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Slow Cooker Creamy Rotel Chicken

by Kristen

This slow-cooker creamy Rotel chicken is perfect for meal prep!  It tastes zingy and makes delicious salads, rice bowls, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more!

This slow Rotel Chicken recipe only calls for a few ingredients and is mouthwateringly delicious!  You will love the zesty flavor of the Rotel ( tomatoes, chili, and peppers), along with chicken, ranch seasoning, corn, and cream cheese.  All you need to do is cook these ingredients in your slow cooker, and you will have enough for more than one comfort meal for your family.

What is Rotel?

Rotel is a brand of dice tomatoes that originated in Texas that sells canned tomatoes and green chilis.  Rotel is often served with Velveeta cheese in many southwestern queso dips, nachos, and other meals.  It has become an American staple ingredient.

ingredients needed

Three pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts.  You can also make this recipe using boneless chicken thighs.  You can also make this recipe with leftover chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken.  

Salt and Pepper

Two 10-ounce cans of Rotel tomatoes with green chilis ( or a generic equivalent)

4 ounces of cream cheese or 1/2 block

One packet of ranch seasoning

One 15-ounce can of corn

One teaspoon of minced garlic or one teaspoon of garlic powder.

1/2 small onion, diced or one teaspoon onion powder.

What can I use this chicken for?

This creamy Rotel chicken mixture can be used for burrito bowls, nachos, tacos, quesadillas, pasta, salads, grain bowls, or lettuce wraps.

Instructions

All you need to do is add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. About 1/2 through the cooking process,  shred the chicken, place it back into the pot, and stir to marinate in the sauce.

Can I make this recipe in my Instant Pot?

Yes!  This can also be made in your Instant Pot. Add all the ingredients to your instant pot pan with one additional cup of water or chicken broth and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.

What toppings go well with this Rotel crack chicken?

cheddar cheese that will melt on top

sour cream

black beans

green onions

tortillas and tortilla chips

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Slow Cooker Creamy Rotel Chicken

This slow-cooker creamy Rotel chicken is the ultimate comfort food and perfect for meal prep!  It tastes zingy and makes delicious salads, rice bowls, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 10 ounce cans Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 4 ounces cream cheese 1/2 block
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 15 ounce can corn

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker.

  2. cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

  3. About 1/2 through the cooking process,  shred the chicken, place it back into the pot, and stir to marinate in the sauce.

What ingredients should I have on hand for a round two meal?

Spaghetti noodles for a Rotel chicken spaghetti recipe, butter lettuce, cream of chicken soup, or mushroom soup to make a casserole and rice

Nutrition

This chicken is low in carbohydrates and sodium and can be low in calories based on how many toppings you add. This is also high in protein, calcium, potassium, fiber,  and vitamin c.

Did you make this slow cooker Rotel chicken? How did it turn out for you? Please comment below this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how it turned out! You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

 

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1 comment

Linda February 1, 2023 - 8:55 pm

5 stars
Easy and my family loved it!

 
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