Jacquelynne Steves

Creamy Mexican Crockpot Chicken

Creamy Mexican Crockpot Chicken- Jacquelynne Steves

I promised you a crockpot recipe which you could make for our upcoming Sew Along Day this Saturday– I think you will like this! Creamy Mexican Crockpot Chicken is the easiest and tastiest recipe you will ever make in your crockpot! You literally just dump everything in, stir and cook. There are a lot of similar recipes on the internet, but adding something fresh at the end- like the chopped tomato and onion- makes a huge difference in the flavor and texture of the final dish. You can prep your shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes and onions the night before, then assemble everything in the morning. Sew all day!! And be rewarded with this yummy dinner afterwards….

Creamy Mexican Crockpot Chicken

For chicken:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1/2 of a 16 oz jar of salsa
  • 14.5 oz can of beans, rinsed and drained (I like black beans)
  • 1 cup frozen corn, or 1 can of corn drained
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2.25 oz can sliced olives, drained
  • 7 oz can diced green chilies (or 2 small cans, 3 oz each)
  • 8 oz cream cheese

For serving:

  • Hot cooked rice
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped tomato (fresh)
  • Chopped green onion
  • Chopped cilantro or parsley (optional)

Place all ingredients except cream cheese and serving garnishes into a medium sized crock pot. Stir. Cook on low about 4 1/2 hours. Place cream cheese on top and cook an additional half hour. Stir cream cheese into chicken mixture until melted and smooth.

Place rice in bowls. Spoon chicken over the top. Sprinkle with cheese, tomato, onions and herbs.

Makes about 6 servings.

Click here for a printable PDF of the recipe.

Have A Delicious Day Basil Art- Jacquelynne Steves



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    Posted September 23, 2015 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I’m curious if that is the correct image for the recipe? I was all excited because the image looks very appetizing and something my little one can eat (she cannot have tomatoes). I figured I could just leave the fresh tomatoes off hers. In the image the fresh are the only ones I see. But reading the recipe I see there’s not only salsa but also a can of tomatoes… I don’t understand how the chicken mixture is white with all those tomatoes in it.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 23, 2015 at 11:50 am | Permalink

      Yes that is the correct image- I think the cream cheese is hiding the tomatoes. (Maybe this is a good way to get kids to eat their veggies?)

      • Melody
        Posted September 23, 2015 at 11:59 am | Permalink

        Thank you! Good idea for others :-)

  • Meegan
    Posted September 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I had to pin this recipe…looks wonderful, and I’m especially happy that it doesn’t have any “cream of” soups in it! I can use all home canned items-yay! Thank you :)

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      Yes, Meegan- it’s really actually pretty healthy :) You could leave out the cream cheese, too, if you avoid dairy- although, then you’d miss that “creamy” part!

  • Sandy Curtis
    Posted September 23, 2015 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Looks delicious!! Will try it soon.

  • Kathy
    Posted September 28, 2015 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Cooked this with my six year old grandson last week. Everybody loved it and voted to add to our rotation of meals! Thank you for sharing.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted September 28, 2015 at 10:28 am | Permalink

      When you can please a 6 year old, that’s a good thing, Kathy!!

  • Jane
    Posted September 22, 2016 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    This recipe is delicious! Everyone I have made it for has loved it. I use mild chilies and offer hot sauce for those who like it hotter.

    My only wish is that it would print a little larger and clearer. But it is well worth squinting for.

  • Posted February 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I just made the Mexican crock pot chicken for Saturday night supper when my son & family came over and it was a big hit. It is super easy to make and I love it! Thanks for the recipe!

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