It is 33 degrees outside currently with probably 6 inches of snow on the ground. We are in the middle of a winter storm warning. And, both Deb and I have colds. So we are struggling to get very much done today. Those two things mean that it is a great time for soup in the crockpot for dinner. Number one, you throw it in the crockpot and forget about it. Number two, soup always feels warm and comforting. I was sent this crockpot cream cheese chicken chili recipe awhile ago and decided today was the day we would make it. We had all of the ingredients, so why not.
We put everything in the crockpot this morning around 10am. And by 5 it was completely done. And boy was it ever delicious. Deb had two bowls of it. I did go back for a few more bites. I will have to say that this recipe isn’t a traditional runny soup. Ours ended up being more like a casserole or even a dip that would be excellent with corn chips. And, maybe Deb added more chicken than normal.
It hit the spot in both categories.. quick and easy to prepare and comforting. So, I wanted to share it today for those of you who love this type of food.
This recipe made enough for two HUGE helpings for us tonight and we have enough for 2 small helpings tomorrow. So if you have a family of 4-6 people, you will want to double it.
1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of corn – We used a bag of frozen because we had it on hand
1 10oz can of Rotel tomatoes – We used the one with green chilis because we had it here. Ours was spicy which was nice.
1 package of ranch dressing
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 8oz package of cream cheese
2 chicken breasts
Start by putting your chicken breasts in a crockpot and add the black beans, corn (undrained), and Rotel tomatoes. Top with the seasonings and ranch dressing and then stir that all together. Top with the block of cream cheese. Cover and cook. We cooked ours on high for about 6 hours because we were home.
Shred the chicken when tender. We left it right in the crockpot and shredded it with two forks. Then mix it all together.
Like I said above, ours was thick like a dip. But it was absolutely delicious. And, felt just like comfort food. We will definitely be adding this to the rotation.
Let me know if you try it. And if you are a fan of chili, check out this recipe. We have made this a lot and really hits the spot on a cold day, as well.