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Monday, May 27, 2013

Fiesta Chicken and Rice

Sometimes, you just need an easy, fuss-free meal. We don't get delivery out where we live, so picking up the phone and ordering a pizza or something, is not an option. I have to keep stuff on hand for those times when things get crazy ..... or to tell ya the truth, I just "don't feel like cooking". Believe it or not, it happens to us food bloggers too! Life happens. 

Sure, I could feed my family cereal for supper. Been there, done that. I've given them Ramen Noodles .... Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Tomato Soup ... Tuna Sandwiches ... because those tend to be my default "meals". I always have that stuff on hand. Not very inspiring, huh? Not very healthy either. 

I am trying to make a better effort to use my crock pot .... and really, why shouldn't I?! It practically does everything for me! Just throw everything in and let it do it's thing. Ok, sometimes you have to do a little chopping ...... however, this Fiesta Chicken and Rice couldn't be easier. No chopping! It's a great meal for those times when you don't really wanna cook ... or for when you do! :)

Not only is this great over rice, but you can use it in tortillas also! Sometimes, I also like to add a can of drained corn or hominy to the mix. 

Fiesta Chicken and Rice

Fiesta Chicken and Rice
Printable recipe
Yield: 6 servings

1½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can (16 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 jar (16 oz.) salsa, as hot or as mild as you like
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, cubed
Cooked rice

Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. Add the black beans and salsa. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours or until the chicken shreds easily with a fork. About 30 minutes to an hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Place back into the slow cooker. Add the cream cheese. Cover and continue to cook until the cream cheese has melted - about 30 minutes. Mix well. Serve over rice. 

I hope you enjoy! Shared at these fun parties!

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  1. Whenever the hubs is traveling for work, it's cereal time for supper for me!! Sometimes I just don't feel like cooking for 1. THIS might sway me, however. :)

  2. I like easy ;-) Think I will add the corn !

  3. Yum, I'm slow and pressure cooking ATM love my slow cooker in winter :) I'm going to add this one to the list

  4. Oh yes! We ALL need some quick and easy recipes in our arsenal!

  5. Looks delicious! I thought you were going to say that you opened up a can of tortilla soup and poured it over rice. lol...I will try this!

  6. Yum! Simple and delicious!

  7. Great job Jamie! This sounds delicious :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  8. Jamie, I really need to start using my crock pot...this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing, am pinning and have a great Tuesday!

  9. Ha! Tonight is one of those "don't feel like cooking" nights for me. I really should use my crock pot more often...I tend to forget about it. My husband would want this in tortillas, my son over rice, and I'd want it over tortilla chips. But it's easy enough to accommodate all of that. Thanks for linking, Jamie. This will be good for summer when the kitchen gets too hot.

  10. This sounds delish! I love the addition of cream cheese. Just pinned this, and can't wait to try it.
    Cheers, Andrea

  11. Sounds like a great family meal. Thanks for posting on Tried and True recipes:

  12. This sounds so easy, and it looks delightful. Another recipe I have to try out.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  13. Hi Jamie,
    What a great Slow Cooker recipe, it looks like it is full of flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. It is good to know that all of us foodlie want and take a break for cooking. Yes, world we don't alway want to cook. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us on foodie friday. Crockpot meals are really the best at the end of a long day.

  15. This is a recipe that would go down a treat in my family! :) Can't wait to try it! I've pinned it; thanks for sharing with us!

  16. Man, it doesn't get much easier than this! I've made something similar but without the cream cheese so I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  17. That plate of food looks great Jamie! I would definitely like to try fiesta chicken and rice.

  18. Great recipe! I love my slow cooker, especially in the summer. So nice to have a cool kitchen!

    Thanks for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! I am so glad you dropped by!

    Cynthia at


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