Texas Style Southwest Chicken #foodbloggers4tx

This super easy to make Texas style southwestern chicken recipe is one of those really versatile recipes that makes dinner so easy.
Southwest Chicken with black beans and salsa

You can make this as a dump and go crock pot recipe as you dash out the door during the day, or you can bake it in the oven too.

I also like that you can turn this into a freezer meal and dump it straight into your crockpot to cook!

With just a few ingredients, it is a budget friendly meal that does not taste budget!
Just serve it with some rice on the side and dinner is ready!
I swap out Chicken thighs for breasts sometimes too!
Not a fan of black beans? Just grab some pinto beans instead!

Serve the chicken whole.. or, my familes fav.. dice/shred up the cooked chicken and mix it back into the pan. Serve it over cooked rice as a Tex Mex Bowl. SO GOOD!

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Texas Style Southwest Chicken
Chicken with Salsa ,Black beans, and Corn served over a bed of rice, is a restaurant worthy dish you can make in a slow cooker or bake in the oven!
  • 4-6 (1 per person) Chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 oz) can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 oz) can Corn, drained
  • 12 oz jar Salsa or can of tomatoes w/ Green chiles,drained
Crock Pot Directions:

Place thawed or frozen chicken breasts in bottom of crock pot.
Dump drained beans and corn over chicken. Top with salsa or tomatoes.
Cook on High 3 4 hours or low 5-6 until chicken is cooked completely.

For Baking In Oven:
Layer all ingredients in a baking dish.
Bake 350° for 1 hour until chicken is cooked through

Now.. onto the reason we are actually here! To help with the Hurricane Harvey Victims!

It's Personal For Me:  I have a brother and his family living down there. They lost their home and farm in the floods about a year and half ago and were still trying to rebuild when the hurricane came through again. They are all safe sound and working hard to help their neighbors as well as continue to rebuild themselves. So I know how much work is ahead of everyone down there, when I say they had NOTHING, I mean it!

How You Can Help :
Sometimes you just want to DO something, I know I felt helpless being so far from my brother and family, and wanted to do more than just send money to help. Here are a few organizations that are asking for help , where you and your family can get involved in your own ways!

Here are a few places you can send supplies or order from amazon and have sent directly to people who need items: ( if they don't have an amazon wish list, just add their address to your amazon address book and ship the supplies to them!)

Disclaimer: Do your own researcher as always on charitable organizations and make sure you feel good about who your donating too and what they are doing with your donations! Donate wisely!

School Supplies: Dallas ISD is in need of school supplies for children who were supposed to start school yesterday in Houston. They need backpacks, pencils, notebooks, lunch boxes, notebook paper, crayons, and markers. Their address is: 3700 Ross Ave Dallas, TX 75204

Pet Supplies: Texas SPCA amazon Wish List:

Diapers /Wipes: The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, TX, 78238. 

Underclothes: "Undies for Everyone: is seeking new in packages" underwear of all sizes. They have an amazon wish list or you can mail too: Undies for Everyone, 1700 Bissonnet St. Houston, TX 77005


#foodbloggers4tx Blog Hop: come join the party: Come link up your Favorite Texas Recipes: too! 
Any Texas / Southwest style food  is welcome! As many as you like!


  1. Love this versatile recipe and love the ideas for donations. I will keep your brother and his family in my prayers.

  2. That's so rough that your family is going through this. It's never easy. I have a few friends in Houston too. Heartbreaking! I hope it gets better soon for them.

  3. I'm so sorry that your family has suffered. I love Houston and visited very frequently years ago. It broke my heart to see the suffering. I hope they can get back to some semblance of normalcy soon. <3

  4. I hope your family is recovering and so sorry to hear they have had to cope with this disaster. All my friends in the Houston-area are OK but also in the process of rebuilding. Your chicken dinner is definitely the perfect comfort food for all our families.

  5. Love that you can make this dish in the crockpot. I love my crockpot to help make weeknight suppers easy!

  6. Cannot go wrong with these ingredients. YUM!!

  7. What a perfect dinner for a busy day! I cannot imagine going through what your brother did just to turn around and have Harvey roll through. It's such a heartbreaking situation. <3

  8. This is my kind of recipe! Prayers for your brother and his family.


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