Thursday, March 21, 2013

Slow-Cooked Spicy Chicken and Beans

I recently inherited my mom's old slow cooker and I've been using it a lot! I found this recipe via Martha Stewart and altered it just a bit. It's absolutely delicious!

  • 1 cup dried pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 and 1/2 cups salsa (I used hot salsa but mild will work well too)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (I used about 4 tablespoons instead and mine came out really spicy so be cautious)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (thighs if you prefer dark meat)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, chopped
  • sour cream (for serving)
  • cilantro (for serving)

In a slow cooker, stir together beans, salsa, chiles, flour, and 1 cup water. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Arrange the chicken on top of the bean mixture. Scatter the onion and bell pepper on top of the chicken. Cover and cook on low. Do not remove the lid or stir.

Tip: I didn't soak my beans overnight but I also cooked mine for a LONG time (about 18 hours) so if you plan on cooking for only about 8 hours, I suggest soaking them first.

Garnish with cilantro and sour cream. Enjoy!


  1. That look really yummy + and I'm all for one pot meals + they are so easy + and they always turn out really well.

    1. Agreed! I can tell I'm going to be using this slow cooker A LOT.

  2. Hi Elizabeth! I just found you thru windowtothewall! What a fun blog. The photo's are FAB! and I love the recipes- in fact, I'm on my way to the grocer so it's going to be a spicey chix & beans nite! I like- I followed. Check mem out if you get a chance. Tootles!

    1. Hi Cheryl! Thanks so much! I know Lauren's blog well. It's awesome. Just checked out A Pleasant House too. Very cute! Thanks for following! :)

  3. o my word this look delicious!