This Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken recipe is my favorite kind of slow cooker recipe - dump and go! It's 2 point on my WW plan. Click HERE to find out how much it is on your WW plan!
There is no precooking to deal with and it uses pantry ingredients you have on hand. I even put my chicken breasts in frozen. It's healthy, easy, family friendly and the ultimate in Weight Watchers friendly! But the best part is that it tastes so good no one will even suspect it's Weight Watchers.
There are quite a few Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken recipes out there, but I love this one because it's quick and easy, using:
- chicken breast
- canned beans
- salsa * I use salsa instead of canned tomatoes because salsa gives it more flavor
- taco seasoning
💭 Top tip
I throw the chicken breasts in whole and frozen, then chop them up afterwards. But you can do that in advance if you prefer. You can also shred the chicken if that's your preference. I don't do this recipe as shredded chicken, as it takes additional time.
This Mexican Chicken Breast recipe is a great way to mix things up! When you're following the Weight program you end up eating a lot of chicken and it can get real boring real quick.
- This recipe also makes a great filling for chicken tacos (with low point tortillas)
- It can be served over rice, cauliflower rice or eaten on its own.
- You can spruce it up with toppings like fat-free sour cream and low-fat cheddar cheese as well (just adjust for points).
I love slow cooker recipes, but especially ones that are Weight Watchers friendly! My Slow Cooker Chicken Stew is another one of my favorite Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Recipes. It's a rich, creamy and hearty stew that's not only pure comfort food, but it's quick to make.
I usually overindulge on the weekend and need to balance it all out during the week and that's typically the day before weigh day. This Weight Watchers Crock-pot chicken is perfect because it's so low in points. My Weight Watchers Sheet Pan Salmon is another recipe I created for the same purpose - low points!
If you're looking for a really fast and healthy dinner to keep you on track and that you can throw together in 10 minutes before you head out the door in the morning, then this Weight Watchers crockpot chicken is for you!
📋 Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Recipe
- 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts * I use frozen
- 1 ounce -package of taco seasoning (I use reduced sodium) *about an ounce package or 24-28 g
- 19 oz -can of black beans rinsed and drained
- 12 oz -can of corn rinsed and drained
- 2 cups -of salsa * I use Pace Picante (medium)
- 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped * You can substitute 1.5 teaspoon dried cilantro but it's so much better with fresh!
- 1 small onion chopped
- additional fresh cilantro
- fat free sour cream
- Combine all ingredients in the crock pot. Cook on low about 5-6 hours. (Your cooking time may vary) until chicken is cooked through.
- Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, as tacos with low carb tortillas, fat free shredded cheddar cheese and fat free sour cream. Adjust points accordingly
🐓More Weight watchers chicken recipes!
- Easy Greek Chicken Souvlaki -Weight Watchers friendly!
- Healthy Barbecue Beer Can Chicken with Molasses & Beer BBQ sauce- WW friendly!
- Grilled Glazed Maple Cranberry Chicken (with Cranberry Salsa)
- Easy Chicken Quesadillas (with leftover rotissarie chicken)
- One Pan Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes
- Easy & Healthy Butter Chicken: Weight Watchers friendly & Gluten-free
- Healthy Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta -WW friendly!
I made this mexican chicken yesterday, I don't like things too spicy so I used mild salsa, it was delicious.
Glad to hear you loved it!
How big is one serving (more or less)? I am so excited to try this!!!!!!!!
A serving would be about a cup! Enjoy 🙂
The recipe mentions substituting salsa for canned tomatoes but it doesn’t say how much of either? Anybody know/have experience?
Hi Kristen: This recipe calls for 2 cups of salsa, not canned tomatoes. I just noted that some other recipes use canned tomatoes. The quantities are in the recipe card. 🙂
Can I make this in an Instant Pot?
I don't see why not? I don't own one, but I'm sure you could. Whatever you typically reduce the time by for other recipes, would probably work.
I made this last night. Love the recipe! It’s delicious and easy. Plenty of leftovers for future meals. I will definitely be making this again!
I'm so glad you loved it!
So glad you enjoyed it, Jeanie!