Thanks to reader Amy D. for this amazing entree recipe for Crock-Pot Southwest Spinach Chicken! A simple chicken dish that is sure to please everyone!
Slow Cooker Southwest Spinach Chicken
Reader Amy D. sent us this delicious recipe for Southwest Spinach Chicken and it now that I have had a chance to make it…let me tell you is a delicious!
The chicken has some great Southwestern flavors from the corn, black beans, salsa and Mexican cheese. And there is just a hint of sweetness from the brown sugar. And just a little bit of creaminess comes in from the cream cheese.
I served the chicken to my family over some cooked rice. But, Amy suggests that cooked noodles would work too.
This recipe is one I am going to make again for sure and next time I think I will try it over noodles like she suggests.
Thanks Amy for the yummy recipe!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Southwest Spinach Chicken Recipe:
- 5 Quart, 5.5 Quart, 6 Quart, 6.5 Quart Or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Small Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Paper Towels
- Can Opener
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Crock-Pot Southwest Spinach Chicken Recipe
Southwest Spinach Chicken
- 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
- 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts ((About 4 Breasts))
- 1 Cup Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
- 14.5 Ounces Canned Corn (Drained)
- 14.5 Ounces Canned Black Beans (Drained)
- 14.5 Ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes (Undrained)
- 16 Ounces Fresh Baby Spinach
- 4 Ounces Cream Cheese (Cubed)
- 1 Cup Salsa
- 2 Cups Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
- In a small bowl mix together the minced garlic, brown sugar and black pepper to create a spice rub for the chicken.
- Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and rub the the spice mixture evenly over the chicken on all sides.
- Place seasoned chicken in the bottom of a 5 quart or larger slow cooker.
- Add the chicken broth, corn, black beans, and diced tomatoes over the top of the chicken.
- Add fresh spinach to the top of everything.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
- Add the cubed cream cheese evenly over the top of the chicken during the last hour of cooking time to allow the cream cheese to melt.
- Top with salsa and cheese before serving.
- May serve the chicken over rice or pasta if desired.
Sounds yummy! Pinned.
Lady Heidi says
Thanks for stopping by Terry and thanks for Pinning our recipe on Pinterest too! We love to see our readers sharing our recipes!
My passion is ANYTHING Crockpot 🙂
This looks awesome & is on this week’s menu!!!
Rebecca Dickens says
can i use canned spinach
Crock-Pot Ladies says
This recipe has not been tested using canned spinach. if you give it a try Rebecca, be sure to come back and let us know how it turned out for you!
This was very bland, however, when I made it again, I added sour cream, a lot of cheese and a hint of ricotta. I also seasoned the chicken with something else since I wasn’t a big fan of the garlic and brown sugar. I also added rice directly to my dish and that took out the extra steps. I even added fresh onion and tomato and this improved it by so much. Next time, I am going to make it keto friendly by removing the rice and adding something else (or nothing lol).
Emilee @ CrockPotLadies says
Glad you were able to tailor it to your tastes!