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Crockpot Southwest Chicken

Crockpot Southwest Chicken is a must pin freezer meal! It is delicious and easy to prep!

Crockpot Southwest Chicken is another slow cooker freezer meal that I prepped a week ago. It is very delicious and hearty! My whole family loved this chicken recipe and we even had leftovers the next day for lunch.  I recently spent an afternoon making 10 Crockpot Freezer Meals and this was one of them.

You can make this recipe and cook right away or make as a freezer meal for future use. To make as a freezer meal be sure to write these directions on the bag – Cook on high 6-7 hours or low for 8-9 hours. 30 minutes before serving – shred chicken and add cubed cream cheese. Serve over rice or lettuce; or with cornbread .

Place the ingredients into a gallon size freezer bag and freeze.  When you are ready to cook simply pull out and thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours.  Place the contents of the bag into the slow cooker and cover.  This recipe is naturally gluten free.

Crockpot Southwest Chicken is a must pin freezer meal! It is delicious and easy to prep!

If you want to learn more about Freezer Cooking click here —Freezer Meals and you may want to check out 20 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours.  Be sure that you invest in a good quality slow cooker. Our favorite is this programmable cook and carry 6qt oval slow cooker.  A great way to save money is to purchase your meat in bulk from ZayconFresh.

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When I prepared this dish I also made Copycat Chipotle Lime Rice to serve with it.  Be sure to try this delicious Crockpot Southwest Chicken!  My son thought it was similar to a Homemade Chipotle Chicken Bowl.  I call that a win!

Crockpot Southwest Chicken

Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:8 hours
Total Time:8 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 can of corn drained
  • 1 can of black beans drained (optional)
  • 16 oz jar salsa
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 8 oz cream cheese


  • All ingredients to freezer bag (except cream cheese); mix well and freezer.
  • When ready to cook, thaw overnight in fridge.
  • Place ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low 8 hours.
  • minutes before serving - shred chicken and add cubed cream cheese.
  • Stir well and serve.
Servings: 4 -6

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