Slow Cooker Creamy Fiesta Chicken

 5 ingredients and your slow cooker are all you need for one of the yummiest & easiest dinners you will ever make! SLOW COOKER CREAMY FIESTA CHICKEN- only 5 ingredients and you have a delicious, easy, and family approved dinner! |

 This is another easy & family approved recipe that I make at least once a month. I know most families have their “go-to” meals; you know, the meals that you make all the time because they’re delicious, easy, and everybody loves them…. well, my friends, my two “go-to” meals are this creamy fiesta and chicken and this creamy beef noodle bake.

You put some chicken (fresh is best) in the slow cooker, pour some canned black beans and canned corn, and then cover with salsa. Let it cook on low heat and then here comes the best part- add cream cheese and let it melt into the chicken mixture. So yummy!

I always serve this over cilantro lime rice. I also include toppings with this too; chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, avocado, olives, green onion. Basically, whatever toppings you enjoy!

The recipe as written is not spicy nor has tons of “in your face” flavor. We like it exactly as is. But, if you want a bit more kick, use hot salsa and/or add some taco seasonings. I always use my homemade salsa (this one or this). It has more flavor than the jarred and really adds to the taste of this simple meal.

Slow Cooker Creamy Fiesta Chicken


  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (depending on size)
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn, drained
  • 1 jar (12-16 oz) salsa (or use 1 1/2 cups homemade salsa)
  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese


  1. Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Lay chicken breasts on the bottom. Dump the beans and the corn on top. Then add the salsa. DO NOT stir. Just leave it.
  3. Cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  4. At 30 minutes left of cooking time; shred the chicken with 2 forks, mix everything together. Place block of cream cheese on top. Cover. Let cook remaining 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover, and mix all together (the cream cheese will be completely melted by this point).
  6. Serve over rice.

This can also be used as a burrito filling, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, etc. I always make one of these things with the leftovers from this creamy fiesta chicken! Try this easy recipe and let me know what you think 🙂

Enjoy! xoxo

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    • Together As Family says

      My favorite time to use the slow cooker is the summer! It would be worth getting it out for this meal 😉

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