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Cream Cheese Chicken Chili (Crockpot) from TheFoodCharlatan.com
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Cream Cheese Chicken Chili (Crockpot)

This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is ridiculously easy and really packs a punch. Plus it's made in a crockpot.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Karen


  • 3 whole chicken breasts frozen or fresh
  • 3 15-oz cans pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 15-oz cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 15-oz cans whole corn undrained
  • 2 10-oz cans Rotel undrained
  • 2 packages Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 8-oz packages cream cheese
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped

To garnish:

  • tortilla chips
  • limes
  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese


  • Place the chicken in the bottom of a large crock pot. Add the beans, corn, Rotel, Ranch dressing mix, onion, garlic, crushed red pepper, cumin. Stir together.
  • Add the cream cheese on top and put the lid on.
  • Turn the crockpot to low and cook for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through. (Or do it on high, about 4-6 hours.)
  • Remove the chicken and shred with 2 forks.
  • Use a spoon to stir in the shredded chicken and the cream cheese (which should be melted).
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, lime juice, avocado, sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese. You can also serve this as a dip with tortilla chips.


This recipe as written makes a crazy huge amount. If you half it, don't worry about using 2 1/2 cans of beans. Use 2 cans or 3. Or replace one can of beans with corn. Honestly this recipe is pretty flexible.
You can totally use chicken thighs too. This time around I used 2 thighs and 2 breasts.
Source: my cousin Misty!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 1235mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 867IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 5mg