When I pinned this recipe I wrote, “You had me at the words easy and crock-pot” And it’s true, I have a weakness for easy meals, especially the kind I can toss in the crock-pot and forget about. Really though, doesn’t “Easy Crock-Pot Fiesta Chicken” just sound like a dish that you HAVE to try? 😉
I did try it and I’m adding it to my favorites list. 😉 Stuart’s comment after his first bite was, “This is another one of those dishes that looks like it’s going to be boring, but tastes awesome!” Now what further praise does it need? 😉
I confess I had some skeptical moments when I thought about adding cream cheese to the dish, but wow, it does some amazing dancing with the salsa and black beans! Total fiesta time, oh yeah! I used the neufchâtel cream cheese which says that it has 1/3 less fat, but it sure tasted yummy! I didn’t miss the extra 1/3rd at all. 😉
I served it over jasmine rice for the menfolk. Ella got plain rice with just a smidgen of butter, but I avoided the carbs and was “good” even after Stuart commented, “It’s too bad you can’t have rice, because it’s REALLY good with the rice.” Har har har… thanks for that! 😉 Guess I’ll have to take his word for it for the time being, however, I would like to go on record as saying that it was scrum-diddly-umtious without the rice as well. Hee hee!
Give this one a whirl, you’ll love it! By the way, I found the recipe here if you’re interested.
Easy Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken
4 chicken breasts, frozen or thawed
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) jar of your favorite salsa
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
Take 4 frozen, yes, frozen (or thawed), boneless chicken breasts put into crock pot. Add 1 can of black beans, drained, 1 jar of salsa, 1 can of corn drained. Keep in crock pot on low for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked. Once it is cooked, take it out and shred it. Return shredded chicken to the crockpot.
Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top!) and let sit for about 1/2 hour. It may look at little strange at this point. Don’t worry. Stir in the cream cheese.
Serve over rice or in warm flour tortillas.