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Creamy Tex Mex Chicken {in the crockpot}

Creamy Mexican Chicken is a versatile crockpot recipe. You can make it with or without beans.

This post was originally published in June 2011.

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 Tex Mex Chicken

Creamy Mexican Chicken is a versatile crockpot recipe. You can make it with or without beans.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 5-6 chicken breasts (I've used all kinds of chicken so just use what you have but probably not a whole chicken)
  • 2 cups salsa (I used some we canned last summer)
  • 3 cans white beans - drained (I used ones I canned myself)
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • cooked rice


Put the chicken in the crockpot and add the salsa and beans on top.

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.

When it's done the chicken should be able to be shredded or torn apart.

Add block of cream cheese and stir until melted.

Serve over rice.


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Creamy Mexican Chicken is a versatile crockpot recipe. You can make it with or without beans.

If you’re eyeing that yummy salad in the photo it’s the Kale and Bacon salad.

Feel free to leave me some crockpot recipes in the comments. I really need more than two.

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Jen Keith

Saturday 28th of November 2015

Hi Angi! Happy Thanksgiving! 'Best Beef Dip Ever' on allrecipes.com. I make homemade French bread to go with these sandwiches. 'Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken' (makes tacos) on allrecipes.com. I get the homemade tortillas from heb for these tacos. 'Slow Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies' on marthastewart.com. 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'.

Angi Schneider

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

Hey Jen, thanks so much for these ideas! I can't wait to try them out.


Wednesday 12th of June 2013

That sounds yummy. You need to check out Stephanie O'Day's website. http://stephanieodea.com/She has written a book about her experiment with cooking for a year using a crockpot. Tons of great recipes there!

Angi Schneider

Thursday 13th of June 2013

That is exactly what I need. Thanks for sharing, I'm off to check out her site.

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