Tasty Tuesday – Ole! Fiesta Chicken!

This is a meal I discovered just a few months after we were married. As a new bride, I was a TERRIBLE cook who had to research how to bake chicken. Learning how to cook was important to me so I worked really hard at it! I made a lot of things that were okay, a few things that were terrible and then… TA DA! My FIRST win!!

This is a recipe I’ve shared with many folks and one of my favorite things about it is that it’s SUPER easy and SUPER adaptable. Feel free to change this recipe to suit your tastes!

Fiesta Chicken

serves 4-6


  • 4 chicken breasts (can be frozen!)
  • 1 can black beans, undrained
  • 1 can ranch beans (or pinto beans), undrained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can rotel, drained
  • 1 can green chills OR 1/2 can of jalapeños if you can handle the heat!
  • 8 oz salsa
  • 1 packet low sodium taco seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • other spices to taste – garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika

Place everything in a crock pot! Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-10.

When you get home, shred the chicken with 2 forks and serve!

Different options for serving:

1 – Ladle in bowl, sprinkle shredded cheese and eat with tortilla chips!

2 – Add on favorites like sour cream, slices of avocado or homemade guacamole

3 – Sautee some onions and green pepper. Place on bottom of 9×13 and pour the mixture on top. Smother with cheese and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

4 – Use slotted spoon to spoon some mixture in corn tortillas, pour enchilada sauce over top. bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes.

How do you enjoy your Fiesta Chicken?


About jackielopina

Follower of Jesus, Pastor's Wife, Cookie Baker.
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2 Responses to Tasty Tuesday – Ole! Fiesta Chicken!

  1. Heather says:

    After doing WW I made some changes an they’re tasty too! I always use frozen chicken but for beans I use 3 cans–2 cans of black beans and 1 of red or great northern. I throw in frozen or can corn sometimes for fun and instead of rotel, tomatoes and chilis I just do two cans o diced tomatoes with chilis–it gives about the same flavor and you can get different heat levels. This one is always always a huge hit AND it freezes really well so I make a huge crock pot full and then have leftovers. Hint for all you recyclers: make this the day before you recycle bc there are a lot of cans when you’re done but it’s SO worth it!

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