May 27

Obscenely Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Mexican Chicken

I’m a firm believer in easy–making your plan fit into your life, in the real world. And I’m not a fancy cook. The fancier and fussier it is, the less likely I am to make it.

I don’t think I’m alone in this. The overwhelming response to my Easy Low Carb Mexican Chicken Casserole is a pretty good hint, many of y’all can relate.

This recipe has a lot of similarities to that casserole recipe. Except it’s even easier, and takes ten minutes to put together if you’re slow-moving. Like me. Score!

This dish is rich and filling, and will probably be welcomed even by the die-hard carb eaters in the house. Like most of my cooking, it’s flexible and forgiving, so if you want to try it with your own twist, go ahead!

I am not a soup person in general, but as I was happily chowing down, I realized it would make a really awesome soup. For soup, add more bone broth or chicken broth to make it the consistency you like. You could also add sour cream or heavy cream if you wanted an ultra-creamy soup, although it’s pretty creamy as-is. (I wouldn’t add more dairy products until the last hour of cooking, to avoid maybe having them separate).

We enjoyed this on the day of making it, but agreed it was even tastier the next day, after the flavors continued to blend. This does have a smidge of heat. If you like your food a little plainer, drop the cayenne pepper.

Obscenely Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Mexican Chicken 1

Obscenely Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Mexican Chicken

Fast and easy weeknight dinner that will give you plenty of leftovers. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cream cheese, green chilies, rotel, shredded chicken
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 238kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken
  • 2 tablespoons bone broth (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 10 ounce can of tomatoes with green chilies (drained)


  • Place thawed chicken in a single-ish layer on bottom of crock pot.
  • Add broth on top.
  • Add spices, butter and package of cream cheese.
  • Pour the can of tomatoes with green chilies (aka Rotel) on top.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours, on high for 4 hours, or until done and pull-apart tender.
  • Mix it up! Serve as is, or over cauli-rice or however you like it.

Recipe Notes

I just pulled apart the chicken, mixed it up in the sauce and served over caulirice. If you're super lazy like me, you might even use the steamable, pre-grated caulirice. This recipe is great the next day!
Nutrition Facts
Obscenely Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Mexican Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 339mg14%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 18g36%
Net Carbs 3
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Pictures don’t do this justice. At least, my pictures don’t!


With a little cauli-rice and a salad, you’ve got a delightfully low carb and delicious meal. And you’ll have leftovers for the next day. You can bet this is going into my regular lineup.

Lemme know if you are giving this a go and how it works out for you!

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About the author...

Zen Goddess

Just a regular gal who found she feels better eating low carb.


Chicken, Cream Cheese, Crock Pot, Green Chilies, Slow Cooker, Tomatoes

  • This is delicious!! My whole family loves it. Good thing because otherwise portion control would be a major problem. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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