Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Is a No-Stress Dinner by Donna John

Poultry Slow Cooker Soups
2 years ago

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Is a No-Stress Dinner

If you're looking for a quick, inexpensive and delicious dinner idea, you’ve got to try this creamy chicken chili recipe. You basically put all the ingredients into a slow cooker then wait for pure dinner magic, with no stress. 

Garnish this easy chili recipe with favorite soup toppings like avocado, sour cream, onion, cilantro, tortilla chips and more. And get ready for rave reviews!

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 to 8 hours

Total Time: 5 minutes plus 6 to 8 hours
Servings: 6 to 8


  • 2 - 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 can tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • cilantro, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • toppings: avocado, sour cream, tortilla chips, red onion, cilantro

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put the chicken breasts into the slow cooker (I usually put them in frozen).
  2. Add the black beans, corn (with liquid), tomatoes and green chilies (with liquid), dressing mix, cumin, onion powder, chili powder and a handful of chopped cilantro (to taste). Stir to combine.
  3. Cut the cream cheese into cubes and place over the top.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. When you’re ready to eat, shred the chicken with two forks and stir well to incorporate the cream cheese. Serve with toppings of your choice.

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Jessica Acree
This sounds yummy Donna John! Is it still in rotation at your house?
Donna John
I need to take a better picture of it. This one, not so good.
Jessica Acree
Well it WAS 2 years ago! ;-) Not sure how it popped up, but now it's on my list!
Donna John
Yep! I made it last month at the deer lease. So easy. One of my favorites.
This is one of my favorites!
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, I love chicken chili, and creaminess factor of this recipe makes it even better, Donna John !

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