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.

Close up image of fiesta chicken in the crock pot.

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!

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. That is why we love slow cooker meals.

How to serve Fiesta Chicken:

There are so many different options when serving this Fiesta Chicken. I like to give my kids options by fixing a side of rice or have tortilla’s out so they can eat it how they want.

Here are our favorites:

  • Flour or Corn Tortillas
  • Taco Shells
  • Taco Salad
  • Burritos
  • Nachos
  • Burrito Bowl
  • Over Rice
  • and whatever you like!
Close up image of fiesta chicken in the crock pot with a wooden spoon.

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. It is great over white rice or brown 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?

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!

Close up image of fiesta chicken in the crock pot with a wooden spoon.

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.

Ingredients needed for Fiesta Chicken - chicken breast, ranch seasoning mix, chicken broth, taco seasoning, black beans, rotel, corn, cream cheese, limes

Ingredients for Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken:

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

How to make Fiesta Chicken in the Crock Pot:

  • Add the chicken and place all the ingredients except the cream cheese and limes in the crock pot. We drain and rinse the black beans before adding to the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on high in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  • Shred the chicken.
Close up image of the ingredients added to the crock pot. It is uncooked.
  • Squeeze the limes over the chicken mixture, add cream cheese and stir to combine.
  • Continue to cook in the crock pot until the cream cheese is fully melted (usually 30-60 minutes).
  • Serve over rice or with tortillas.

Variation Ideas:

We love recipes that can changed to ingredients we already have. This is one of those recipes.

  • Use Chicken Tenderloins – If you don’t have any chicken breast, this recipes works great with tenderloins. You can also use Chicken Thighs. You can also use frozen chicken breast. Majority of my recipes always start with frozen chicken.
  • Add some more heat – If you like you Fiesta Chicken with a little more kick, stir in some finely chopped jalapeno peppers. You can also sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.
  • Change the Beans – If you don’t have any black beans, use pinto beans or red kidney beans.
  • Use Instant Pot – You can use your instant pot to make Instant Pot Fiesta Lime Chicken.

How long to cook chicken in the Crock Pot?

  • After putting chicken and ingredients in the crock pot, place lid on.
  • Cook Chicken in the slow cooker on high 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

Can I make it spicy?

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!

Close up image of fiesta chicken in the crock pot with a wooden spoon.

How to make it less spicy:

  • The can of Rotel that is added can be a little spicy. Make sure you are using the original flavor.
  • Instead of Rotel, you can use a jar of mild salsa.
  • Add in additional diced tomatoes instead of the Rotel.

Can I make this low fat?

  • You can leave out the cream cheese.
  • Top the soup with fat-free or low fat sour cream.
  • Carb free tortillas are a good options as well as serving as a salad.
Close up image of fiesta chicken in the crock pot.

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.

Easy dinners like this are always a hit.

Print this Fiesta Chicken Recipe below:

Crock Pot Fiesta Chicken Recipe

4.89 from 43 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. 5 stars
    I made this recipe about a month ago for the first time and have made it four times since. It is absolutely delicious! You can use tortillas, bread, crackers, plain or many many other things. It also makes a big pan so it will last for two or three days depending on the size of your family.pGreat recipe!

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