I’ve got a winning quick, easy, and delicious crock pot meal for you!
I found this on Pinterest, and decided to give it a go since it’s kind of a variation on one of my favorite quick crock pot staples – salsa chicken.
Have you heard of that one? Take fresh or frozen chicken breasts, a jar of salsa or a can of Rotel tomatoes (not drained), mix in a packet of taco seasoning, and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-6 hours. Shred the chicken with a fork, and you’ve got a super-versatile dish: great for chicken tacos, quesadillas, or Mexican Chicken Soup. (Bonus – it freezes really well, so I often make double what we need and freeze the rest in ziploc freezer bags.)
Anyway, this recipe basically just that, changing up the seasoning and adding cream cheese. Yummm!
Bottom line – it is DELICIOUS! I served it up over rice with some cornbread, and it was a yummy and filling meal. (Side note – my hubby hates cream cheese but he still loved this dish!)
2 chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
1 can Rotel tomatoes (undrained)
1 can corn (undrained)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 t. cumin
1 t. onion powder
1 T. chili powder
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 pkg cream cheese
- Put chicken in the bottom of the crock pot.
- Add Rotel, corn, black beans, spices, and ranch dressing mix. Stir.
- Add cream cheese on top (do not stir).
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- About 30 mins before serving, stir cream cheese into chili.
- Serve alone or over rice.
Possible add-ins or substitutions:
- I used “Fiesta Blend” canned corn with green and red peppers, which gave it a little something extra than plain canned corn.
- You could add a small can of chopped green chilis and/or some cayenne powder if you want a little extra kick
- If you don’t have any canned corn, use frozen corn but add a little bit of water in with them to substitute the liquid that the canned corn would have
- You could probably substitute Great Northern or Cannellini beans instead of the black beans if you want
- If you don’t have a can of Rotel on hand, I’m sure you could substitute canned diced tomatoes, or even a jar of salsa if you want.
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