Creamy Mexican Chicken {in the crockpot}

This post was originally published in June 2011.
Creamy Mexican Chicken is a versatile crockpot recipe. You can make it with or without beans.
A while back I made a great creamy chicken recipe in the crockpot and I loved it. However, I love black beans and most of my family does not.

Now, just because my family doesn’t love something doesn’t mean I don’t still make it. You know, because the taste just might grow on them. So I’ve made this several times and the black bean haters are still hating them. (hate might be a little strong, but you get the idea)

So, the last time I needed a crockpot meal I decided to make this again but with a few tweaks. I seriously need more crockpot meal ideas, I have like 2….

I also renamed it, because sometimes I can fool my crew by the name, like when I tell a toddler that broccoli is little trees and they can be a big dinosaur and eat the whole tree.

Enough confessions, here’s the recipe – that my family actually liked (not just didn’t hate)…

Creamy Mexican Chicken
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  1. 5-6 chicken breasts (I've used all kinds of chicken so just use what you have but probably not a whole chicken)
  2. 2 cups salsa (I used some we canned last summer)
  3. 3 cans white beans - drained (I used ones I canned myself)
  4. 8oz cream cheese
  5. cooked rice
  1. Put the chicken in the crockpot and add the salsa and beans on top.
  2. Cook on high for about 4 hours - now, every crockpot is different so think about how yours usually cooks and then do what seems right for you.
  3. When it's done the chicken should be able to be shredded or torn apart.
  4. Add block of cream cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Serve over rice.
  6. Enjoy!

If you’re eyeing that yummy salad in the photo it’s the Kale and Bacon salad.
Creamy Mexican Chicken is a versatile crockpot recipe. You can make it with or without beans.
Feel free to leave me some crockpot recipes in the comments. I really need more than two.

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  1. Jen Keith says

    Hi Angi! Happy Thanksgiving! ‘Best Beef Dip Ever’ on I make homemade French bread to go with these sandwiches. ‘Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken’ (makes tacos) on I get the homemade tortillas from heb for these tacos. ‘Slow Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies’ on The recipe calls for 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate but I just use 1 cup of chocolate chips in its place. These are my most requested brownies; it trumps my ‘baked recipe’.

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