5 Ingredient Crockpot Tex Mex Chicken | Easy Meal Prep Dinner Idea

This crockpot tex mex chicken recipe is bursting with flavor and made using only five ingredients. Perfect for meal prep, office lunches, meals between classes on campus, and dinner parties. Enjoy on a bowl, as a salad, for tacos, or as a dip with your favorite chips!

Crockpot Tex Mex Chicken overhead shot in a white bowl with cheese sprinkled beside it and a dish of spinach

Where does all your money seem to run off to? For me, it’s Chipotle.

The amount of money I spend at Chipotle is getting out of hand.

I went three times in five days, and honestly, that is just absurd.

Which is exactly why this weekend I whipped up a super simple FIVE ingredient meal prep crockpot tex mex chicken recipe!

If you watched my stories on instagram you saw how this southwestern crockpot chicken takes about two minutes to prepare, has very minimal clean up, and tastes so so GOOD.

Not only does it taste delicious, but my crockpot chicken recipe is a life saver when you’re in a pinch as well as perfect for meal prep!

Be sure to grab these crockpot liners before you get started!

Overhead shot of slow cooker tex mex chicken with corn, black beans, chicken, salsa, and a gold spoon

All you need for this crockpot tex mex chicken is:

  • 1 Pound chicken breast
  • 8-10oz salsa of choice (I used Trader Joe’s but any will do!)
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 15 oz Black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 Cup frozen corn

It seriously couldn’t be easier OR more affordable.

If you’re new around here, I like my recipes to be very cost-effective.

My husband and I are very conscious of our spending and our grocery bill is one of the first things to bust our budget.

I wrote a blog post all about my 15 Clever Ways to Eat Healthy On a Budget if this is something you’re interested in as well!

Overhead shot of crockpot tex mex chicken with brown rice, diced belle pepper, sliced avocaod, and cherry tomatoes over lettuce

As a nutritionist, our health and what we put into our bodies is incredibly important to me; however, we don’t have a million dollars to be willy-nilly about.

I was able to make this recipe using ingredients we already had on hand, aside from the chicken!

My favorite recipes are the ones that use five ingredients or less and make plenty of left overs to meal prep. Do you agree?

I also love using frozen foods because they last longer and ensure freshness!

Not to mention they’re perfect for the lazy chef. AKA, me!

overhead shot of crockpot tex mex chicken with a gold spoon in a white bowl

Michael and I have been eating this crockpot southwestern chicken on repeat!

We’ve made several different bowls and salads with it, thrown it in taco shells with some melted cheese, and turned it into a dip!

By “dip” I mean we dipped our favorite chips right in!

This tex mex chicken is great for meal prep, office lunches, lunch between classes on campus, or for a dinner party!

How do you plan to use this easy crockpot tex mex chicken!? I’m always looking for more ideas 🙂

Don’t forget to tag me on instagram when you make this slow cooker recipe so I can share on my stories!

White bowl with Crockpot Tex Mex Chicken, bell peppers, shredded cheese, tomatoes, and spinach

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How long does meal prepped chicken last?

If stored properly the USDA says that cooked chicken can last three to four days in the refrigerator.

Meal prep in glass containers with a sealed lid for freshness.

What to serve with crockpot tex mex chicken

  • Serve this crockpot chicken dinner over rice or cauliflower rice with a dollop of Greek yogurt, cheese, or sliced avocado for a healthy burrito bowl.
  • If adding to meal prep containers, serve this chicken next to cauliflower rice or white rice. Pack Greek yogurt and avocado slices on the side and add after heating up.
  • Top with Whole30 avocado cream sauce
  • Serve in taco shells
  • Serve over lettuce as a salad
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and dip them directly into the tex mex chicken.
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Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts in the crockpot?

Yes. You can easily swap chicken thighs for the chicken breasts.

Be sure they are boneless with the skin removed, then cook for 4-5 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.

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Five Ingredient Tex Mex Crockpot Chicken | Easy Meal Prep Dinner

This crockpot tex mex chicken recipe is bursting with flavor and made using only five ingredients. Perfect for meal prep, office lunches, meals between classes on campus and dinner parties. Enjoy on a bowl, as a salad, for tacos or as a dip with your favorite chips!
4.68 from 46 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 8 oz Salsa
  • 15 oz Black Beans Rinsed and drained
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn


  • Pour your salsa in the crockpot first, then add chicken, seasoning, black beans and corn. Stir, making sure there's sauce underneath the chicken so it doesn't end up sticking to the bottom.
  • Cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours. Shred with a fork, then serve with taco shells, over salad or in a burrito bowl.
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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so simple, budget friendly, and amazing!!!! It tastes absolutely delicious. I also added 2oz of velveeta cheese since I had some laying around and it made it extra creamy! I 100% recommend making this!

  2. 5 stars
    I sautéed a sweet onion and 6 cloves of garlic in a dutch oven, added double the ingredients (and used thighs rather than breasts), and cooked at 300F for 3 hours. It turned out perfect. Very cheap and easy meal prep for the week.

  3. 5 stars
    MAKE THIS RECIPE! It is delicious and versatile. I have made it with both salsa and with enchilada sauce, and both are delicious! There are so many ways you can eat it – over cauliflower rice or any other rice for rice bowls, in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos and salads. I can make this recipe and eat it all week long (it’s just me) in different ways so it doesn’t get repetitive. It is easy to make, healthy, inexpensive and you can tailor it to your specific tastes easily, I am always looking for ways to eat more beans/legumes and this is a great way to do it. Make this recipe – you will be glad you did!

    1. Hi Kelly! I actually don’t, but there is a calorie generator online where you can input the ingredients and it will let you know the breakdown. You then select how many servings on the generator and it will let you know! Hope that helps 🙂

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