Kickin' Creamy Chicken Stew in a Slow Cooker

Total Time
4hrs 5mins
Prep 4 hrs 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

For this recipe I use frozen chicken tenders or chicken breasts (yes, frozen) in my slow cooker. This is a good recipe to substitute beans, veggies, etc. and make it the way you want. This will make 10 "healthy" servings (thats 1/2 a chicken breast) so judge your servings on your families appitite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place frozen chicken breasts or tenders in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except cream cheese.
  3. Cook on high for 4-5 hours (less if chicken isn't frozen).
  4. At this point I remove about 1/2 the liquid because I like my sauce thick, like a stew.
  5. You can leave all the liquid if you want a soup.
  6. Add cream cheese, cook on warm setting for 30 minutes, then stir.
  7. This can be served over rice or wrapped in flour tortillas.
  8. One healthy serving is 1/2 a breast or 2 large chicken tenders.
Most Helpful

This was good! Kind of like my chicken tortilla soup minus the tortillas. I had 12 tenders and 1 chicken breast. I added a little red pepper. When it was done, we ate like soup with cheese and sir racha on top.

seal angel January 11, 2013

This was easy & tasty. I may use sour cream & red salsa next time instead of diced tomatoes. Loved the green salsa though. My fav:) Thanks for sharing. **edited to say that I forgot to mention I added about 1/2 cup of instant brown rice at the same time I added the cream cheese and it worked out perfect!!! After letting leftovers sit in the fridge for about an hour or so, the flavors melded together deliciously! YUM**

Ang11002 December 08, 2011

Loved that this is healthy. I cut the recipe in half and used thawed tenders. Mine did a self shred so I served it over rice. I drained the black beans so the liquid was perfect. It was like a nice thick stew. DH raved about it. The only thing I did different was to add some chopped cilantro on top. I cooked mine for 3 1/2 hrs before adding the cream cheese. Delicious. Thanks for posting. :)

teresas April 27, 2010