Monday, February 13, 2012

Our New Favorite Crockpot Dinner

Ahh, a new week. I am thankful for a fresh Monday :).

Eric was actually out of town all week last week for work during our 2012 Flu-fest. I was so happy to see that man walk in the door Saturday...and the kids, they were just as happy as I was.

Well, maybe not just as happy.

Anyway. I tried out this new recipe over the weekend and I must share it because I believe that it is a total crockpot win. WIN, I say. It's called Cream Cheese Chicken Chili...

Here are the ingredients from the original recipe. This is the single recipe, I double ours...

1 can black beans
1 can corn, undrained
1 can Rotel, undrained
1 package ranch dressing mix
1 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 8 oz package light cream cheese
2 chicken breasts

Drain and rinse black beans. Place chicken at bottom of pot, then pour out whole can of corn (undrained), rotel, and black beans. Top with seasonings and ranch mix. Stir together. Place cream cheese on top. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir cream cheese into chili. Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Stir together and serve.

Just FYI - My chicken was frozen so I cooked it in a separate crockpot, shredded it when it was done, and added it to the rest of the chili in my big crockpot. And I added more corn and beans.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can change it a tad according to your tastes. It is so good, and I highly recommend making yourself a double batch and freezing it. Perfect for busy days.

 Above is the pic from the recipe, mine looked a little thicker. Try it, its a crowd pleaser!!

Hope you had a great weekend! Happy Monday!


Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Sounds yummy. Definitely need to try this. We will probably make a triple batch ... and still not have any left to freeze.

:) :) :)

Leslie said...

Ooo, this does sound good! I'll have to check to see if the ranch dressing mix is gluten free for my hubby. I haven't blogged in a while and haven't visited you since you added the "little man"! I gave birth to our third little guy at the end of November. I'm 47 and my other two guys are teenagers, so he was definitely a gift from God!

ACampofSorts said...

Leslie, I just looked at Hidden Valley's fact check and it says that most of their products are gluten free and labeled as such. Some of the older packaging has not been updated with that information, however. Super excited to try this recipe!

Ruth Anne said...

This sounds really yummy and easy! I hope you guys are on the mend, and I'm so glad Eric is home!

You're a trooper, Kate!!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Mmm, I'm going to have to give this one a try... looks and sounds delicious. :)

Marisa said...

Wow! That looks yummy! I'll have to try it in the near future.

*Katy* said...

OMG that looks DELICIOUS! I have to go try that :)

Amanda said...

I just tried this tonight and oh my goodness! Love it, and the kids ate it. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This IS delish! Made it on the stove, took about an hour! Yummy on a cold, snowy winter's day! (like today:) Thank you!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

So glad you liked it! We love it too!

Step-Mama to 4 said...

Finally made this recipe after almost 2 years of thinking about making it, made some changes and it was SO good.

I wrote a post about it and linked it to here.

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Stephanie Step-mamma to 4