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Last year, our MOPS group spent a day preparing freezer meals together. We all picked and planned a favorite recipe and brought the ingredients for the others to make it as well. I picked our family favorite of poppy seed chicken, in case you were curious.
My new favorite recipe was this recipe for Mexican Chicken shared by Jenifer. I loved it for several reasons. First, it is so simple with only 5 ingredients! Second, it is a crock pot meal and I do love a good crock pot meal that cooks with little effort on my part. Third, it tastes delicious – which is always important in a recipe. Everyone in my family enjoys it, including Nathan. Finally, I loved this recipe for the versatility of it. This chicken tastes equally delicious in tacos, served over rice, as a dip with chips (think nachos) and even over lettuce for a salad. I like to serve it as tacos the first night and eat leftovers in another way for variety.
I’ve made this 5 ingredient crock pot Mexican chicken several times since Jenifer shared the recipe with us. In fact, I just made it again yesterday and realized I needed to share this recipe with you all! If you’re looking for a new, simple and delicious recipe for your family, give this one a try!
2.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast (frozen or thawed)
1 can black beans, drained (15 ounces)
1 can corn, drained (15 ounces)
1 jar salsa (16 ounces)
1 block cream cheese (8 ounces)
It’s really simple. Ready? Put all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook on low all day. Shred chicken before serving.
Another great thing about this recipe is that your chicken breasts can be frozen or thawed. I’d recommend 6 to 8 hours if your chicken is thawed, and 8 to 10 hours if chicken is frozen.
If you like, you can leave chicken uncovered for a half hour after shredding to simmer and thicken up the mixture.
The leftovers (if there are any) freeze well if you want to save them for a later date. Otherwise, enjoy this Mexican chicken as long as it lasts!
This is definitely one of my new favorite crock pot recipes. Do you have a favorite crock pot recipe to share?
If you like 5 ingredient recipes, be sure to check out this list of 70 easy recipes all with 5 ingredients or less!