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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili

Looking for cheap and easy slow cooker dinner recipes for the family? This creamy chicken chili is simple to make with budget friendly ingredients that the entire family will love! Even your kids and picky eaters will devour this easy crockpot meal. It's perfect for busy weeknights!

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, chili, cream cheese, creamy, crockpot, dinner, easy, slow cooker
Servings 8 people


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese
  • 1 (11oz) can corn (drained)
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 (15oz) can kidney beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 (10oz) can diced tomatoes and green chili (undrained)
  • 1 (1oz) packet of ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (plus more for topping)


  1. Place everything into your slow cooker except for the cheddar cheese.

  2. Use a spoon to break up the cream cheese and mix everything together.

  3. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6 hours or until the chicken shreds easily.

  4. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with a couple of forks. Return to slow cooker along with about 1 cup of shredded cheddar. Stir and cook for an additonal 15 minutes.

  5. Serve alone or topped with cheddar cheese, avocado, cilantro, jalapenos, tortilla chips, Fritos or anything else you'd like.

Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to use the beans of choice or whatever you happen to have on hand (black beans, white beans, chili beans or kidney beans).
  • This recipe is very family friendly and shouldn't be too spicy or salty, but you can also add in a little cayenne, onion powder or anything else to suit your taste.