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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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?)
Thank you! Good idea for others :-)
That looks delicious! I need to give it a try!
I have a recipe that might work for your daughter.
4 chicken breast
1 package zesty Italian dressing mix( dry)
1/4 cup water
Place in crockpot and cook until chicken can be easily shredded. Place shredded chicken back into crockpot ( there will be broth)
Then mix together in sauce pan on stove until cheese is melted
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz cream cheese
Put soup/ cream cheese mix into crockpot. Mix well with chicken.
Serve over rice
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 :)
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!
Sometimes you can find non-dairy cream cheese & sour cream in some grocery stores. I buy mine in a store called “Sprouts”. Target also sells non dairy items too. You just have to shop around to find them!!
Thanks for that info. I didn’t know there was non-dairy cream cheese, now I wool look for it!
Looks delicious!! Will try it soon.
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.
When you can please a 6 year old, that’s a good thing, Kathy!!
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.
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!
Looks yummy, but did you use red or green salsa? I’m guessing black olives?
It was red salsa, but any salsa that you like will work! And yes, canned black olives.
I just added a few ingredients to my shopping list. Looking forward to making it soon. Yum!
Just put this in the crockpot! Looks delicious!
Sounded so yummy I put it in the crockpot right away . The house smells great and can’t wait to taste it . Cold and snowy here in Illinois too. With supper being done , I had more quilt time 😍
I fixed this a couple days ago. Was sooo good!
Thank you for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it. Weather still pretty warm here.
Appreciate all the kind things you do for us.
Hi Jacquelynne! Are the diced tomatoes drained, too?
Did you use raw chicken or cooked chicken for crockpot recipe?
Will have to try this soon. Sounds like a recipe my family will really love.
This was absolutely fantastic. It was a great day, I made this up this morning then went to my sewing room cleaned it up got myself organized and supper is ready, I only had to make the rice Thank you so much
I think I know what we’re having for dinner on Saturday … but we are doing the tourist thing in our new city, so I won’t be sewing along. It will be nice, though, to come home from Chinatown and our market tour to have dinner already cooked!
This looks great! I will definitely be making this.
I saw in one of the comments about the
non-dairy cream cheese. Trader Joe’s has it also :)