This Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese with Black Beans recipe will really put you in the mood for a fiesta! The salsa turns up the spice and the cream cheese really makes it so worth the calories. LOL!
If you’re all about the chicken in the slow cooker, be sure to check out these Crockpot Roast Chicken Recipes. There’s so much to make and so many awesome recipes–you’ll never run out of easy family meals.
My kids say this Tex-Mex crockpot cheesy chicken looks a bit “different” because the cream cheese and salsa give it an orange color, but they seriously love it… all of them!
Down to the wire, though? Or just a hectic weeknight? That’s ok. These Slow Cooker School Night Dinner Ideas are going to be the staple you didn’t know you were missing in your weeknight meal planning!
Crockpot Chicken and Cheese:
But back to this awesome southwest chicken and cheese made in the crockpot. You guys, this is seriously one yummy recipe.
It’s the mixture of the cheese, the salsa, the chicken and everything that just makes for a really fun dinner.
Some crockpot chicken and cheese recipes are much more complicated with bell pepper, cream of chicken soup (or cream of mushroom) and green chiles. But really, that’s just a shadow of the fabulous tex-mex chicken you get with this recipe.
So, if you’re ready to make the best crockpot chicken dinner, grab your slow cooker and let’s get cookin’!
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese with Black Beans
Ok. So, just a few tips before you scroll all the way down to the recipe and just get to it.
First, I prefer chicken breasts, but I prefer that stiffer texture, especially with a slow cooker recipe. It’s not going to be dry because it’s such a slow and low temperature it’s cooking at, but that stiffer texture will hold up better in the crockpot.
Now, that being said, you’ll notice there’s not a ton of liquid in this recipe. There’s no chicken broth or any soups. And no cheddar cheese.
The reason: you’re not making cheddar cheese soup with chicken in it. You’re wanting a more casserole texture. So, there’s not supposed to be a lot of liquid.
The last step in the recipe is to add the cream cheese, then cover and cook for a bit longer. You don’t have to cook for a million years or anything–just until the cheese is melted.
Then add a little salt and pepper to taste, maybe a little garlic powder (how much will vary based on what you like your tex mex chicken to taste like).
You can top with a little sour cream or corn salsa, but really, you don’t need anything else–just serve over rice!
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Make it a Meal:
Vegetable Side: Healthy Salad Ideas
Starch Side: Red Beans and Rice
Refreshing Drink: Strawberry Smoothie
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- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 15 1/2 oz can black beans, drained
- 1 15 oz can corn, drained
- 1 15 oz jar salsa, any kind
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese
- Place frozen chicken breasts in slow cooker. Add the black beans, corn and salsa.
- Cook on high for 4 1/2 hours or until meat is cooked through.
- Add cream cheese and cook for 30 minutes more or until melted and warm. Stir and serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1108mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 8gSugar: 8gProtein: 34g