Creamy Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Unless I have just gone to the store, I rarely have defrosted, fresh meat sitting in my fridge. I am ultra paranoid about food born illness so I will either buy meat and cook it the same day or will freeze it. So when I saw this recipe from Food.com for Creamy Salsa Chicken that used frozen chicken breasts, I was excited. And even better, I had all the ingredients on hand. This recipe is hands down one of my favorites and I’ve had many friends and blog followers make this recipe and compliment it as well!

Ingredients:
4 -5 boneless chicken breasts
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) jar salsa, any kind
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 

For a healthier meal use low sodium beans and corn and 1/3 less fat cream cheese.
Directions:
1) Take frozen, yes, frozen, boneless chicken breasts put into crock pot. 
2) Add black beans, salsa, and corn.
3) Cook on high for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked. 
4) Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top!) and let sit for about 1/2 hour. Mix together when cheese is soft and melted.

Garnish with avocado and serve it over rice. Corn bread and salad make great side dishes!
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Comments

  1. says

    I made this tonight with frozen chicken tenderloins. I was a little nervous about making it with frozen chicken, but it turned out great (and everyone is fine). I made a lower fat version by substituting nonfat greek yogurt for the cream cheese. It probably wasn't quite as 'creamy' as the original, but it did the trick. I served over Spanish rice. Yummy! Thanks Sarah!

  2. says

    I always use frozen chicken in my crockpot! It makes making dinner so easy. This looks very yummy. I also make chicken tacos in my crockpot similar to this…chicken, jar of salsa, packet of taco seasoning, and can of black beans. Shred it after it's cooked, SO good!

  3. says

    I make this quite often! Except I add light and dark red kidney beans to mine as well! I absolutely love it and so does my family! They like using tortilla chips to scoop it and some like to put it in a tortilla!

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