Do you remember the old Wendy’s Hamburgers commercial with the old woman looking disappointed at the “big fluffy bun” and cried, “Where’s the Beef?” Do you remember the look on that woman’s face? I do. I saw it on the faces of my children, my husband and our guests when we all sat down for dinner recently.
I had made a meal that I was so proud of. The chicken smelled so good. The kids asked when we could eat from the moment the aroma had started wafting through the living room. Proudly, I started to cut through the chicken, but it appeared to be unusually boney. Could this be possible? I had never gotten a chicken that had so little meat before. I started compiling the complaint I would be making to the store clerk where I bought this thing from as panic started to set in. There was no way this was going to feed all of us! Just as I was about to send my husband out for takeout, he pointed out that the chicken had been cooked upside down!
I can’t blame my mom for my lack of cooking skills. She is actually a great cook! But since I didn’t inherit her skills, I have to compensate by finding great recipes to follow—especially ones that use one of the greatest inventions every made – the crock pot. I have a family of five, so I love mine. Want to know a good recipe? Get ready for one the easiest meals ever!
Here is what you need:
– Bag of frozen Chicken Breast Tenderloins (2.5-3lb bag)
– 8 oz block of cream cheese (don’t use Fat Free! 1/3 less fat or regular is fine)
– Can of Black Beans, drained & rinsed. (or Pinto Beans if you prefer)
– Can of Corn, drained.
– Can of Rotel
Put frozen chicken in the crock pot.
Put Cream cheese on top of the chicken.
Dump in the Black Beans (make sure they are drained & rinsed!!!)
Dump in the drained corn.
Dump in the Rotel,
Cover & cook in your Crock Pot on low for 6-8 hours.
Every 2 hours, I stir the ingredients.
You can shred the chicken when it is done, or just leave it as tenderloins.
This is what it looks like after 6 hours:
I turn the crock pot off & let it sit for about 30-45 minutes.
I serve this over rice. The rice soaks up some of the soupy-ness.
It makes a lot, it feeds 6-8 adults. You could have it for dinner a couple nights & for lunch.
When we have it on a leftover day, sometimes I combine the rice & the cream cheese chicken mixture and use it for burritos. Add a tortilla, some lettuce, cheese & salsa.
Easy. Good. Healthy.
I don’t really have a name for it. I call it ‘Cream Cheese Crock Pot Chicken’ It’s taste so much better than the name I gave it But, it is like Cream Cheese Chicken Goodness. Call it whatever you want. It’s yummy & so easy to make! ~Amy