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5 ingredients + some spices are all you need for slow cooker creamy fiesta chicken. Takes just minutes to prepare and it's ready when you are. Serve with cooked rice and toppings if your choice. Let everyone create their own creamy fiesta chicken rice bowl for dinner.
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Slow Cooker Creamy Fiesta Chicken

Fiesta Chicken is only 5 Ingredients + spices and it's made in the slow cooker. The chicken is fall apart tender! Serve over rice and with all your favorite toppings.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy dinner recipe, fiesta chicken, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 215kcal
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3-4 lbs)
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn, drained
  • 1 jar (16 oz) salsa
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bar (8 oz) cream cheese, chunked

Instructions

  • Spray the slow cooker insert with cooking spray. Lay the chicken breasts on the bottom. They will probably be overlapping slightly and that's fine.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the beans, corn, salsa, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt. Stir together and pour over the chicken. Cover with the lid and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  • With 30 minutes left in the cook time (or just when the cook time is over) take two forks and shred the chicken. It will easily just fall apart and shred nicely. Stir everything together. Place the cream cheese chunks on top and cover with the lid again, cook the remaining 30 minutes.
  • Give it a good stir to combine the cream cheese in with the chicken. Serve the fiesta chicken over some rice and top with all your favorite toppings!

Notes

Use medium or hot salsa, add a can of diced green chilies or jalapeno peppers, or some cayenne red pepper along with the other seasonings if you want some spice. Recipe as is, is perfect for kids and adults. But if you want more heat then just add accordingly.
 
Use any kind of canned bean that you prefer (if you don't care for the black beans). 

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 382IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg