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Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

I’m sure you are like me, and are always on the look out for super easy meals that your family will love. I have just the meal for you! It is a very easy crock pot chicken recipe. It’s one of those amazing recipes where you don’t even need to thaw the meat! Just pull the ingredients from the freezer and cupboards, dump in, turn on and walk away! This is a favorite dish in our home. Even my kids eat this! And it is a favorite of the Husband’s. It does make a large portion, so it also has great leftovers which are awesome for the Husband to take to work/school for lunch the next day.

Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

Easy Crock pot Chicken recipe

This recipe is very simple to put together. It takes less than 10 minutes prep work. And produces an amazing result that will have your family singing your praises at the dinner table. But since it is cooked in the crock pot you will need a little planning on your part. I learned of this recipe from fellow friends we’ve met in the army. It’s been passed around between us all and each person has their own version based on what their family enjoys. This is my version. I took the same basic idea and added to it to make it the best mix for my family.

Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

Simply gather all your ingredients together and start throwing them into your crock pot. Place your frozen boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins into the crock pot. Then top with the black beans, corn, salsa, cream cheese, sea salt, lemon juice and red pepper. Place the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

Often I don’t get this into the crock pot until lunch; and since we like dinner earlier than 6pm; I start cooking on low and then at about 4PM I turn it up to High to ensure it is ready for dinner. Be sure to come back and stir a little every 2 hours. About 30 minutes before dinner time, I turn the crock pot off; so that it will have ample time to thicken. During cooking it does tend to get a little runny. But if you allow it to cool a little, it will thicken. And it gets even better the next day. There are quite a few ways to serve this dish once it is cooked.

Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

Crock Pot Chicken dish ideas

Once the crock pot chicken is cooked you can serve it in a rice bowl, bread bowl or on a plate of fresh rice. Or if you are talking to our children, they just want it straight on a plate with nothing added.

Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

But our favorite method is in a chicken wrap. Take a warm large flour tortilla. Spread on some shredded cheese. Add the crock pot chicken. Add sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes, lettuce and olives. Roll and enjoy!  You can also use a large Greek pita in place of the tortilla. It is just as delicious.

Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

This Crock Pot Chicken is one that stores well in the fridge and is just as good the next day! That is the biggest benefit of this dish, is that everyone will eat the leftovers! Even ME! I hate leftovers. I rarely eat them. But this one; I’m quite fond of! I always make a large batch, to ensure that we have leftovers for the next day. Well, that is if the Husband leaves any for me after he packs his lunch to take to work the next day. He really loves this too.

The crock pot chicken is very family friendly and is given thumbs up by the husband, 9 year old, 7 year old and even the 3 year old. Jade loves picking the beans out and eats them first! This is also the only way I can get her to eat beans.

Crock Pot Chicken recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken

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Crock Pot Chicken Recipe: Cream Cheese and Salsa Chicken
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless FROZEN chicken tenderloins
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 can drained and rinsed Black beans
  • 1 can drained Whole Kernel Corn
  • 10-16 oz fresh salsa- Recipe: or one can of Rotel-- in our experience the fresh salsa gives more flavor and kick, but Rotel works in a pinch
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1½ teaspoons Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Red Pepper
  1. Place Chicken in crock pot.
  2. Add Black beans (ensure they are rinsed otherwise it affects the flavor), corn, cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, sea salt, and Ground red pepper on top.
  3. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Stir every 2 hours.
  5. Turn off 20 minutes before serving to allow mixture to thicken.
  6. Serve on top of rice
  7. Or rolled in a tortilla or Greek Pita with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sliced black olives, sour cream and shredded cheese.

How would you eat this crock pot chicken recipe?



About Amber Edwards

Amber is the owner & editor of JadeLouise Designs located in Wasatch Front of Utah near SLC. She is a stay at home mom to Jonathan (11) Talmage (9) Jade (5) and little Rose Katharine (Due in September 2015), 1 dog and 1 cat. She loves to read, craft, bake, shop, travel, photography, and being a Mom and homemaker. She loves her family, and is passionate about sharing how to help families design a more family friendly lifestyle.


  1. How many people does this recipe serve?

    • I think it really depends on how much each person normally eats. It fills our large 7 qt crock pot about half full. After our family of husband, 2 tween boys, kindergarten daughter and myself finish, we have about 1/4 left to be stored for the next days lunch. So for us it feeds at least 5 with left overs. But that is also with the husband taking 3rds and sometimes 4ths.

  2. This looks so good! I will have to make this for the family. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  3. I’m making this tonight, but I think I will shred the chicken at the 30 min mark (before it’s time to eat) and then make some pasta to go with it! =)

  4. Hello,

    I’m making this tonight, I will come back and write a review.

  5. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yum! Reminds me of Southwestern Egg Roll filling. I will add spinach for some green and shred the chicken in the crockpot!!

  7. Motherhood on the Rocks

    My mouth literally filled with saliva! This sounds amazing!

  8. This looks so yummy… I really think i’ll be making it soon!!

  9. This looks really good. I love using my crock pot as often as I can

  10. I love any recipe that has cream cheese.

  11. This is a recipe that I am sure to try out, thanks for the great post!

  12. Yes, I would definitely eat it! Love crock pot recipes.

  13. We love crock pot meals. This looks like a super delicious one.

  14. My kind of food — and prep too! Looks great and I will add it to my repertoire.

  15. YOu’re so good with your food post. I’d love to try it but w/out the cream cheese. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Wow, that looks so delicious!! The perfect combination of ingredients! I love chicken and salsa!

  17. This looks so good and easy! I love crock pot meals for those super busy days.

  18. Got it simmering in my crock now! I didn’t have quite enough for each person to have an individual breast, but this is a perfect way to stretch it. Probably serving it over rice or mashed potatoes here

  19. Oh, yum! I am always searching for new and delicious crock pot recipes. Thanks for posting this one. I am going to pin it to make next week.

  20. Oh my! This looks so easy (which I love!) and so tasty (which I love even more). I think we’ll be trying this next week!

  21. I make this all the time at home to serve over rice but never thought to put it in a pita. Genius!

  22. OMG that looks absolutely amazing. And so easy to do! YUM! Thanks :)

  23. Yum! Looks like a great combination of ingredients.

  24. this looks amazingly delicious – my kind of food :)

  25. Jennifer Comet Wagner

    I have to get a crock pot again. I had one years ago and loved it but after a while forgot about it. They really are great.

  26. This sounds delicious, I wonder how it would do without the stirring. When I do the Crockpot I put it in before I go to work.

  27. Yum!! That looks delish! Looks like a really tasty crock pot chicken dish that everyone will love!

  28. This looks so yummy and simple to make. My family would love this recipe!

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