Looking for a new slow cooker recipe to feed the troops? This Fiesta Chicken Crockpot Recipe is a great one to add to the rotation!
You might have seen this recipe around the internet this past week… my Fiesta Chicken crockpot recipe. Those of you who have been reading my site for a while might have recognized my kitchen anyway…
I make this for dinner often. It is a simple, easy and DELICIOUS chicken crock pot recipe that my kids love. I love it as well for that matter…
Anyway, I was in a hurry and made it for dinner last week and was out of a few ingredients and made some substitutions. It looked really pretty when I had it all together and so I snapped a picture and figured I would let you guys know what I was having for dinner.
Well, 26 MILLION people saw my picture last week with over 550,000 shares of my picture & recipe!! (Then of course you have countless people who stole my picture and reposted exactly my word for word comments and directions as their own, and those were shared a crazy number of times…) But in the end, it is a DANG good chicken recipe!
I was out of the standard Ranch packet you are supposed to dump on the top, but I had this packet of Fiesta Ranch and so I used that… OMGosh! It made it soooooo good!!
This recipe is sooooo easy! You can use raw, frozen or unfrozen chicken. You dump it all in the crockpot, sprinkle the dip packet over it all, and then cook it on high for 4 hours or 6 on low. Then shred the chicken with forks and mix it all up. It looks a little sketchy at this point, but don’t worry. Then we make rice, and serve this over the rice using tortillas to scoop it up OR you can just make chicken tacos. So many choices!
If it is a little soupy that is ok. Leave the lid off for a little bit and the liquid will disappear. I think it is good with a little sauce though personally.
Instead of the usual Rotel I used petite diced tomatoes drained, as my little kids don’t like the spice from Rotel.
The cream cheese doesn’t need to cook all day with the chicken. In fact, it might curdle if you boil it. I typically toss it in about 40 minutes before we eat, it just needs to get soft enough for you to stir in.
**If you don’t feel like heading into the store for all your shopping list for this, you might try the Walmart Grocery Pickup if it’s available in your area (there’s coupon codes all the time)
Fiesta Chicken Crockpot Recipe
- 4 chicken breast (frozen or raw)
- 1 packet Fiesta Ranch dip (by the salad dressing)
- 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 can Rotel
- 1 can corn not drained
- 1 block cream cheese
Cook on high in the slow cooker for 4 hours or 6 on low. Shred with forks and eat over rice with tortillas.
If using the Instant Pot, use raw chicken. Cover the chicken with the ingredients listed. Press the poultry button then add 5 minutes to cook the chicken for a total of 20 minutes (some prefer 25 minutes).
The Instant Pot will release the pressure. Your chicken will be ready to shred and serve!
This Hamilton Beach Stay or Go is currently my favorite Crock Pot. I needed to get one with the latch over the top after one too many spills while taking dinner to a party, friends, or church. Plus they are often 50% off or more with free shipping.
If you are having a hard time finding the Fiesta Ranch in your grocery store, they are in all of mine by the salad dressing usually on the top shelf, you can order some Fiesta Ranch HERE. Learn how to cook chicken tender all the time and buy it from the ads.
If you like Crock Pot recipes as much as I do, I put together a few of my FAVORITE easy Crock Pot recipes in one place. Head on over HERE to check them out!
Anna Wolfenbarger says
Are the black beans drained and rinsed?
Tiffany Ivanovsky says
I didn’t drain and rinse either! Lol
I just used half that juice
Did you drain the rotel?
The rice will soak it all up. I put the rice in the crock pot at the end and it soaks up all those extra juices. Yummy!
My kiddos are typically difficult with new foods, so I made a few adjustments to keep the peace. I used Pinto Beans in place of the black and a taco seasoning pkt, instead of Ranch. HUGE HIT! I also noticed it was soupy (like you mentioned) so about an hour before dinner, I threw in a couple handfuls of rice – PRESTO! Problem solved! Thanks!
My cream cheese has curdled 4 hours into this recipe. Should I throw it out?
