Mexican Crock Pot Recipe


I forgot to take a photo of the meal, so I'm just throwing a graphic of bowls up there and calling it good.

I found this recipe on Pinterest; can't recall from who. This is called Fiesta Chicken Crock Pot Meal.


Fiesta Chicken Crock Pot Meal
4 chicken breasts
1 packet Fiesta Ranch dip (by the salad dressings)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can Rotel
1 can corn (not drained, but I beg to differ)
1 block cream cheese

Cook on High in crock pot for 4 hours or 6 hours on low. Shred with fork and eat over rice with tortillas. 

Aside from the block of cream cheese, you just throw it all together. I laid my chicken breasts on the bottom and then added the other ingredients.

Okay, here's where I'd do it different next time. I would drain the corn, because there seemed to be an excess of liquid. 

This recipe does not elaborate about the block of cream cheese, so I just added it about 20 minutes before the meal was ready and spread it around on top.

Israel was here and we ate it in rolled tortillas and skipped the rice. Last night I ate it over rice. 

You could go ahead and add the liquid on the corn and see how it goes. Next time I will either drain the can of corn or just add some of it and not all of it. 

I ate two meals and then froze the remainder in sandwich bags for single meals. If I can't get quite a few meals out of a recipe, then I'm not going to bother to cook it!

Enjoy!





25 comments

  1. What purpose do you think the cream cheese is for? Is it used as a thickener? I wonder how it would taste leaving it out for less fat. Fat free cream cheese just turns to more liquid. It looks fairly healthy otherwise.

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    1. I think it was for flavor and thickener. Made it taste good!

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  2. I only eat full fat products. I think it is healthier. Check out the link Diet Doctor.com. This recipe sounds delicious and I will definitely try it. And I love Cream Cheese! Thanks Brenda. Patrice

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    1. I used to get fat free groceries. Now I just go with the regular like you.

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  3. Sounds like a delicious recipe. Can't wait to try it but first I will make a stop by the grocery store for the ingredients.Thanks.

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    1. Someone emailed that they had trouble finding the Fiesta Ranch dressing packet. I just found it in my grocery store. Maybe it's harder to get in other places?

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  4. Sounds very good, Brenda. I'm always looking for easy meals these days.

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  5. This sounds easy and tasty. I would guess the cream cheese is for flavor. Many Mexican dishes call for some kind of cheese, and this seems like a cheese replacement, of sorts. Yum!

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  6. Brenda, this really sounds good and easy! Cream cheese is always good in anything as far as I am concerned! Have a great weekend!

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  7. This sounds like a good one Brenda! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend! ~julie

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  8. If Israel liked it ...I'd say it must be a good Mexican recipe..Thanks Brenda!

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    1. That's what I thought. He won't eat at Tex-Mex restaurants or what we think of as Mexican restaurants. He likes the real deal!

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  9. This recipe sounds really good and I'll be trying it as I love chicken and cream cheese both. Thanks!

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  10. This sounds good Brenda! I'm going to make BBQ Pork tomorrow for the family and moving helpers. I'm going to use your recipe! I know it will be good and easy!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. It's Monday now. Hope she got moved without any complications.

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  11. I've made something similar to this and it's so good! I've also made another recipe called "Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken", which is also very good. I don't think the cream cheese serves any purpose except to add deliciousness!

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  12. Sounds delicious, always looking for something to throw in the crock pot on those apt. days. Thanks for sharing! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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  13. Sounds yummy! I love easy crock pot recipes.

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    1. I seem to use my crock pot every week now. And I always find recipes that will freeze and I can have like TV dinners for weeks.

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  14. Perhaps you're supposed to stir it vigorouslyat the end, and the liquid from the corn and the cream cheese are supposed to combine to make a sort of soup?

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    1. That's what I ended up doing. The recipe just said to put it on top and let it melt.

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  15. I made this just yesterday. I used less of the juice from the corn, thanks to your recommendation, but think I will eliminate it next time. I ate mine in a hard corn shell. Very tasty!

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    1. Oh, I may try that next time! Eat it in a taco shell. Yeah, that extra juice was kind of a nuisance.

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