Crock Pot Creamy Mexican Chicken (Aka Fiesta Chicken)

"Creamy chicken dish that you can spice up to suit your taste. Basically, it's slow cooker chicken with cream cheese & any other ingredients you like. This recipe is our favorite combination and has a mexican flair. Plus, using the crock pot makes this dish simple & fills the whole house with a nice aroma. We like it best served over cooked egg noodles or rice. I gave this recipe to my cousin & she serves it by adding spoonfuls of it to pre-made taco shells. (Note: sometimes instead of onion & red bell pepper I just add 1-1 1/2 cups of frozen bell pepper/onion from the bag in the freezer secion)"
 
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Ready In:
4hrs 5mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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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Reviews

  1. honeofakind
    The only thing I did differently with this recipe was that I shredded the chicken while still in the crockpot before adding the cream cheese. It was DELCIOUS! This will become a staple food at my house.
     
  2. ilovej10
    Wow! This was really good! Very impressed. Would make it again. The only change I might make is adding the beans in a little later in the cooking process.
     
  3. Keydet77
    Delicious. I served it over Mexican rice. Next time I try this I plan to shred the chicken, and then serve this on tortillas.
     
  4. rosemere
    This recipe was very good and eveyone in our family thought that it was great comfort food. I especially liked how I was able to put the chicken in the crockpot frozen. I cooked it on high for about 5 hours and it was ready. I would make this again for a quick and easy meal that tastes great!
     
  5. Aysons Mama
    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.
     
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  1. sawells
    I used a pound of ground chicken that I had. I like it that way. I will not add the cream cheese. It hides all those wonderful flavors. I'll make it again minus cream cheese.
     
  2. fisch72459
    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!
     
  3. lexus249_9672174
    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!
     
  4. groovey blonde
    great flavors, and an easy dish to make. did evrything the same except my husband bought a green bell pepper instead of red, and i added a can of rotel. turned out yummy.
     
  5. SpiceMaster
    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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