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Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

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I woke up this morning feeling domestic—like maybe a little Rachel Ray-like.  Wishing that I had her retro kitchen and fab success.  Until I think about how hard she has worked to get there.  And remembering that she passed on having children— something I wouldn’t pass up for any or all worldly treasure–especially when I reflect on the entertainment our 2 ½ year old grandson brought us yesterday.  This transpired after Heston slurped down half of David’s 32 oz. caffeine gulp from McDonalds.  He managed to quaff most of it while I wasn’t supervising, and while Grandpa saw it but looked the other way, which is what grandparents do sometimes because they think it is so darling.  Parents have a fit while grandparents pretend to be sorry, all the while secretly chuckling about how amusing it is to broaden the children’s worldview.  This little oversight on our part produced an afternoon of high energy cuteness, including a video-worthy rendition of salsa dancing to the tune, “Rocky Top”.  I laughed till my cheeks ached.

So anyway…

I wanted to make my latest obsession—a super easy, tasty crockpot meal that comes from another blogger. I got it from my daughter, who got it from Pinterest.  You didn’t know that Pinterest is like a cookbook for the internet addicted?   Well, now you know.

So Paige, my daughter, pinned it, then made it; I tasted it, and I it was all over.  I mean, I was all over it!

It comes from a blogger, Rita’s Recipes, who you really must follow!  She was part of my inspiration to start my blog, because her blog idea is to post really great recipes, once a month.  It brought me my “aha!” moment that told me, “I should blog!”

So, because I always keep these ingredients on hand so as to indulge when needed, I pulled out my crockpot and assembled the stuff.

Now, I must tell you, this recipe is nothing short of fabulous!  It is super versatile, super easy, uses common ingredients (that you can always keep on hand) and is universally liked! This is perhaps the very best recipe I have ever gotten off the internet!  In fact, it is so good that it qualifies for the comment from my husband:  “Again?”

Let me explain:  It seems that when I discover something new and easy to make, that I make it, and make it all too often.  It’s not that he doesn’t love it, he does!  It’s just that I tend to repeat a successful gig until he has to say, “Enough”.  So predictable– the very night that I made this for my blog post, I told him we were having Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili, and he had this “Again?” reaction!   I soooo know my husband. (I have to admit, he is right—if I had my way, pizza would be on my menu more often than not.  He calls it “Pizza Fatigue”) Hmmm.  That just gave me an idea—can this be a gourmet idea to topping for a pizza???

I better not go there.

So here it is—thanks bunches to Rita May!  My crock pot loves you!

 

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Ingredients that are easy to keep on hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 chicken breasts, still frozen

1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilis

1 can corn kernels, do NOT drain

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix

1 T. cumin

1 T. chili powder

1 t. onion powder
1 t. red pepper flakes- optional

1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese

 

 

Put the frozen chicken breasts in your crock pot.
Top with the tomatoes, corn, and the beans.
Add ranch dressing, and seasonings.

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First, stir these ingredients together and then top with the brick of cream cheese.

 

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Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring once or twice to blend in the cheese.  Resist the temptation to do this too often.  I’m not even going to tell you not to taste it here, you probably already have.

When ready to serve, remove the chicken, shred and return to the crock pot.

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Now the best part: decide how you want to serve this.

  1. Serve over rice
  2. or quinoa,
  3. in tortillas,
  4. over tortilla chips
  5. or thin it down with chicken broth for a soup.
  6. I have even caught my daughter warming it up to serve as a chunky dip!

 

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How do I love thee, Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken, let me count the ways!

Next, I think I will try substituting pork chops for the chicken, right after topping a pizza crust to create a gourmet style pizza!

Hopefully David will look the other way.

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili– So easy, you can assemble it in under 10 minutes and leave it for the day. This recipe will get you raves!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili– So easy, you can assemble it in under 10 minutes and leave it for the day.  This recipe will get you raves!

Thanks to Rita May, from whom I borrowed this recipe. check out her blog, Rita's Recipes!

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, still frozen
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 can corn kernels, do NOT drain
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. red pepper flakes- optional
  • 1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese
  • Serve on:
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Rice
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. [For pictured directions, go to:/ http://www.onlymybestrecipes.com/crock-pot-cream-cheese-chicken-chili-so-easy-you-can-assemble-it-in-under-10-minutes-and-leave-it-for-the-day-this-recipe-will-get-you-raves/]
  2. Put the frozen chicken breasts in your crock pot.
  3. Top with the tomatoes, corn, and the beans.
  4. Add ranch dressing, and seasonings.
  5. First, stir these ingredients together and then top with the brick of cream cheese.
  6. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring once or twice to blend in the cheese. Resist the temptation to do this too often. I’m not even going to tell you not to taste it here, you probably already have.
  7. When ready to serve, remove the chicken, shred and return to the crock pot.
  8. Now the best part: decide how you want to serve this.
  9. Serve over rice or quinoa,in tortillas,over tortilla chipsor thin it down with chicken broth for a soup.
  10. I have even caught my daughter warming it up to serve as a chunky dip!
http://www.onlymybestrecipes.com/crock-pot-cream-cheese-chicken-chili-so-easy-you-can-assemble-it-in-under-10-minutes-and-leave-it-for-the-day-this-recipe-will-get-you-raves/

 Posted by at 7:18 pm

  3 Responses to “Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili– So easy, you can assemble it in under 10 minutes and leave it for the day. This recipe will get you raves!”

  1. I love your post and your pictures are fabulous. Thanks for the link-back.
    Rita

  2. I will try this when you come to Az. It is a big recipe. sounds wonderful.

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