Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crock-Pot Chicken Chili

I wasn't really in the mood for the bbq chicken sandwiches that were on the menu for tonight, but I wanted something relatively healthy that I could throw in the Crock-Pot, especially since I've done a good bit of hands-on cooking so far this week(we had shrimp & grits last night, YUM!). I wanted a dinner that would be cooked for me! I figured I'd throw together some stuff and try to come out of it with a decent chicken chili. I've seen some recipes floating around on Pinterest, but haven't really looked at them and haven't tried them so I wasn't sure if it'd come together well or not. 

It came together wonderfully! It is most definitely one of our new faves around here. Tons of flavor!

Joseph didn't really care for the way it looked, but he got past that once he tasted it! The beige-y color isn't that appealing, I agree. ;-) But I promise, it's delicious!!

Crock-Pot Chicken Chili

3-4 chicken breasts (I use Perdue frozen boneless skinless breasts. They come out great and are cleaned of the nasty crap really well!)
1 packet Taco seasoning
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
2 cans Ro-Tel
1-2 cans black beans (or kidney)
1-2 cans corn
1 8oz package cream cheese


Put 3-4 frozen chicken breasts in bottom of Crock-Pot. Sprinkle packets on top.
Dump beans, Ro-Tel, and corn in and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours. 
You can go ahead and drop cream cheese on the top, then let it cook all day. You can also wait until the last couple hours to do this, and let it soften first before adding it.
Shred up chicken with forks, and make sure cream cheese is mixed in really well.

It's that easy! And that delicious!!

I guess you could also call this chicken taco soup. It's got pretty much all the components of taco soup in it, just with chicken and some cream cheese. (I'll have to try the cream cheese in my regular taco soup!) It'd be great with some sliced jalapeƱos on top, but we don't have any. I thought it was great with just some crackers. :-)

I hope you get to try it out soon. It's going to be great on those cold Winter nights!


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