Did anyone ever respond to this?
I throw my cream cheese into the crockpot about 45 minutes before it is done cooking and stir a couple of times before taking off the heat. Cream cheese will definitely curdle if left too long.
Mine looked like it had curdled but once I shredded the chicken and added it back to the pot,giving every thing a good stir it was fine. Im now trying this without the corn using kidney beans and extra tomato….
Did you add something with citrus like lime?
I did and it was perfect!
The cream cheese technically only needs to melt, not cook for 6 hours. I make a similar dish for enchilada filling and add the cream cheese at the end.
Also, I prefer to drain the beans but found adding a chopped onion gives plenty of extra moisture and flavor with the sodium.
Mine curdled – too, blech! Ruined! I think one could stir in the cream cheese at the end.
Did you read the directions? You add the cream cheese the last 30 minutes.
Nicole A. says
Do you think I can freeze the leftover?
Recipe says put cream cheese in about 40 minutes prior to being done!
I waited to put the cream cheese in until it was 30 minutes until it was ready.
I found putting the cream cheese in 40 mins before the 4 hours are up is perfect. I was able to stir and blend it in.
Yes she said to put the cream cheese in about 40 minutes before your ready to eat.
People don’t read any thing… most of these post are about the cream cheese.
Michele Garrett says
I would ise regular cheese.. Would be great and it turns out great.. Im going to use hominy instead of corn..
Mine did the same thing. I threw it out. The picture shows it all together at once. The directions say to add all ingredients. Guess that’s what I get for not reading to the end!!
Jodi Harvill says
I didn’t use this recipe. I used one from Facebook that told me to add the cream cheese at the start. It of course curdled. I just took the hand mixer to the whole crockpot and shredded the chicken and fixed the sauce at the same time. Came out perfect.
Eileen T Zolotorofe says
mine too, wish I had read all of these comments first….but managed to mix it in o.k. and the results were great…..just that the black beans made the chicken very dark 🙁 didn’t like that look.
What kind of rice did you put in?
I used plain brown rice…. not instant. But, I have also used Knorr Mexican Rice since with no issues.
What kind of rice?
You should always drain and rinse canned beans.
Draining beans is a “depends” situation. According to the Bean Institute, (yes – there is one of those too) it reduces the sodium from the canning process by around 36%. Rinsing the beans reduces the sodium by around 41%. But here is the thing, at the bottom of the can is a whole layer of bean starch that many people use to help thicken soups and recipes that require thickening without adding starch or flour.
So the answer on rinsing beans is generally a “depends” answer. In the case of this recipe – It is likely a yes as the corn and tomatoes are providing all the moisture necessary to cook the chicken and there is nothing else in the pot to soak up the moisture.
However, in something like a soup or chili – I myself wouldn’t drain or rinse as you want both the liquid and the flavoring (ie salt.)
I hope this helps. 🙂
I’ve always been told that rinsing beans helps reduce potential for ‘gas’ later.
I know it’s true for beans made from scratch/dried. Not sure about canned.
I always rinse my beans because I don’t like that slimy juice they have on them. I think rinsing or not rinsing is a matter of personal preference.
I would use canned…low sodium
that’s what the recipe says!
Dianne South says
Yes. It makes the dish more attractive without all of that black juice in there. I have made this dish many times and it is always awesome. It is always a hit with the men in my family.
What size block of cream cheese?
That’s an 8 oz block
I made a double portion since I have 3 young adult boys/men and my husband. I used chicken breast & thighs. I’m gonna use 6 oz of cream cheese tonight and add some shredded Mexican blend cheese to it. I also added Ranch style beans with Black beans. 1 packet of regular Ranch dressing, 1 packet of Taco seasoning and 1 packet of Fiesta Ranch along with the onion & corn. Crossing my fingers all turns out yummy.
Did you double all the ingredients?
