Crock Pot Creamy Mexican Chicken (Aka Fiesta Chicken)
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- Ready In:
- 4hrs 5mins
- 5 chicken breasts (I use the family size package of 5 that I store in the freezer)
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, drained
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 6 ounces black olives, drained (sliced black olives)
- 1⁄2 onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) jar salsa, medium
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 -2 tablespoon taco seasoning (I use Taco Bell or Lawry's Taco Seasoning)
- Add all ingredients to crock pot EXCEPT cream cheese & yes, you can add the chicken breasts frozen.
- Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8 hours.
- Add the package of cream cheese (whole) to top of cooking chicken mixture for last 30 minute of cooking.
- Serve over cooked rice or egg noodles with a dollup of sour cream & sprinkles of shredded cheddar if desired.
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I made this exactly as written. Before I could add the cream cheese at the end my husbands stole a dish. I tasted his and it was so delicious. I love cream cheese so I thought to myself how much more amazing it would taste once I added that. I was very disappointed with the added cream cheese. Which I was surprised by. Maybe its just a matter of preference. That being said I still thought this dish was very delicous and I will make it time and time again it is so easy and yumm. Just minus the cream cheese.
This is very delicious. I omitted the olives and instead used a can of rotel tomatos and cilantro. I also used a whole packet of McCormicks taco seasoning. I used mexicorn instead of just corn and I drained everything! I used a can of miller lite as my liquid... I also had alot of people to feed so modified the amount of ingredients accordingly... this came out amazing!
WOW is all I have to say! This recipe is amazing! After reading some other posts, I too shredded the chicken in the pot and added a can of mexi corn to it. I didn't use the full amount of cream cheese as recommened but just enough to make it creamy. I also used fajita seasoning instead of taco seasoning and served in tortillas alongside home made refried beans, avacado, sour cream and jalepenos! Every one LOVED it. What little leftovers were left, we ate with tortilla chips. A new family favorite! Will make again and again. Thank you for posting this recipe!
This was so easy & very yummy too! I spiced mine up some with chili powder & cumin along with extra taco seasoning (we like it hot). I also subbed a can of Ro*Tel for salsa & white queso for cream cheese because it is what I had on hand. I love that the chicken goes in frozen! I only did 2 chicken breasts, but left everything else at the same measurement & it still came out great! I'll be making this often- pretty cheap and so so incredibly easy! It was excellent & made the house smell great! I served it in whole wheat tortillas but will do Spanish rice next time because it was almost too "saucy" for tacos/burritos... but so so good... I can only imagine how yummy it would be with rice! Thanks for a fabulous recipe that doesn't even require "cooking"!
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