Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Casserole

This may be too easy to be this good. Cheesy Southwest chicken casserole is crock pot easy and a great tasting everyday meal. We all need easy meals.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexician, Southwest
Servings: 4
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 14 oz black beans rinsed
  • 10 oz RoTel
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup dry pasta
  • 1 cup shredded cheese like Cheddar or a Mexican blend


  • Trim two skinless boneless chicken breast of any visible fat.
  • Add one 14 oz can tomato sauce, 14 oz can black beans rinsed, 10.5 oz can of RoTel, one teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1 cup dry pasta (uncooked) to a smaller crock pot. Here I use my 3.5 qt pot. Mix well.
  • Add two trimmed skinless boneless chicken breast. Push down into the liquid until covered.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours total. At 3 hours into the cooking, remove the chicken and shred.
  • Add chicken back along with 3/4 cup shredded cheese of your choice. Mix well then top with 1/4 cup of the cheese.
  • Cook for the final hour.
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Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1570mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 4mg