Prep4 hrs 5 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.
- Place frozen chicken breasts or tenders in bottom of slow cooker.
- Add remaining ingredients except cream cheese.
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours (less if chicken isn't frozen).
- At this point I remove about 1/2 the liquid because I like my sauce thick, like a stew.
- You can leave all the liquid if you want a soup.
- Add cream cheese, cook on warm setting for 30 minutes, then stir.
- This can be served over rice or wrapped in flour tortillas.
- One healthy serving is 1/2 a breast or 2 large chicken tenders.
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.
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**
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. :)