Crockpot Chicken Santa Fe
Crockpot Chicken Santa Fe

This is a very easy and versatile crockpot recipe. It's not suitable for all day, but can easily be made after lunch, in time for supper.
Category: Crockpot Prep. Method:  
Course: Lunch / Dinner Calories:  
Cuisine:   Serves: 0

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained (or can use frozen)
1 cup bottled salsa (thick and chunky works best)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 8oz block cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional
seasonings, see notes
In a 3.5 or 4 quart crockpot, mix together the beans, corn and 1/2 cup of the salsa. Top with chicken breasts, then pour remaining salsa over chicken.

Cover and cook on HI for 2 1/2 - 3 hours or until chicken is tender and white throughout. Do not overcook, or chicken will be tough. Remove chicken, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken back to slow cooker.

Add cream cheese (cut into small cubes to melt faster), and turn cooker back to HI heat. Heat until cream cheese melts and blends into sauce. Serve over rice, if desired. Top with shredded cheese, if desired.

Stacy's Notes - I've made this many times, with differing amounts of chicken, beans, corn and cream cheese, and it always comes out great! For the two of us, I usually use 1 can each of beans and corn, 2 frozen chicken breasts, and about 1/2 a brick of cream cheese. If serving more, I double all those ingredients. Also - I season my chicken breasts with several ingredients after placing them in the crockpot. I normally use garlic and onion powder, Tony's creole seasoning, and salt and pepper. We have eaten this over rice, but we prefer to eat it over fat-free tortilla chips. Also, I never remember to add the shredded cheese, and it's still really good.

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