Crock Pot Chicken Fiesta Chicken Recipe

 

 
Now that the holidays are over I am thrilled to get back involved with the Secret Recipe Club.   Basically once a month I am assigned another blog to find a recipe and prepare it. On a certain day we all reveal our recipes and notify the blog we were assigned. Such fun to see what other people chose to make off your blog plus you get a chance to find new recipes.
 
 

                                     

 

This month I was assigned to Rebekah’s Family Food and Fun blog. I don’t know how she does it with 5 children and some amazing recipes. She has some wonderful desserts posted but I was still feeling guilty from the new year so I chose a main dish. Here are the simple ingredients.
 

 

 
 

Love the simplicity of this recipe and you can use frozen chicken if you decide last minute to make this. Crock pot recipes come in handy during our busy weekdays and we love Tex Mex cuisine.

 

 

 
Here is the finished product and at this point I think I could have taken a bag of tortilla chips and eaten it like a dip. Seriously that good. I might have baked it off if truly serving as a dip.

 

Instead of rice, I decided to try it as burrito filling. I filled tortillas and added some grated cheese to each one.

 
Folded them like so, the tricky part especially if you over stuff them!

 

Placed them in a greased baking dish and warmed in the oven.

Here is the finished product.

 

 
The kids decided it needed a little taco sauce to go along with it. Maybe I would use medium salsa next time as well.

 



Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe: adapted from Rebekah’s Family Food and Fun

  • 1-1/2 to 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, frozen or fresh
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn (or use a 15 oz. can of corn, drained)
  • 1 (16 oz) jar of your favorite salsa 
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, reduced fat is fine
  • Cooked rice or tortillas, for serving
  • Taco sauce, shredded cheese, lettuce etc
  1. Place chicken breasts in the crock-pot.
  2. Add beans, corn, and salsa. 
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, until the chicken is cooked. Times may vary depending on how hot your crock-pot gets. 
  4. Once the chicken will shred easily, remove it and shred completely. Return to crock-pot.
  5. Cut up cream cheese and place over the top of the chicken. Let it sit for about half an hour. It may look strange, don’t worry! Stir in the cream cheese until it is well combined.
  6. Serve over cooked rice or in tortillas.
  7. To make burritos, add about 1/4 cup of filling into each tortilla, sprinkle with cheese and fold.
  8. Add to a greased baking pan and bake at 350 until warmed, 15 mins.
  9. Add some condiments to the burritos and serve.
 
 

 

21 Comments

  1. I’ll have to try this!

  2. Wow! This looks so GOOD!!! I am def. going to make some of these one night for supper!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. I am hungry now, Thank you!! I will have to try this recipe out. Chipotle has nothing on you!! Looks delish.

  4. Delish!!! I will have to bookmark this for dinner this week! thank you! Pinning! 🙂

  5. Yum! This sounds really good!

  6. I make something similar, so YUMMY!!!! Thank you!

  7. I like it! I am also very hungry now!

  8. This looks perfect and it’s tempting me a lot. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to try this out by this weekend for sure.

  9. Wow, that looks delicious!

  10. This looks so good and it looks like it is so easy to keep Gluten free. I may have to give this a shot. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Oh that looks soooo good… So much for not being hungry!

  12. going to have to give this a try!I use my crock pot every week!

  13. I actually started to salivate reading your post and looking at those pictures. I can’t wait to give this a shot!

  14. Oh my gosh, I make a version of this and my whole family LOVES it. You can totally use it as enchilada filling, over rice, in a taco or burrito, over pasta – it is so versatile and delicious. Looking at yours makes me wish I had some going in the crock pot for dinner tonight!!

  15. That sounds kinda good. You could adapt it for other types of protein, too.

  16. So yummy, and I have almost all of those ingredients on-hand! Might have to make it a fiesta chicken kinda night. 😉

  17. So glad you enjoyed the recipe! I think it’s delicious in tortillas as well. Or even grilled up as quesadillas. Thanks for the nice comments! 🙂

  18. Im always looking for a good crock pot meal – this looks perfect!

  19. That looks so good & easy! I would probably add a bit of saffron rice to my tortillas. Looks like I better adjust my grocery list. Thanks!

  20. Hi Maria,
    It is really cold here today and this would be a perfect Crock Pot Recipe to be cooking away in that Crock Pot. This is a great recipe for the SRC, thanks for sharing.
    Miz Helen

  21. I almost made this when I had Rebekah’s blog! and I love that you turned it into a burrito filling. Good idea!

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