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Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken

This easy crockpot chicken recipe is one of the simplest recipes you’ll ever make! Plus it’s also delicious, filling and inexpensive. No wonder it’s a favorite!

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Author: ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 2.5 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 2 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 can corn, drained (opt.)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese


  • cooked rice
  • tortillas
  • shredded cheese


  • Put chicken, black beans, salsa and corn into crockpot and place cream cheese on top. Cover.
  • Cook on high for 2 ½ to 3 hours.
  • Shred chicken (I love using my favorite kitchen scissors for this) and serve over cooked rice or use as tortilla filling. (If using as a tortilla filling, I often still use rice, but just mix it into the chicken mixture at the end of the cooking time.) 
  • Top with shredded cheese if desired.


If this seems like it is going to be really soupy, you can leave the lid off for the last ½ hour to help thicken it.
This recipe makes a large quantity, but it freezes well, so any leftovers can easily be put in the freezer for later.