Saucy Crock Pot Chicken with Beans and Rice

by Meghan on April 22, 2011

in Nourish

If you are like I am, you get really excited when you find a recipe that is delicious, easy to make, and easy to clean up. Recipes like that don’t come along often, but when they do it’s almost like Christmas morning.

This is one of those recipes.

It has five ingredients and you only dirty two dishes when you cook it. It tastes amazing right off the bat, and the leftovers are, dare I say, even better.  The best part, though, is that you probably already have all of the ingredients on hand, so you can add this to your “in-a-pinch” recipe file and no one will be the wiser.

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2-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, depending on how many you’re feeding AND, they can even be frozen!
1 1/2 to 2 Cups of Salsa- Mild, Medium or Hot depending on how spicy you like it
1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Cup Cream Cheese (I use 1/2ish cup if I’m only using 2 chicken breasts and less salsa)

White Rice, cooked according to package directions


1. Place chicken breasts in crock pot. Cover with Salsa and black beans.

2. Turn crock pot on low  (for thawed chicken breasts) or high (for frozen), and cook for 4 hours. During last half hour, add the cream cheese and let it melt over the top.

3. I like to remove the chicken at the end and shred it before adding it back into the pot.  This also gives you an opportunity to stir the “sauce” to make sure the cream cheese is incorporated.

4. Put the rice on a plate and smother it with the chicken and beans.


Rachel April 22, 2011 at 8:31 am

This looks delicious! Thanks!

Meghan April 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

I hope you enjoy it!

Daisy April 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

Yum….I want to try it with goat cheese instead of cream cheese…..

Meghan April 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

I am not a goat cheese fan, but I’m curious to know how it turns out!

Andee April 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Ooooo I bet that would be good…I love me some goat cheese!

Jayme (Random Blogette) April 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

This looks amazeballs. I am always looking for yummy crockpot recipes!

Meghan April 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

Yay! I have another one coming up in a few weeks! I’m a bit of a crock pot fanatic.

Jayme (Random Blogette) April 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

I can’t wait!

KelR April 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Sounds good except for the rice. Being diabetic need to stay away from that. But I’ll try a little whole wheat pasta instead.

Meghan April 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

Good call. I’m sure this would be DELICIOUS on pasta!

Nanette April 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm


Andee April 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I am totally going to make this next week…I love being able to make a homemade, inexpensive, delicious meal for myself and my girls, and have it magically cook itself while I’m at work!

Meghan April 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

Isn’t the Crock Pot THE BEST invention ever? I honestly don’t understand how people live without it. Especially those that work outside the home!

KelR April 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Made this tonite for dinner. Wonderful. The hubby-to-be loved it. This would be really good over nacho chips.

I suggest using one of those Reynolds slow cooker bags. It makes cleaning up the crock pot super easy. Just throw the bag in the trash and clean the lid.

Meghan April 25, 2011 at 11:46 am

You are totally speaking my language with the chips suggestion. Good call.

purrfectlee April 25, 2011 at 7:30 am

Wow, I made this Saturday and it was a huge hit with the fam. I doubled the chicken and beans, sprinkled a little cumin and added some Tabasco to my own plate since others wanted mild. WOW. Did I say WOW. Everyone loved it and it is sure to be a repeater for us. Thanks so much for sharing this super easy very yummy recipe!

Meghan April 25, 2011 at 11:47 am

Cumin is my FAVORITE! I’m so glad you and your family liked it. I add some hot sauce to mine, too, since my husband doesn’t like things as spicy as I do!

Mishelle April 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

This is on right now! Thank you, dear!

Jerri May 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

How yummy! I’d love to try this!

Amy @ A Little Nosh May 19, 2011 at 6:11 am

Made this the other night and it turned out GREAT! A new favorite!

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