow cooker meal! Double the recipe and freeze half for another night.


  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can black beans, drained (or 1 1/2 cups homemade)
  • 1 jar of salsa
  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • Cheddar cheese and cilantro (optional)


  1. In a slow cooker combine all ingredients except rice, cheese and cilantro. Give it a good stir to combine. Make sure chicken is covered well.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Shred chicken in slow cooker.
  4. Serve over rice topped with cheese and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 286kcal Calories from fat 27
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 618mg 26%
Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 26g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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