Thursday, October 1, 2015

Recipe Club - Crockpot Chicken Chili Edition

Today's recipe saved my hiney this week.  It's been a crazy week academically (all three of my classes prepped for and are taking a test) and getting ready for Homecoming Court, a dance, a Spirit Breakfast, Student Government elections, etc.has made it jam packed with busy.  After a couple nights of eggs on english muffins for me and Dave I was so happy to make a "real" dinner.

Christina is the genius reader who originally sent me the recipe for Crockpot Lasagna so when she emailed me this recipe for Crockpot Chicken Chili I completely trusted her judgement.  The best part was that I had all of the ingredients for this on hand!

- 1 can corn (undrained)
- 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 2 cans Rotel
- 1 packet Ranch mix
- Low fat cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- About 1 pound of chicken breasts

 I think my favorite part of this recipe is that there is absolutely no prep.  

Put the chicken in the bottom of the crock pot and put the beans (drained), corn, Rotel, ranch, cumin and chili powder on top. 

Mix it all around...

... throw the cream cheese on top (don't mix it in yet)...

... and then cook it on low for 6-7 hours.

This is what mine looked like when I took the lid off at the end of the cook time.

I used two forks to shred the chicken, while mixing in the cream cheese and that's it!

 You should totally be impressed with my iPhone food photography skills :)  I pinky promise it tastes better than my pictures make it look!

Easy, hearty and super flavorful.  It was a little on the spicy side for my kids, so the next time I make it I'll probably cut down (or cut out) the chili powder.

Enjoy, ladies!!!  

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  1. Yum! I know my crew would gobble this up!


  2. I love an easy slow cooker recipe!! I need to try it asap!

  3. That looks delicious!! I'm putting it on my list of quick recipes!!

  4. I first saw this recipe on Pinterest years ago! I love it!!! So good! So easy!

  5. I am always looking for easy and simple and you have never lead me in the wrong direction yet! (We are fans of your meatball subs!) Something I noticed you need in your life, crock pot liners! I do not use my crock pot if I am out of liners. That is how much I rely on them!!!!

  6. YES!! I love this recipe. Thanks for the reminder - on tap for next week!!

  7. In addition to the packet of ranch mix, I use a packet of mild taco seasoning (instead of cumin, cayenne, etc. individually), it's super easy, not to spicy, and works great!

  8. This sounds soooo good! I'll be trying this next week for sure!

  9. I make this recipe too and we add fritos scoops for dipping!!

  10. This sounds delicious! And the fact that you can make it in the crockpot is even better!

  11. I'm totally putting this on my To Try List :)

  12. I've made it before. It looks like barf, but it's so good! We put it on tortilla chips.

  13. I've heard of this recipe before, or a similar one. Never tried it myself though. I like your version.

  14. Took it out of the crockpot at midnight. Had it for breakfast. Delish. Tried it with three types of chips-thin, hint of lime, pumpkin seed tortilla chips from Aldi's. All good but
    I liked the pumpkin the best!

  15. Took it out of the crockpot at midnight. Ate it for breakfast. Delish.