Just threw this in the crock pot, and I just wanted to say that the fiesta ranch dip stuff smells amaaaaazing. <3 Like, I would season french fries with this stuff, lol! But, the chicken and other ingredients, I just dumped in, similar to the picture, and it doesn't LOOK good so far, but we'll see how it goes. :3 I've got it on High right now, I'm gonna let it go for four hours like the directions say, but I'm nervous because my crock pot might be a bit colder than others because the High settings never get it done in the amount of time that the recipe says lol! If it's not done in the four hours, I'll turn it to low and let it go for maybe an hour or two.
Yes, you definitely want the chicken to cook fully! If I’m using fresh boneless breast I will cut them into strips first or using chicken tenderloins will help cut down on the time.
Can the cream cheese be replaced with Greek yogurt??
Every time I see cream cheese I replace it with Greek yogurt. I have never had a problem.
How much Greek Yogurt would you sub?
If you want to use Greek yogurt, I’d wait and stir it in at the end. I believe it would curdle if you cooked it with everything else. (That sounds like a really good idea, by the way!)
I use Greek yogurt all the time. For this recipe I picked up neufchatel cheese. Consistently of cream cheese but 1/3 of calories.
I replaced the cream cheese with goat cheese because it had a similar texture & it’s what I had on hand… It tasted fine. I’m sure Greek yogurt would be fine as well.
I am worried about cooking this without adding any liquid. Does it stick or dry out without liquid?
Tiffany Ivanovsky says
No it is just fine!
I use a crock pot liner every time! Soooooo much easier to clean up!
Daaaamn that’s a smart idea!
I won’t use those liners. It’s not good to have food in plastic that gets that hot. Just use a spray of Pam, easy clean up.
Agree, but just a personal preference!
You have liquid from the corn (undrained) and I only drained 1/2 of the liquid out of the black beans. The can of rotel or diced tomatoes will also add liquid. So you’re good.
Has anyone used salsa instead of Rotel?
Shelly S says
Yes and it is delicious!
Yes! I have used salsa, and it is awesome! ?
Sherilyn G Grovet says
I always use Salsa in mine!
What a great idea!!
Jennifer Hieronymus says
I always use a regular size jar of mild salsa instead of Totel. It is awesome. My original recipe called for salsa and no diced tomatoes.
My mother in law did and loved it
Does anyone have the nutritional information
you can enter the ingredients in Spark Recipes.com and get the nutional info there by making a recipe…
6 hours on low didn’t make it shredable. 7:30 and dinner isn’t ready :0(
Next time, cut the chicken into smaller pieces.
I use my crock pot alot. 8 hours on low. 4 hours on high doesn’t come out as good. The slower you cook something the better. Always 8 hours
If I leave to work and leave it on for 8 hours, would that work? Or would I need to be at home for when it’s cooking?
You can leave it in the crock pot and it will be just fine!
Omg!!!! Just tried this tonight. SOOOOO DELISH
Gaetane Lauzon says
original recipe or subs?
Gaetane Lauzon says
did u make it the same or did u substitute anything??
Do you serve over white rice?
just a short cut. shredding chicken with a hand held blender(the kind for cakes, with two little blenders) is soooooooooo awesome and soooooooooo quick!!
I do that all the time now! ! Makes the chicken perfect for taquitos! !
Do you take the chicken out before you shred it with mixer?
This tip has changed MY LIFE! Thank you for the suggestion to shred with a hand mixer. WOW that really works WELL!
After 6 hours on low, my half breasts of chicken shredded in a flash with two forks. I find these easier to wash in most circumstances than my immersion blender or mini-mixer. Just a matter of opinion.
I also added some “Mexican blend” shredded cheese at the end of cooking time and sprinkled on individual bowl when encouraging “first tried” for picky kids and let them scoop up rice-added portions with tortilla chips. This definitely closed the sale for approval.
We have this in the crock now. We are going to serve this with chips and/or tortilla shells 🙂
It smells amazing….we are hoping this is a success considering we have a crowd for dinner :p
can I leave beans out? Any sujestion what I might be able to substitute with.
is it ok to add the cream cheese in for the whole cooking time?
