Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
 Happy Fallidays All!  I hope your Halloween was awesome.  I want to share a winning recipe with you.
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili was awarded, “tastiest chili,” at our Trunk or Treat party this week.  It’s so easy, I felt a little guilty accepting the prize.

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

I think this chili has just the right amount of chicken chunks, beans, tomato, corn, chilies, creamy, and spice.  It really has become of our very favorite soups, and it’s not just ours.  One friend shared with me that her children beg her to make it and that makes me so happy.  Moms love it because it’s so easy to make and kids love it, talk about a win-win!

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Here’s all you do!
Add all the ingredients to your slow-cooker, leave it for 6 to 8 hours, and you are party ready.  This is a great recipe to double and triple for crowds and parties.
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
5 from 1 reviews
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
Enjoy what has become a treasured and requested recipe among my family and friends. We will never starve as long as I keep all the ingredients in my food storage!
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 chicken breast, (still frozen works)
  • 1 (10 oz.) can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, do not drain
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix or (3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon chili powder*
  • 1 onion, chopped or (1/3 cup minced onion)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, cubed
  1. Put the chicken in the crockpot.
  2. Top with undrained tomatoes, corn, and rinsed black beans.
  3. Add ranch dressing, cumin, onion and chili powder.
  4. Stir to combine then top with cubed cream cheese.
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring once or twice to blend in the cheese.
  6. Before serving remove the chicken and chop to bite size pieces.
I have found the type of chili powder used makes a difference. If you are using a fresh, strong, one like Penzey's Chili 3000, you may want to start with ½ teaspoon. If you are a wimp like me and some of my grankiddies, cut back. For those like my kids that enter fresh chili take downs, you may want more!

I recently made Cream Cheese Chicken Chili for a tailgate party and quadrupled the recipe filling my 12 quart roaster oven. It is delicious served over rice. You may also garnish with fresh, chopped, cilantro. For my Trunk or Treat friends, I doubled the recipe almost filling my 6 quart crock-pot.

Loving the chilly Fall nights!  Thanks for flying by….what do you like to serve on Halloween?

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Pondside

    My but that looks good and I love to get recipes that expand to feed the multitudes!)

  2. Debbie

    It looks delicious, and I really love the part about being able to use the chicken frozen. Sometimes, I forget to thaw it. I’ll bet that doesn’t surprise you, does it?

  3. Lorraine

    Looks like a perfect and warm meal for a ‘chili’ autumn evening. Our Trick or Treator’s will be about tomorrow night. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers concerning the storm 🙂

  4. Garden of Egan

    OH!!! That looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing. I think you totally deserve the prize for that one. I’ll be making this soon.

    • renee @ Singing With Birds

      Thanks Tauna, load up your crockpot and then let the cat sleep on your feet. You are soooo funny!

  5. Julie

    Happy Halloween! That looks delicious! Sending Fall hugs your way!

  6. kri66

    Boy oh boy, I think I’ll try it! I like your new topper to the blog… simple fresh cute

  7. The Café Sucré Farine

    Very yummy Renee! I love recipes like this for busy days when there’s not time to cook and yet there’s something yummy waiting for you for dinner! I bet the aroma is wonderful!

  8. Jacqueline

    Yum, I can see why it was a winner! What a perfect recipe for Fallidays! I am just craving soups and breads now. Have a great day!

  9. DJahn

    Tried this w/ left over Thanksgiving turkey. The traditional red chili sauce family members ….loved the change. SOooo easy and soooo good. Thanks for posting it


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