Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Happy Fallidays All!

I hope your Halloween was awesome. I wanted to share a winning recipe with you.

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This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili was named "tastiest chili" at our Trunk or Treat this week.  It's so easy, I felt a little guilty accepting the prize.   

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Add all the ingredients to your slow-cooker, leave it for 6 to 8 hours, and you are party ready.

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Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
  • 2 chicken breast, (still frozen works)
  • 1 (10 oz.) can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, do not drain
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix or (3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder*
  • 1 onion, chopped or (1/3 cup minced onion)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, cubed
Put the chicken in the crockpot.  Top with undrained tomatoes, corn, and rinsed black beans.  Add ranch dressing, cumin, onion and chili powder.  Stir to combine then top with cubed cream cheese.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring once or twice to blend in the cheese.  Before serving remove the chicken and chop to bite size pieces.  Serves 4.

* I have found the type of chili powder used makes a difference.  If you are using a fresh, strong, one like Penzey's Chili 3000, you may want to start with 1/2 teaspoon.  If you are a wimp like me and some of my grankiddies, cut back.  For those like my kids that enter fresh chili take downs, you may want more!  

Note:  I recently made Cream Cheese Chicken Chili for a tailgate party and quadrupled the recipe filling my 12 quart roaster oven.  It is delicious served over rice.  You may also garnish with fresh, chopped, cilantro.  For my Trunk or Treat friends, I doubled the recipe almost filling my 6 quart crock-pot.

     
Loving the chilly Fall nights!


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17 comments :

  1. My but that looks good and I love to get recipes that expand to feed the multitudes!)

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  2. It looks delicious, and I really love the part about being able to use the chicken frozen. Sometimes, I forget to thaw it. I'll bet that doesn't surprise you, does it?

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    1. Ha! Ha! Actually Debbie it does. I think you are remarkably together in every way!

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  3. Looks like a perfect and warm meal for a 'chili' autumn evening. Our Trick or Treator's will be about tomorrow night. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers concerning the storm :)

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    1. I am so glad you and so many of our NYC friends are all safe, a harvest of blessings.

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  4. OH!!! That looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing. I think you totally deserve the prize for that one. I'll be making this soon.

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    1. Thanks Tauna, load up your crockpot and then let the cat sleep on your feet. You are soooo funny!

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  5. Happy Halloween! That looks delicious! Sending Fall hugs your way!

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  6. Boy oh boy, I think I'll try it! I like your new topper to the blog... simple fresh cute

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    1. I'm going to make this when I see you soon. Can hardly wait! xoxo

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  7. Very yummy Renee! I love recipes like this for busy days when there's not time to cook and yet there's something yummy waiting for you for dinner! I bet the aroma is wonderful!

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  8. Yum, I can see why it was a winner! What a perfect recipe for Fallidays! I am just craving soups and breads now. Have a great day!

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  9. Just got through putting it all in the crockpot! :)

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  10. Tried this w/ left over Thanksgiving turkey. The traditional red chili sauce family members ....loved the change. SOooo easy and soooo good. Thanks for posting it

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