I always just throw all the ingredients in at the beginning. You have to cook it a bit longer, but it’s perfect since I work nights & its finished when I wake up to go to work. (I put it on before I go to sleep that morning & its ready by the afternoon).
Mama T says
How many normal people will this serve? I say normal because I have two big teenage boys at my table!
It makes 8 4-oz. servings. 🙂
I am making this tonight. Hope it warms up well for my hubby for his lunch tomorrow
Do you think it would be good with mexicorn
We made this the first time with canned corn and right now it’s in my crockpot with hominy. Hoping it cuts down the sweetness of the corn! I’ll let you know how it goes!
That’s basically what you are getting with the can rotel (diced tomato with green chilis) and the can of corn together.
Couldn’t find the Fiesta Ranch at the store, any suggestions for substitution?
I have mixed taco seasoning and dry ranch and its just as good!
that’s what i do too, and it is wonderful!!
What did you end up using and how did it turn out? I can’t find the fiesta one either
I used spicy ranch instead if Fiesta because I couldn’t find it. It gave the recipe an extra kick but if u don’t like spicy then try regular ranch mix
You can use taco seasoning and dry ranch….just as good!!
I made this by recipe. Only I boiled my chicken first on the side to cut cooking time in half then mixed it all in the crock pot for about an hour-ish. My kids liked it but for new needed some salt and pepper. Pretty good! Will make again!
I rarely leave comments on recipes, but I really had to this time. This Fiesta Chicken was AWESOME and so EASY! Thanks to the comment regarding using a hand mixer to shred the chicken. That really worked amazingly well.
This one is a crowd pleaser, for sure and will stay in the rotation at my house. We ate with Tortilla chips and in soft shells. Both ways was deeeee-lish.
Thanks again for a great recipe!
Made this for my ICU nurse coworkers for lunch today and it was a huge success! I drained the corn, but left the juice from the rotel to add more flavor. Smelled amazing! Started with frozen chicken breasts at 8am and was ready for lunch at 12:30. Chicken wouldn’t shred with a fork, but it cut easily with a knife and fork. Scooped it out, cut it, and threw it back in. Made it into tacos and nachos. Thanks for the great easy recipe!
I’m going to try this tomorrow. My son has a dairy allergy, how do you think this would be without the cream cheese?
I made it tonight without the cream cheese and ranch…ate over rice, was still really good!!
You can you vegan cream cheese they carry it at publix or any health food store
Lisa B. says
Oh my. So good. There are only 2 of us, so I get 3 meals out of this. I first used the leftovers to make stuffed green peppers topped with lots of cheese. Yummy. I froze the leftover chicken mixture and used it a few weeks later as a crescent roll stuffing. Served with salsa for dipping. Great for lunch.
Leah Rusch says
Do I drain the rotel and what kind of rice would like to have tonight!
What is rote please? ? ?
Spicy tomatoes. They are canned and you’ll find them with the rest of the canned tomatoes
Rotel is diced tomatoes with spices. It can be found in the canned vegetables section with the canned tomatoes.
Rotel also has chilis or jalopeno’s in it. not just spices
Lynn T says
Wow, now I’m loving all your extended recipes!!!
Savannah Marett says
I just put this in the crockpot about an hour ago. Unfortunately our local grocery store didn’t have the Fiesta Ranch so I hope it will still turn out good! 🙂
phyllis holder says
ypu can find the fiesta ranch @ wal-mart. that’s the only place i could find it. Excellent recipe.
L McD says
Good to know! We have Brookshire’s in Tyler and they don’t carry it. Making this tomorrow!
phyllis holder says
you can find the fiesta ranch @ wal-mart. that’s the only place i could find it. Excellent recipe.
It’s at Kroger too!
Martha L. says
None at my Kroger’s.
Why the cream cheese?
Kris Catlin says
Me and my family don’t care for black beans. What could we use to substitute for them? Thank you in advance.
