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

5 5

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

5 5

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!

5 5

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.