Cream Cheese Chicken Chili – Pinterest FAIL…or Nah?


Like a lot of us women folk, I also use Pinterest in hopes of trying out all the wonderful recipes and DIY projects I never get around to finishing. My food board alone boasts almost 2,000 pins. Have I made all 2,000 of these meals? Heck NO!! In hopes of getting through some of these untried recipes and projects, I introduce to you: Pinterest FAIL…or Nah?

This week’s experiment is Cream Cheese Chicken Chili. This recipe ticked off a few important checkboxes for me.

Crockpot usage: CHECK
Cream Cheese: CHECK
Chicken: CHECK (I have a bunch of chicken in the freezer thanks to my FoodSaver machine. That’s another post for another day!)

At first glance, even though I am a Certified Cream Cheese Enthusiast, I wondered how that would pair with the spices in the dish, but it was SPLENDIFEROUS!!

On to the recipe:

Original Recipe: Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

I doubled the recipe because I already knew 2 chicken breasts wasn’t going to cut it in my house. We live by the Leftover Law…Thou shall eat leftovers.

  • 2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 can corn, undrained
  • 2 can Rotel, undrained
  • 2 packets ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 1 packet taco seasoning

Drain and rinse black beans with cold water.

Place chicken at in crock pot.

Pour entire undrained can(s) of corn

Pour entire undrained can(s) of Rotel

Pour in drained and rinsed black beans

Next, add cumin, chili powder, onion powder, taco seasoning, and ranch mix. Stir together. NOTE: The taco seasoning is optional. My tribe likes flavorful and spicy food, so I felt this was a good addition.

Top it all off with cream cheese

Cover crockpot with the lid of course and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Mix the cream cheese into chili after 5 hours, it will be extremely easy to blend.

Use forks to shred the chicken breasts, they will be really tender. Add more seasonings to taste if necessary. Cover and resume cooking for another hour or so.

Make sure everything is mixed thoroughly and serve to hungry people.

I made Jiffy (don’t judge my life) corn muffins to go with this crockpot full of tastiness.
TIP: add honey to the Jiffy mix. I add about 1/8 cup per box.

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