Most of the time beans can be used interchangeably with the same results, I think pinto, or kidney beans would be a good sub in this recipe
What size are the cans of rotel,beans and corn did you use?
Has anyone ever used ranch style beans? I was wondering if it was good.
My very picky kids won’t eat tomatoes. Do you think it would be okay if I added a bit if chicken broth instead of the Rotel or salsa?
I am going to try this but I’m blending my tomatoes.
Some peoples comments are scaring me. Maybe you should stay out of the kitchen…lol
Christine Walker says
Your comment made me laugh out loud. This recipe could not get any more simpler. I’m making it for the first time tonight and got a kick out of all the questions.
SUSAN GREEN says
Exactly what I was thinking. Geez…if you have so many issues…just don’t make it!!
How many servings would you say this makes?
Could this be made with ground beef? My husband isn’t that big on chicken but this sounds awesome!!!
I am not a fan of chicken breasts at all, so I’ve always used 2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken thighs. It’s always been good!
Wish I had known to drain ROTEL & Beans. I have a soupy mess. Have the lid off and on HIGH. Hope it boils off a LOT of the liquid.
I didn’t drain the tomatoes or beans either as it only specified to do that with the corn. I had a lot of liquid. Kind of soupy. I actually made it yesterday for tonight so I’ll see how it is and if I need that much liquid.
You should have only drained the beans (and rinsed them). I believe different crock pots can affect how this all cooks up. I also have experienced some chicken being juicier then others so this could play a role in your extra liquid. Hope it turned out for you!
Not to worry. When I shredded the chicken with forks. It absorbed the liquid. Now I wish I had not left the lid off as it could have used the extra liquid. Next time… Let’s see if it’s a winner at supper tonight.
Spanish rice or just white rice?
How big are the chicken breasts supposed to be? I don’t buy the ones in the 3lb bag. I usually buy the ones in a tray and those might be bigger.
super bummed. This recipe has been in crockpot for 6 hours on low and still isn’t ready. Turned it to high and crossing my fingers. Back up plan is Chinese:/
Ok, I saw this recipe today on fb, and couldn’t stop thinking about it…at lunch I ran by the store, got the ingredients, and threw it in my crockpot. Like some others, I didn’t drain the beans or rotel either…hoping it isn’t too soupy as I used frozen chicken breasts (which will have water as well)…we’ll see. I love the idea of using leftovers in crescent rolls…I’ll try that one for sure…also the stuffed peppers. My store didn’t have the fiesta ranch so I used McCormick’s Fahita seasoning pkt.
I rarely comment on recipes, but this one is so good I just have to thank you! I made it as directed and we all loved it!! Served with warm tortillas like fajitas and I had mine with Tostitoes chips almost like nachos…yum, yum. This will be in our regular rotation.
Mmm, just made this tonight! So good! I doubled the recipe and subbed one can of black beans for kidney beans. And added a half a packet of taco seasoning as well. Delicious!!
So good!!! Served over rice with refried beans and tortilla chips. Used both ranch and taco seasoning mixes. Definite keeper!!!
We have a dairy issue in our house – can you just leave out the cream cheese????
do you stir all the ingredients before cooking?
Can you also add some Velveeta to cover up cream cheese taste? My husband doesn’t care for cream cheese
How about Greek yogurt?
That would work! 🙂
I used plain dice tomatoes and regular ranch powder dressing mix and frozen corn. There was enough liquid from the beans, tomatoes and chicken. Cooked Spanish rice and warmed a flour tortilla put some rice with chicken mixture on top then shredded cheese. Served it side of sour cream. Family loved it said this is a keeper.
How can the cook time be the same for thawed or frozen chicken?
The directions on the recipe said nothing about sprinkling the dressing mix over the top. I put everything into the crockpot in the order it was listed in the recipe I did drain and rinse the beans, but didn’t drain the Rotel? Sure hope it turns out okay. Guess I need to make a note on my printed recipe for next time.
