Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe is perfect for tacos, salads, burrito bowls and more! Toss everything into the slow cooker and dinner will be ready with very little work.

Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe

This simple and delicious chicken mixture is one of our favorite dinner ideas around here. It is so easy and so versatile.

You only need a few ingredients and your crockpot does all the work. The beans and corn combined with the chicken and cream cheese make an amazing mixture to serve over rice, in tacos and more!

Creamy Fiesta Chicken can be eaten several different ways!

This chicken mixture is packed with flavor and SO good no matter how you decide to eat it. We love to mix things up and try different ways of serving it to keep things interesting.

My kids think I am fixing a new recipe when really it is the same thing. 🙂

A few of our favorite ways to enjoy this Fiesta Chicken Breast include:

  • Flour or Corn Tortillas
  • Taco Shells
  • Taco Salad
  • Burritos
  • Nachos
  • Burrito Bowl
  • Over Rice
  • and whatever you like!

We love to serve Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken and Rice!

This chicken is amazing however you serve it. However, one of our favorites is to eat the chicken over rice.

Learn how to freeze rice and it will save you so much time. We are all for quick and easy to help us during the week.

Slow Cooker fiesta chicken is also really tasty served over Cilantro lime rice. This is such an easy and delicious dinner.

What type of toppings are good with Chicken Fiesta?

If you need a really easy recipe for busy weeknights,  Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Chicken is the perfect recipe!

I have a large family and there is always an activity we are running back and forth to. This recipe allows us to come home to a delicious dinner waiting that everyone enjoys.

Notes – you can top with shredded cheese and avocados!

Let’s make Crockpot Fiesta Ranch Chicken!

Make sure you have a good crock pot. If you don’t have one or need a new one, here are some nice ones on sale.

If you work all day, you may want to invest in a programmable crockpot. They are awesome because you can set them to start later, or to stop and switch to warm once the dinners are ready.

Amazon has some on sale right now too.

I also really like this crockpot.  Now, it’s not programmable but it’s so handy and you can lock the lid down.

That feature is so nice for when you take meals to potlucks or need to transport the meal somewhere.

Now if you want to save yourself even more time then I really recommend these Crockpot liners. They make clean up a breeze.

Instead of scrubbing and washing the pot, you can just toss the liner. It is practically no clean up.

Ingredients for Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Chicken:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • Chicken Broth
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Black Beans
  • Rotel
  • Corn
  • Cream Cheese
  • Limes

How to make Crock Pot Fiesta Lime Chicken:

1. Add the chicken and place all the ingredients except the cream cheese and limes in the crock pot.

2. Cover and cook on high in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours or low for 6 hours.

3. Shred the chicken.

4. Squeeze the limes over the chicken mixture, add cream cheese and stir to combine.

5. Continue to cook in the crock pot until the cream cheese is fully melted (usually 30-60 minutes).

6. Serve over rice or with tortillas.

You will love this Fiesta Chicken Seasoning!

Sometimes we add green chilis or bell peppers to the recipe. You can also add a can of diced tomatoes if you prefer more tomato flavor.

I like to let the mixture sit 30 minutes to absorb any liquid.

Notes – you can top with shredded cheese and avocados!

Tip to shred chicken for Crock Pot Fiesta Lime Chicken:

I use a hand mixer to shred the chicken faster. It is so easy and one of my best time saving kitchen tips!

If you are not shredding your chicken this way, you are missing out. It can be done in a fraction of the time by doing it by hand.

Crock Pot Fiesta lime Chicken is a great recipe to stretch your meat budget.

Serve over rice to make your chicken go further. You can also use chicken thighs or a mixture of thighs and breasts.

Sometimes I just use what we have or what is on sale. It always turns out great and the family loves it.

By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.

I’m always looking for delicious meals everyone will enjoy that are budget friendly. This recipe is definitely a winner.

Once I find a meal everyone loves and it is frugal friendly, I keep it on the regular menu plan rotation!

In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.

Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable and my family well fed and happy.

Easy dinners like this are always a hit.

Print this Fiesta Chicken Recipe below:

Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe

4.77 from 21 votes
Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe is perfect for tacos, salads, burrito bowls and more! Crock pot Fiesta lime Chicken is creamy and tasty and sure to impress.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 326
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • chicken breasts
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can black beans 15 0z
  • 1 can Rotel 8 oz
  • 1 can corn 15.25 oz not drained
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 2 fresh limes

Instructions

  • Add the chicken and place all the ingredients except the limes and the cream cheese in the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on high in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  • Shred the chicken.
  • Squeeze the limes over the chicken mixture , add cream cheese and stir to combine.
  • Continue to heat in the crock pot until the cream cheese is fully melted (usually 30-60 minutes).
  • Serve over rice or with tortillas. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Sometimes we add green chilis or bell peppers to the recipe. You can also add a can of diced tomatoes if you prefer more tomato flavor. I like to let the mixture sit 30 minutes to absorb any liquid.
Notes – you can top with shredded cheese and avocados!
*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  
*A Fiesta Ranch Seasoning Packet can be used instead of the Ranch Mix and Taco Seasoning if those are available in your area. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 326kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 39g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 97mg, Sodium 601mg, Potassium 1006mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 399IU, Vitamin C 19mg, Calcium 50mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. Do you have a copy cat recipe for the Fiesta Ranch mix? I haven’t been able to find it anywhere :/

  2. Would love that copy cat recipe for the fiesta ranch dip as well. All the stores I have checked are all out. (Covid? Everything else has been hoarded- Lol) The sticker is there with the price but nothing on the shelf. Purchased a regular ranch dip but am wondering what other spices to add to give it that kick. Thank you.

  3. I mix 1/2 a packet of taco seasoning with a 1/2 a packet of the Ranch seasoning packet and that is a good substitute if you can’t find the fiesta packet in your area. Let me know how it turns out!

  4. 5 stars
    This is soooooo good and sooooo easy to make! Oh my golly gosh! My family loved it! Thank you so so so much!

  5. I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I have bought the hidden valley fiesta ranch dressing on amazon. I use it in a dip that is always a hit.

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve made this and I love it, it usually makes at least 2 meals at my house. Usually serve it over rice the first time and then reheat for homemade nachos.

  7. Well it still turn out the same if I use the ranch seasoning instead of the ranch dip seasoning pack

  8. I only have one can of black beans I intend to double the recipe, can I add the second can later on?

  9. Yes, I think that would be fine or you can double it and just use 1 can of black beans and it’ll still be delicious!

  10. 5 stars
    Another big favorite in our house! My kids love to do burrito bowls with it. We do rice, ranch dressing, add avocado and eat with chips! So good!!!

  11. 5 stars
    I make this recipe at least twice a month. It’s one of my family’s favorite dish! So easy to make and so delicious. My husband uses lime tortilla chips with it or rolls it up in a soft tortilla. I like it with some white rice. Soooo tasty!!
    Thank you for the recipe!!!

  12. 5 stars
    This is great for many different applications! I’ve even turned it in to a dip! So yummy! This is a keeper recipe!

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