Do you know what goes well with chicken chili?
You guessed it right, it’s cream cheese!
Chicken chili with cream cheese is not a new kind of fad food. That you often find being made en masse in food trucks down your local city block. It is a mix of meat, spice and everything nice that blends well altogether. Gives its eaters a wonderful sensation of deliciousness and awesomeness. With some even coming down to food comas due to the large amounts of chicken chili with cream cheese that they have eaten!
Although that was a severe example. It sheds light onto the potential on how delicious and desirable chicken chili with cream cheese truly is. Therefore in this article, we are going to discuss in great length and detail. As to how you can replicate the same recipe at the very comfort of your own home, by only using as few ingredients as possible, not to mention affordable ones, too!
Crockpot Chicken Recipes – Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili
If you are not aware, both the term “crockpot” and “slow cooker” are not exactly the same thing. A crockpot is one version of a slow cooker, much like a sedan is one version of a car. But in this case, we are going to use a crockpot to cook some creamy chicken chili.
This approach will take some time, due in part to the slow cooker. In fact, the time that you are going to need in order to prepare the ingredients would be around ten to fifteen minutes, depending on how quick you are with your hands.
Subsequently, it is going to be the amount of time to cook that is going to take a toll, which is going to be six hours. Therefore, if you intend to have some Creamy Chicken Chili by, say, Tuesday, you should already start this process on Monday night.
It is also a good idea to slow cook it six hours before you get out of bed so that you when you wake up in the morning, you are welcomed by a delicious aroma that will waft around your house, energizing you and perking you up as you get out of bed.
Now, let us begin!
First, prepare the following ingredients:
- Chicken breasts – three cuts, without skin and bones
- Cannellini beans – one fifteen-ounce can, drained and rinsed
- Black beans – one fifteen-ounce can, drained and rinsed
- Corn – one fourteen-ounce can. Leave the water in
- Tomatoes – two ten-ounce cans, with the tomatoes diced
- Green chiles – one or two cans, with the water left in
- Ranch dressing mix – one package, or around an ounce
- Chili powder – one tablespoon
- Cumin – one teaspoon, grounded
- Onion powder – one teaspoon
- Cream cheese – one package, which is more or less eight ounces
Instructions on how to cook your Creamy Chicken Chili:
Make sure that your slow cooker is clean!
Before we proceed, it is a good idea to wipe the porcelain part of your slow cooker with a clean piece of cloth in order to get rid of any excess residue and grit that might still be sticking onto it. In doing so, you are going to prevent the sauces and oils of the previous food that was cooked in the slow cooker to interfere with the flavor of your creamy chicken chili. Evidently, it is simply good hygiene to do so anyways!
Make sure that the metal plates of the slow cooker are clean of any residues, too! If any grit and grime is still left within while it is cooking, the moisture might interfere with your slow cooker’s functionality and may potentially damage it.
Arrange the chicken breast cuts onto the bottom part of your slow cooker.
Get the can of cannellini beans and pour the contents in, as well as the corn, black beans and tomatoes over the kitchen in that particular order. Get your ranch dressing and sprinkle it on top, as well as the cumin, chili powder and onion powder.
Lastly on top, place the slab of cream cheese. Turn on your slow cooker, set the dial to “Low” and place the lid back and let it cook. Set an alarm for about six to eight hours. The amount of time may vary upon a couple of factors, such as the amount of chicken, as well as the density and volume of chicken that you are going to cook, so the amount of time states may not be as accurate, so it is advisable that you be vigilant in checking your slow cooker from time to time in order to avoid either undercooking or overcooking your creamy chicken chili.
One way to know if the chicken has been cooked properly is if you prod it with a fork or a knife, it feels soft and tender.
Once the chicken has been cooked, Remove the chicken breast cuts and chop them up into chunks that are bite-sized. Afterwards, place the sliced and diced chicken breasts back into the slow cooker and mix it with the chili thoroughly; ensuring that all bite-sized cuts are covered with the chili so as to spread the flavor and sauce in every nook and cranny of the chicken meat.
Preparing Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese is not difficult. In fact, the ingredients that you are going to need in order to be able to whip us something like it are easily accessible, not to mention affordable!
You might even have some of these ingredients already in place in your cupboards or pantry.
In addition, chicken chili with cream cheese is a delicious meal to have for breakfast, and if you are in a hurry, you can start slow cooking it from the night before so all you have to do is pack it in an liquid-proof and airtight lunchbox so you can bring it along with you as you leave for work the next day. Heck, you can even put all of your Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese in a larger lunchbox and share it with your workmates!
Check my other two articles on baked chicken and stir fry chicken.