Southwest Shredded Chicken

Dairy-Free | Main Dishes | Quick & Easy | No Added Sugars | High in Fiber | WIC Friendly

Easy to make and even easier to add to salads, sandwiches, or burritos.

Southwest Shredded Chicken
6
Servings
4 hours and 15 minutes or 8 hours and 15 minutes depending on crockpot setting
Total Time
$1.10
Cost per serving
Temperature: Low (8 hours) or high (4 hours)
Serving size:½ cup chicken and ½ cup vegetables
Prep time:15 minutes
Cook time:4 or 8 hours depending on crockpot setting
Total time:4 hours and 15 minutes or 8 hours and 15 minutes depending on crockpot setting
Equipment:

Crockpot/slow cooker

Colander or strainer

Can opener

Medium bowl

Utensils:

Two forks

Slotted spoon or large mixing spoon

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts

1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, not drained

1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 15 ounce can corn, drained OR 1 cup frozen corn

1 onion, diced to ¼-inch pieces

1 green pepper, diced to ¼-inch pieces

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

1 15 ounce can low-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons low-sodium taco seasoning OR 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, cumin

Instructions

1. Before you begin, wash your hands, surfaces, utensils, produce, and tops of cans.

2. Place chicken in bottom of crockpot.

3. Add all remaining ingredients to crockpot (save a tablespoon of cilantro to sprinkle on top of finished dish, if using) and stir to combine. Cover with lid.

4. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

5. Thirty minutes before serving, transfer chicken to a medium bowl, and shred it using two forks.

6. Using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables from cooking liquid to bowl with chicken and stir to combine.

7. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of cilantro, if using.

Optional: Drizzle extra cooking liquid over all.

Tips

Serve over salad, on a whole grain roll, steamed brown rice or as a taco or burrito filling.

Ingredients

What goes in Southwest Shredded Chicken?

Black Beans
Black Beans
Canned Corn
Canned Corn
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Chopped Onions
Chopped Onions
Cilantro
Cilantro

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
380
TOTAL FAT
7g
SODIUM
470mg
TOTAL CARBS
37g
PROTEIN
44g
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