Thursday, January 16, 2014

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Jumping back into cooking after having a baby can be difficult. That is why I have been trying new recipes that look super easy and quick to make. I found this recipe a while back and have had it on my menu or a while. Honestly, I was waiting because I wanted to try it with Husk sweet corn since I am now working for them and still needed to buy some.

But once I had my supply of Husk, I was ready to try this recipe out.

Now for the Recipe:

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
(that's a mouthful!)
2 chicken breasts, still frozen

1 can Rotel tomatoes

1 can corn kernels, do not drain (I used 8 oz of my Husk corn)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
1 T cumin
1 t chili powder
1 t onion powder
1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese
Put the chicken in the crock pot.
Top with the tomatoes, corn,
the drained and rinsed beans,
ranch dressing, cumin, onion and chili powders,
stir to combine then top with the cream cheese.

This is what mine looked like. :)
Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring one or twice
 to blend in the cheese. 
Shred the chicken into large pieces
and serve over rice. (I cooked mine on high for 4 hours and my chicken fell apart on it's own.)
Can also serve in tortillas or taco shells.
Serves 4

My final product.

This recipe was super easy to make. You simply cannot beat recipes that you just dump everything in. And you don't even have to thaw the chicken or anything so this recipe could not get much easier. Seriously, the "hardest" part was whipping up some rice when it was time to eat. Not hard at all!

The Family Test:
Adam and I really liked it. One of my concerns was that it was going to be too spicy for my family because of the comments on this recipe and another similar recipe. It was not spicy at all! Adam's spicy gauge is usually in line with what the girls can handle and he thought it was fine. Kaylee ate all of hers without much hesitation so I would say she liked it as well. Ella did not like it all, but since she is 2 there really are not many things that I would say she does like so her opinion will not play into whether or not I make this again. Which is next.

Will I make this again?
Of course! It was so easy and tasty that I will definitely add this into my menu rotation. I served this with rice as the author recommended and will do so again, but I had my leftovers with chips and enjoyed that as well.

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee, you gauge your kids reactions like I do! :) Right now, EVERY NIGHT, I hear "I don't wike supper" from one of the younger two boys, no matter what I'm making. Too bad!


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