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How to Make Healthy Crockpot Fiesta Chicken

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This cozy crockpot fiesta chicken hits the spot on a chilly day and packs in so much flavor for a delicious, healthy meal!

crockpot fiesta chicken in a bowl

I’ve been on the lookout for meals for my healthy recipe series that are satisfying and easy, and this recipe definitely checks all the boxes! My whole house smells delicious and it came together so quickly in the crockpot.

crockpot fiesta chicken serving size

Ingredients

You likely already have some of these ingredients on-hand! Here’s all you need:

  1. 2 pounds boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 can (14 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  3. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  5. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  8. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1.5 teaspoon salt (divided)
  10. Optional for extra spice: 2-3 Chipotle Peppers in Adobe (from one can.) Finely chop one pepper for very mild spice, two peppers for more of a kick, and three peppers for extra spice.

Supplied needed: One large skillet, one 6-quart or 8-quart crockpot

Fiesa chicken ingredients in crockpot

Side Suggestions:

If you’d like to serve this crockpot fiesta chicken with extra side fixings, I’d recommend:

  • Tortillas or taco shells
  • 1 can beans (such as black beans or refried beans)
  • Mexican rice or brown rice
  • Canned Mexican corn
  • Tortilla chips
  • Avocado
  • Salsa, guacamole, or sour cream
  • Mexican cheese
  • Cilantro
Bowl of fiesta chicken

Directions

  1. Lightly grease a 6-quart crockpot with cooking spray.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in large skillet and add chicken. Cook each side 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned (they do not need to be cooked all the way through.) Transfer to crockpot.
  4. Sprinkle the chicken with the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  5. Pour in the can of fire roasted diced tomatoes (including the juices.) If using the chipotle peppers, place them on top.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 1-2.5 hours (or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and no longer pink on the inside.)
  7. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes. Shred and return to the crockpot, stirring in the juices so the flavors fully absorb. Cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Serve with preferred sides and enjoy!

Here’s a Quick Video Tutorial!

Serving size of crockpot mexican chicken with avocado

Perfect Presentation Platters

Crockpot: I used my favorite 8-quart crockpot from Walmart, which is at a great price!

Chopping Boards: I use boards all the time, both for prep and serving. I especially love a marble and wood combo, like this option from World Market. Some of my other favorites are this white striped wooden board from Kirklands, this mango wood board from Target, and this marble and wood rectangular tray from JC Penney. I also used my go-to MacKenzie Childs checkered chopping board!

Serving Bowls: I used these MacKenzie-Childs serving bowls for this recipe. There is something for everyone, no matter your personal style! I love this black-and-white coordinating set or this colorful terracotta Spanish style. Walmart has these dreamy gray stoneware bowls with silver rims for a great price, or Target has these fun red-and-white striped bowls.

Can I Make This in Advance?

I’d recommend serving this hot, but you can make this crockpot fiesta chicken and freeze it for about 3 months!

Crockpot fiesta chicken

Storing Crockpot Fiesta Chicken

You can store this recipe in a Tupperware container and refrigerate for 3-4 days. If reheating in the microwave, try adding a splash of chicken broth or salsa so it doesn’t get too dry.

Leanna holding serving of crockpot recipe

Enjoy!

I hope you love this healthy crockpot fiesta chicken as much as I did! Special thanks to www.wellplated.com for the recipe inspo. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for visiting this little corner of the world!

Love,

Leanna

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healthy Crockpot Fiesta Chicken

This cozy crockpot recipe hits the spot on a chilly day and has so much flavor for a delicious, healthy meal! 

  • Author: Leanna
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 11 servings 1x
  • Category: Cinner
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

Scale

  1. 2 pounds boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 can (14 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  3. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  5. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  8. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1.5 teaspoon salt (divided)
  10. Optional for extra spice: 2-3 Chipotle Peppers in Adobe (from one can.) Finely chop one pepper for very mild spice, two peppers for more of a kick, and three peppers for extra spice.)

Supplied needed: one large skillet, one 6-quart crockpot

Instructions

  • Lightly grease a 6-quart crockpot with cooking spray.
  • Season both sides of the chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet and add chicken. Cook each side 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned (they do not need to be cooked all the way through.) Transfer to crockpot.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Pour in the can of fire roasted diced tomatoes (including the juices.) If using the chipotle peppers, place them on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 1-2.5 hours (or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and no longer pink on the inside.)
  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes. Shred and return to the crockpot, stirring in the juices so the flavors fully absorb. Cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Serve with preferred sides and enjoy!

Notes

If you’d like to serve this chicken with extra side fixings, I’d recommend:

  • Tortillas or taco shells
  • 1 can beans (such as black beans or refried beans)
  • Mexican rice or brown rice
  • Canned Mexican corn
  • Tortilla chips
  • Avocado
  • Salsa, guacamole, or sour cream
  • Mexican cheese
  • Cilantro
  •  

Thanks to www.wellplated.com for the recipe inspo!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 121
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 53 mg

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