Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe is a one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights. This meal is loaded with lots of creamy chicken, cheese, tomatoes and more for a dinner everyone will love.

Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

Crock Pot Santa fe Chicken Recipe

This recipe is a hit around here and even the kids go crazy over it. The chicken is so tender and the cream cheese and tomatoes have the best flavor.

Lots of beans, corn and more come together to make this meal filling and delicious.  The crock pot does all the work and tastes wonderful from being slow cooked all day.

If your schedule is crazy like mine, give this recipe a try to get dinner on the table with very little work. You are going to love it!

Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

Santa Fe Chicken Crock Pot Recipe is so easy!

Toss everything in the slow cooker and come home to dinner ready and waiting. It really is that simple.

Can you put frozen chicken in the crockpot?

Yes, you absolutely can.  I am terrible at remembering to take the chicken out of the freezer.

Just toss the frozen chicken in the crockpot and get ready to enjoy a fabulous dinner.

Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

What is good with Southwest Chicken Crockpot Recipe?

This meal is so versatile. You can enjoy this recipe lots of different ways.

You can serve it on cornbread and we have a fabulous cornbread recipe here. That is so yummy!

We have served it over rice and that is one of our favorite ways to enjoy this chicken. Make this meal even easier by learning how to freeze rice.

It is so nice to be able to grab the rice from the freezer and dinner really comes together quickly. We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal.

If you are not freezing rice, you should be. ?

Another tasty idea is to use pasta. The creamy sauce and melty cheese taste amazing blended with the pasta. Yum!

We have even served this delicious chicken mixture in tacos or burritos. It really is so good!

Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

What all do I need to make Southwest Chicken Crockpot Cream Cheese recipe?

  • chicken breast
  • green chilies and diced tomatoes
  • beans and corn
  • seasoning
  • onion
  • cream cheese and cheddar cheese

You only need a few simple ingredients to make such an amazing meal.

How do I make Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Recipe?

Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

It is so easy! Just toss all the ingredients into the crock pot except the cream cheese.

Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

Put the chicken on top.

Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

Mix it all up and let the slow cooker do all the work.

Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

Before serving remove chicken.  Add the cream cheese before serving. Remove chicken and shred.

Simple! Return chicken to slow cooker and stir. It is so creamy and delicious and super easy!

Try shredding the chicken in this Crock Pot Santa Fe chicken recipe.

You can leave then chicken whole but we like to shred the chicken. It is so good served on cornbread or crushed up tortilla chips.

Add more cheese and you have an amazing dinner everyone will love! I try to keep at least a ½ cups cheese to top with after cooking.

How to easily shred chicken?

You can use 2 forks to shred the chicken but 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.

Plus, I love the texture of the chicken when you use the hand mixer. One you have shredded the chicken this way, it is so quick and easy.

Try Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken for a really easy and frugal meal!

The recipes calls for a pound of chicken but you can easily adjust that amount. We have used less chicken and increased the amount of beans and tomatoes and it was just as delicious.

Try using chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. Another idea is to use a combination of both.

You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe that is so budget friendly.  If you serve this meal with rice or pasta it helps to stretch the meat even further.

Not only is it delicious but so budget friendly. If you are looking to make your meat go further, this is a great recipe to try and everyone will love it.

Crock Pot Santa Fe chicken recipe is one of our favorite crock pot meals. We try to keep meals ready like this on busy days.

 
Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.

Make Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken soup with the leftovers!

The leftovers make the best soup. You can thin with chicken broth and it makes the best soup.

The shredded chicken and vegetables taste amazing with the cream sauce. I love recipes you can serve multiple ways.

My family thinks they are eating different meals. The soup is a big hit and everyone looks forward to it.

The soup is really good topped with crushed tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream. Yum!

It is so easy to make healthy crockpot recipes!

It is the best comfort food. The slow cooker does all the work!

If you are doing weight watchers, this is a great recipe to try.

You will need a crockpot for this Crockpot Chicken recipe.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker if you are making a recipe that calls for that.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Make Santa Fe Chicken Instant Pot!

This recipe is so easy to convert to instant pot if you would rather use your pressure cooker.

Print this Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Recipe below:

Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken

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Dinner is a breeze when you make Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Recipe. Loaded with creamy chicken, beans and more, this recipe is simple to make and so tasty.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 540
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 2 10 oz cans of tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 can of corn drained
  • 1 can of red beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 block 8 oz cream cheese blocked
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in crockpot, except the cream cheese.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hrs.
  • About 1 hr before serving, add in cream cheese.
  • Serve on crunched up tortilla chips (or cornbread) and top with cheese!

Recipe Notes

I may also shred the chicken before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 540kcal, Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 36g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 15g, Cholesterol 129mg, Sodium 485mg, Potassium 928mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 1200IU, Vitamin C 11.8mg, Calcium 354mg, Iron 3.6mg

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  1. Hello I was curious as to the instapot instructions for this recipe I love my crock pot but it sucks the life out of the meat

  2. Leanore – I haven’t made this one in the instant pot yet. I would try cooking it on high pressure for 30 minutes with a quick release. Let me know how it turns out! Thanks.

  3. I’m not a huge fan of cream cheese in large volumes, makes it too twangy for me. Can the amount be decreased or switched to a different cheese? Also your pick shows the chicken being served intact & not shredded. What way would you suggest serving this? (side dish)

  4. My son hates cream cheese. Is there something else I can use in it’s place?

  5. You can just leave it out or maybe try mixing in a cup of heavy whipping cream in the recipe instead.