Easy Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bowls will satisfy your family and take you no time at all! It’s healthy, filling, flavorful and only has 5 ingredients!Well, baseball season has officially started in my neck of the woods. Yay. (That’s a sort of sarcastic yay, if you couldn’t tell by the period at the end. 😉 )
While I love baseball, I hate all the practices and parent meetings, etc. I have two boys playing and they both have practices at different parks on different days. So on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, I’m taking and picking up someone to and from practice somewhere. Oh and then there’s piano, homework and boys scouts on top of that! Sigh.
Okay, I’m done ranting! I am excited for them to play, though. It’s always fun to watch and see them grow. My mom always tells me to enjoy my kids now because soon they’ll be grown up and gone, so I’m trying to enjoy the busy times even though I crave the quiet. 😉
This meal is about the easiest I’ve ever made. Five ingredients, all thrown into the crock pot. Shred the chicken and scoop out some corn and beans and put either on rice or on tortillas like my husband loves. When I make this, my boys eat the entire thing. There are never any leftovers. We love it!
- 4-5 uncooked chicken breasts cut into smaller pieces
- 1 16-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15.25-oz can corn (drained) OR small bag frozen corn
- 1 jar salsa
- 1/2 packet taco seasoning
- steamed white or brown rice for serving
- Combine black beans, corn, and 1/2 of the salsa in the bottom of the crock pot. Place chicken on top. Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning and then cover with the remaining salsa. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until chicken shreds easily with a fork.
- Shred chicken and place on bowls filled with warm steamed rice. Or serve on tortillas!
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Nancy [email protected] says
Crock pot meals are the best thing to make when you are having a busy day. We have 4 kiddos in the house and seem to always be on the run! This looks great!
You have four kids, Nancy? Me too!! You can’t get easier than a crock pot dinner! Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you, Jen, for all the nice recipes. Happy Baseballing!
Thanks for stopping by, Liz! I appreciate your sweet comments!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that you get to start baseball already!! Love the simplicity of this recipe plus it looks delicious!
I guess because I live in Southern California where we have year-round a-freaking-mazing weather, we get to start early! ;P Just trying to make you jealous, Julie, lol! Is it working? Kidding! Thanks lady!
Susan G says
What size jar of salsa do you use? This sounds so yummy for the cold weather we’ve been having!
Hi Susan! I used a 15.5 oz jar of salsa but the recipe is very forgiving. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the chicken!!
You post the best slow cooker recipes! This looks so good!
Thanks Tonia!! My poor crock pot is so overused, lol!
This looks awesome Jen! Love crock pot meals especially during the winter months and busy week nights – this one sounds wonderful with only five ingredients too 🙂
I am planning to make this for a potluck dinner next week! I think I will also have some 2% cheese and sour cream and cilantro for garnish!
YAY! I can’t wait to hear what you think about the finished product! Good luck!
Lamees Putrus says
Hi Jen I tried this out but it turned out very watery, did I do something wrong?
Hmm, did you drain the beans and corn? I’m sorry it turned out watery!
Lamees Putrus says
I did actually…but it still turned out pretty good, it got thicker the longer I left it.
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I’m totally not a fan of sports seasons starting…..for us, it is soccer and I dread it starting again! This recipe looks perfect for a busy day or night, though….I love shell-less tacos!
Raw chicken or cooked chicken?
Hi Violette! The chicken is raw. I added that into the recipe just now. Thanks for the comment!
Where can I obtain the nutritional information on this?
Hi Billie – I just updated the nutritional info on this recipe. Thanks!
Renée Carr says
I”m a newbie chef and am about to make this recipe for a birthday gathering this afternoon. Curious if I am supposed to drain the beans and canned corn. I’m assuming negative since the ingredients need some “juice” to cook in. Keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t come out soggy :-/ I’ll update later!
Hi Renee! I hope it turned out well for you! You need to drain and rinse the beans and drain the corn, just like it says on the recipe. I hope you and your guests enjoyed it!
What size crockpot do u recommend? We don’t need quite as much meat…will recipe work with say 3 chicken breasts? Thanks!
Hi Kim! I use a Hamilton Beach 6 quart Set & Forget crock pot. It’s amazing. This recipe will definitely work with just 3 chicken breasts. Just don’t add in as much of the other ingredients and it might not take as long to cook. I hope you like it! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Hi Jenn, do you cook on high or low for 4 hours? It seems super easy and tasty so I’m using it as my first crockpot meal!
Hi Stephanie, I cooked it on high for 3-4 hours. I hope you like it!!