Made this tonight and my family loved it! Served with rice and soft tortillas. Definitely will make again!
Making this again tonight but using cilantro lime rice with flour tortilla and he’s and DC sour cream.lb making burittos
I can’t wait to make this tonight!! I’m trying to watch calories, I know you said you can leave out the cream cheese but I really don’t want to mess this up. Will it make a huge difference?
can velveeta cheese be substituted for cream cheese??
Has anyone tried throwing cheese in with it? Like some cheddar just wondering how that would work out.
It would be awesome! We put cheese on at the end
Grandma Mary says
Mistakenly used boneless pork cutlets (I buy in bulk & repackage), used tomato pineapple chutney and had no cream cheese, nor crock pot, so used an electric skillet on low – turned out fabulous!!!
I wonder if you could add a can or 2 of chicken broth and make it more like a chicken taco soup? My friends will eat anything I make so I may try it out on them.
Christi Hicks says
Just wanted to thank you for this recipe. I got it somewhere else on fb but they credited you. I made this for the first time tonight and its such a huge hit. My husband isnt the biggest lover of chicken and he was raving about this. Definitely a keeper. Oh and the fiesta ranch, oh wow, cannot wait to use this stuff in other recipes.
Amazing! We used half a package of taco seasoning and half a pack of dry ranch. Diced tomatoes and kidney beans. Served it up in taco bowls with yellow rice and taco fixings! It was delicious!
Anyone know if it will freeze ok? Mine made a large batch.
We made this in early September and I just pulled a serving out of the freezer for lunch today (at it with Tostios Scoops) and it was still delish!
Stephanie W. says
I drained the corn and squeezed two limes in it. Delish!
I made this tonight for dinner. I followed the directions exactly. Cooked on high for 4.5 hours. Although the taste was decent it was extremely soupy even after I poured half of it off. The chicken shredded very easily. It just felt like it should be a dip or inside enchiladas or something. And the cream cheese was curdled all over it. Anyone have suggestions of substitutions for next time or what I could do with it now? 😛
Can you also use your own seasonings to and also the hidden valley fiesta ranch or will it come out t
Can I use my own seasonings and also the ranch packet it will it turn out to salty?
Yes you sure could
I have made your recipe and loved it…
Mine was soupy at the end as you stated it could be…but instead of making a side rice to go with it I just added Minute Rice at the end to it all and we wrapped it up in a flour tortilla . it was so good.
It sounds delicious but NEVER EVER put frozen chicken in a crockpot – you risk food poisoning since it will be at an unsafe temperature long enough to breed bacteria. While later hot temps may kill the bacteria, they will have produced toxins (think bacteria poop) that are unaffected by heat. The toxins are what will get you. If you have never been bothered by this, consider yourself fortunate. It is like texting and driving – you will eventually get in a wreck. Check out the USDA info on this.
didnt see “1 can rotel” , used a can of stewed tmatoes and taco seasoning. yum!
I just came over to visit! I was on the site where they stole your work! Damn people are rude or stupid or both! Do they not know folks make a living this way? My son writes for Ultraculture and they steal his work constantly! Just here for support!
Thank you so much!!
Can you use regular ranch dip mix? Or what would you substitute if you don’t have the fiesta ranch mix?
Any chance you can add the rice in with the rest of the ingredients without ruining the recipe? (Rather than making separately) thank you 🙂
Just made this today. I couldn’t find Fiesta Ranch so I substituted with a packet of regular ranch and a packet of taco seasoning and I used a jar a salsa in place of Rotel. Also I drained the corn (believing the salsa would be enough moisture) and it came out perfect. Put it on tortillas with some diced tomato and shredded cheese. Tastes amazing….Thanks for recipe
This recipe was YUMMY! I added Avocado to the top, SO GOOD!!! One of the best recipes I’ve tried from Pinterest!
The Pink Envelope says
Made it, love it, can’t wait to try another! Thank you!!!
