Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Stew

Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This is a hearty, easy and very filling meal that my family loves. It can be adjusted for a thicker stew that my husband likes served over rice, or chicken broth can be added for more of a soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken and broth (if using) in slow cooker.
  2. Lay chicken on top and cover.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours.
  4. Before serving remove and shred chicken. Chicken broth can be added at this point if a thinner consistency is desired.
  5. Cook 30 minutes longer on low.
  6. Can be served with rice, cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

Easy, Easy, Easy!!! And soooooo DELICIOUS! This is going in the "make repeatedly" cookbook!

mindynicole7 October 09, 2012

I omitted the kidney beans, used canned corn, and used two cans of tomatoes and a small can of chopped green chilies. It was WONDERFUL! I didn't need the broth and ... err... my crock-pot bubbled over a bit as it was. :) Ooops. It was totally worth the clean-up, though - VERY tasty! I"ll make this again for sure!

SibeTracker August 23, 2009

I made this for my cooking club meetup. All of the ladies really enjoyed this recipe. It was a very flavorful recipe. I appreciate you sharing it.

CyndiCB July 22, 2009