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Creamy Fiesta Chicken

This Creamy Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken is a HUGE hit in my house every time I make it. It’s a super easy comfort food dinner idea that really hits the spot!

A Wooden Spoon Scooping Out a Portion of Fiesta Chicken From a Pot

Creamy Fiesta Chicken

My slow cooker is out in full force these days. It was my mini New Years resolution. I mean, slow cooking and pressure cooking is always something I try to do, but I really want to get into using it a few times a week. It just makes the evenings so much easier.

And I’m always about a Tex-Mex dish, which always seem to be super adaptable to the slow cooker.

A few years ago I posted a recipe for Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken and it was crazy popular. It’s still one of my go-to weeknight meals. I like it because it makes a huge amount, so I make it, use it all week or freeze it.

So today we’re taking that base recipe, switching up a few little things and making it CREAMY! Oh dude, you’re gonna freaking LOVE THIS STUFF! It’s crazy easy, super delicious and just the right amount of spicy!

AND I made a little video to show you just HOW easy!

The amazing thing about this recipe is that you can use it in tacos, like I showed in the video, or you could serve it over rice, in a quesadilla, in enchiladas, stuffed in a baked potato, on its own…get creative!

A Slow Cooker Full of Creamy Fiesta Chicken Being Stirred with a Wooden Spoon

So get your slow cookers ready! I am 100% sure you are going to love this!

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A Close-Up Shot of Creamy Fiesta Chicken in a Bowl

Creamy Fiesta Chicken

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This Creamy Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken is a HUGE hit in my house every time I make it. It’s a super easy comfort food dinner idea that really hits the spot!


  • 3 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 (15- ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15- ounce) can corn, drained
  • 1 (10- ounce) can of diced tomatoes and chilis (such as RoTel), drained
  • 2 (1- ounce) packages taco seasoning
  • 1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese, cubed


  1. In a large slow cooker combine the chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and taco seasoning.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours (or low for 6-8) or until the chicken is fork tender and shreds easily.
  3. Add cream cheese and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Using two forks, shred the chicken and stir all the ingredients to combine.
  5. Serve warm.


  • Serves 6-8
  • Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 30 days

Keywords: creamy chicken, easy chicken dinner, chicken dinner ideas

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49 comments on “Creamy Fiesta Chicken”

  1. Jane Walkinshaw, please do an update. I am anxious to hear how you traveled and brought everything on your ski trip already prepared.
    Hope all goes well.

  2. Jane Walkinshaw

    Yay thanks so much for posting this, I live in NZ and we are in the middle of winter, so I was on the look out for things to make and take when we go skiing in a couple of weeks. I love having stuff ready for tea when we come off the mountain and are tired and don’t feel like cooking. I’ll get back to you and let you know how I go, sometimes its harder adjusting recipes to our temps and cooking methods, but this looks easy so I’m off out today to get all the stuff and a big cookie coming on. I’ll let you know how I get on, cooking for hubby and 2 grandsons who live with us. Thanks so much for posting it, can’t wait to try it for dinner tonight.

    1. Made melt in your mouth chicken and it is so good! Family loves es it. Can’t wait to try the others especially the Tex mex chicken. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Marianthi Siegel

    Made this for Father’s day tomorrow. Looks and tastes delicious. It makes a lot, so we are freezing half. I won’t have to cook later this month and it can be a gift to me then!

  4. Ok, so this is the best recipe ever! However, we’re a family of five but my two oldest daughters have already outgrown me lol, so this wasn’t enough. Can I double the recipe by stacking another layer of chicken breasts on top of the others? I’m new to crock pot cooking so wasn’t sure if it would cook evenly or if time should be added. Thanks so much in advance!

  5. I made this today. It was SO delicious! Oh my! Thank you so very much. Was a hit for the whole family. Going on my “faves” list for sure!

    1. So glad you liked it! I made it again this weekend too…an ENORMOUS batch, like 6-7 pounds of chicken, so we’re set for a while! haha!

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