Sydney Ross says
I let the chicken cook an hour by itself before adding the other ingredients because it was frozen. I used chicken stock throughout for extra moisture. Drained the corn and swapped the beans for Mexican rice about 2 hours in so it wouldn’t get too mushy. Used half of the cream cheese about 3 hours in and mixed it in so it wouldn’t curdle,then added an equal amount of Velveeta. It makes a lot so I have lunch for the next couple of days.
The first time I followed the recipe and sauce was way too runny. It’s much better if you drain everything: Ro-tel, corn and beans.
Do u add any water or chicken Brock
How much and what kind of rice do you use? Do you put it in after shredding the chicken? And then serve it on tortillas?
When i made it the cream cheese didn’t melt at all, i’m not sure what i did wrong. When i got home from work it was brown…:/
I add four cups of chicken stock. All in the pot at the beginning, even the cream cheese. Let it all cook together, stirring with a whisk every couple of hours to help the cream cheese blend. End of cooking time shred the chicken, serve in bowls with tortilla strips on top. Makes excellent tortilla soup!
Made this the other day but turned it into a chicken tortilla soup ? Doubled the cans of beans, corn, and rotel. Added a packet of ranch and chicken tacos. And 2 cups of chicken broth. Last 30 mins threw in cream cheese and served with tortilla strips.
Sounds fantastic Johanna!
Heather Burnett says
This is our family’s FAVORITE recipe!!!! It’s so good!!!
I made this for dinner tonight. Only change I made was I added 2 t. Taco seasoning. I took the left overs and rolled them in soft tortillas. Covered with salsa and cheese and its ready for dinner tomorrow or the day after. So good!
Nicole Henry says
I couldn’t find Fiesta Ranch mix so I combined an envelope of taco seasoning with an envelope of regular Ranch. OMG so good. Even my not-so-adventurous-with-new-recipes daughter went back for seconds.
Kelly Bergeson says
When do you add the rice into the mix? Also, do you have to cook it first or can you cook it with the other ingredients?
Can you cut this recipe in half for smaller crockpots ???
I made this as written and it was perfect. I’m single and this makes a lot, so I’ll certainly be freezing a bit of it. I’ve eaten this both on rice and in tortillas.
If I don’t have an Instant crockpot and just a regular one is it okay to use the raw chicken and put the ingredients on top?
chasetity heaps says
Would it be possible to use boneless pork chops instead of chicken ?
I should think it would be ok. There’s nothing about this recipe that screams no pork 😀
how large of chicken breast are you using?
Used to use Zaycon, now use Kroger or whatever I have!
F. ANNE-MARIE BROOKS says
I loved this recipe, substituted the Rotel with Pace Salsa and it was amazing!
I made this for dinner tonight. I put it over tortilla chips. It came out very yummy!
Susan Ditursi says
Made this for dinner over rice and it was excellent. Very flavorful and the chicken was so tender. I got a thumbs up from my husband. I will definitely make this again. Thank you for a great recipe.
Martha Turek says
Have this in the crock pot right now ! Drained about half the liquid from the corn. Could not find the fiesta ranch mix, so I added about 1 tsp of dried ancho pepper to the regular ranch
Lee Ann Ferguson says
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS RECIPE!
I’ve been looking for the original recipe after seeing on a fb group! Thank you for this recipe! Now, I wanted to share what I added, from another shared version…
I added diced green peppers and onions, also can of pinto beans (shared recipe added that) ive used taco seasoning too in a pinch. Tasted good.
I DID use frozen (shared recipe didn’t say either way). And I did in IP, which made more liquidy. But we ended up eating like a soup. It was Excellent! My teen just used like a dip, and dunked tortilla chips into it. She loved it!
I then decreased liquid another time I made, then rolled into a tortilla, poured some on top even. Added shredded cheddar cheese.
So many options with this recipe. Thank you again for creating!
I want to make this in the instant pot. Do I add the cream cheese in with everything else to cook, or stir it in the end? And do I let the instant pot naturally release or do a quick release myself?