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Cream Cheese Chicken Chili (Crockpot) from TheFoodCharlatan.com
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5 from 4 votes

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.


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