F.A.D. Chicken Crockpot

What?!  This recipe was so incredibly easy that I dubbed it “Forget About Dinner” chicken crockpot.  Really.  I dumped it all in and walked away for hours.  It was fabulous.

Yes, it’s another recipe that I had pinned on Pinterest.  Love that site.  If you need an invite, drop me an email under my contact button at the top.  If not, you can simply follow me on Pinterest.  It’s a very inspiring place to search.

Back to the recipe.  So easy-peasy.  In just a few hours, dinner was ready.  I even had time for a nap.  Rare.

And get this -my kids loved it.  They asked for seconds.  So it’s definitely a keeper in my book.  When mommy gets to sleep and the kids eat without grumbling, it’s a BIG time winner.

F.A.D. Chicken Crockpot  (aka Easy Chicken Crockpot…go ahead- be boring!)

  • 1 (2.5 – 3 lb) bag frozen chicken (recipe called for tenderloins, I used breasts -worked fine)
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of corn (drained)
  • 1  (15 oz.) can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (10 oz.) can of rotel tomatoes (generic is also fine)

Dump everything in the pot in this order, select anywhere from 4-6 hours and happily skip away.  Literally.  Original Recipe called for you to stir occasionally.  I did not.  (remember, Zzzzz?)  It was all good.

When finished, I simply had Hubs prepare some rice on the stove while I shredded my chicken breasts.  If you’d prefer, you could just leave them whole.  The recipe will seem a bit soupy, however, the rice will soak this up.  Yum.

It is a delicious blend of the spice and zip of rotel combined with the creamy goodness of the cream cheese in a tantalizing sauce over chicken, beans and rice.  Mmmm.

You can freeze this recipe for quick meals (we did this), eat it as a soup with tortilla chips, serve over noodles or even use on burritos.  Love all the possibilities.

Enjoy.  The opportunity to forget about dinner comes few and far between.

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Comments

  1. Mmmmm… sounds really good, Heather!

    We have been eating this – http://www.livinglaughingandloving.com/2012/02/delish-easy-broiled-parmesan-tilapia.html

    Oh my, melt in your mouth good! Don’t know if your family is fish eaters or not but Tilapia is extremely mild – almost tastes like chicken. And it is cheap and good for you :) And you can prepare this from the fridge to the table in less than about 8 minutes – yep, LOVE that too! ;)

    • I’d probably have to slip it by the fam. We are not big fish eaters but we are trying to eat better. It’s worth trying and just not mentioning what it is…exactly. ;) Thanks.

  2. Oh, when I used the diced tomatoes, I did add a bit of minced onion, salt, pepper, garlic…so it wouldn’t be without some flavor. :)

  3. I’ve made this too. So easy and -yum! (You can also use diced tomatoes instead of the rotel if anyone wants it more mild…or if you forget to get some at the store. I’ve made it both ways.) I think I like it best as leftovers, though. I put some re-heated chicken mixture in a tortilla, wrap it up burrito-style, spray both/all sides with cooking spray, and brown it on my electric skillet. (Or you can do it in a pan.) It crisps up the tortilla so nicely and tastes delicious when served with sour cream. :)

    • We’ll have to try that sometime. I’m always on the lookout for quick meals for Monday through Wednesday due to lessons. Maybe I’ll try it next week with the batch that I froze. Sounds good.

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