Creamy Mexican Chicken

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September 10, 2017

Creamy Mexican Chicken 5 0 5 57

A slow cooked creamy Mexican shredded chicken recipe the whole family can enjoy!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs 30 mins

    4 hrs 45 mins

  • Yields: 5


5 chicken maryland pieces (1 - 1.5kg chicken pieces with bone and skin on)

1 x 250g block of philadelphia cream cheese

1 x 35g pkt of taco seasoning mix

150ml cooking cream

(cornflour to thicken)


1Place chicken pieces in the slow cooker

2Cube Philadelphia cream cheese and toss cubes over chicken

3Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over the top

4Cook on low for 4hrs

5Carefully lift out chicken pieces, debone them and set aside the chicken meat

6Give the sauce a REALLY good whisk while the chicken is out to break down the remaining cream cheese lumps and combine the sauce nicely

7Add a good tblsp of cornflour mixed in 150ml of cooking cream to this sauce and whisk again.

8Return the chicken to this sauce and stir to combine

9Allow to cook on low for a further 30mins then serve

10I served mine with steamed broccoli, while other family members enjoyed theirs with rice

Submitted by Paulene Christie


63 Reviews

Sandra Gilleland

March 18, 2019

I made this using chicken thighs, I doubled everything though to make a bigger batch, even my extremely fussy 12 son loved it, we had it in wraps with cheese, lettuce and tomato and even had enough for the next night, will be defiantly be making this one again.

Krisha Guinea

February 3, 2019

Always a winner. Easy peasy. I have used different cuts of chicken and all work well. Verstile for left overs too. In bread rolls, with a salad etc. Kids love it too. Its a great burrito filling too. Or just as main dish.


January 22, 2019

We had this last night, it was a winner in my house.


January 20, 2019

Delicious! Loved it. I was very impressed with the end result


January 20, 2019

Been meaning to try this for some time. Was not disappointed.

I only used 4 Chicken Marylands which equaled the 1.K (ours must be giant chooks here in SA). I must also add that the taco packets I had were only 30gr…I just used the one packet but next time I will put in a jar of hot salsa as we like a bit more oomph….

Kara Fitton

January 17, 2019

Partner made this last night for dinner. De-lish. We used diced breast as we already had it in the freezer. Cooked for the same length of time. Pleasantly surprised that the meat was still lovely and juicy and didnโ€™t dry out. Didnโ€™t shred the chicken just left it in chunks.
Soooooo good.

Brigette White

January 5, 2019

Very nice, will definitely make it again.

Maree Lodge

January 5, 2019

Was amazing only I used thigh fillets as I was being lazy and used 300ml of cream one not to waste the rest of the bottle and two i cooked this and had it with fettuccine pasta so wanted the extra sauce. All 4 of us ate it and have sent the recipe to family and friends. It’s a must try.

Ruby Foster

January 1, 2019

Ahhmazing!! I served it with wild rice and also had broccoli on the side. Very creamy but not too rich. I used boneless chicken thighs and it turned out well. We all went back for seconds.

Ann-marie simpson

December 21, 2018

Made this last night with taco boats but with the leftovers tonight added pasta and spinach. Another recipe to do again

Lynn Kamphuis

November 10, 2018

Made this a couple of weeks ago with chicken thighs and, the whole family loved it. It has a fab flavor without being over the top. Tween aged child went back for seconds and asked for leftovers to be put in their school lunch the next day. Have made it since and will certainly make it again. The second time I added extra cream as we like having some extra sauce.


October 7, 2018

Absolutely love this dish ! So tasty !


August 20, 2018

Yum yum yum!
Served with veg ๐Ÿ™‚


August 20, 2018

Yum yum yum!
Made with chicken breast and served with vegies:)


August 15, 2018

OMG yum so glad I finally tried this, will be adding this to my more regular list, thanks for a yummy cheap family meal


August 7, 2018

I made this with chicken thighs instead of Marylands. It was delicious! My family had it on tortillas with shredded iceberg lettuce. Yummy!


July 21, 2018

Edit didn’t double the Philli cheese. Just the cream and taco seasoning packet


July 21, 2018

Loved it,,, followed recipe,, used 5 Marylands ,,, doubled the recipe.,,,,,,was thick enough without cornflour,,, very tasty, had with mash, steamed broccoli, and fried cabbage bacon onion and garlic, left the chicken on the bone but was falling off by the time it was ready


July 14, 2018

This was absolutely delicious ๐Ÿ˜ the only things I did different was that I used chicken breast (whole), mixed the taco seasoning mix with the cream (added at the start)’then poured that over the breast n cubed the philly cheese n placing on top as recipe states, broke the chicken up once cooked rather than shredding coz I didn’t want it to soak up all the sauce, turned out amazing, thanx Paulene ๐Ÿ˜˜ will definitely make this again ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Megan Herbert

July 12, 2018

Fabulous recipe….a make again recipe! I did add in some chopped onions and a jar of salsa instead of cooking cream, so it didn’t really need to be thickened after the chicken was thickened. Thank you for sharing!


July 10, 2018

Love this dish! So versatile- we prefer chicken breast so used that. Used ours tonight as enchilada filling, topped with salsa and cheese. Also added finely diced tomatoes to the mix when I shredded the chicken. Couldnโ€™t stop licking the spoon.

Kylie Willcockson

June 13, 2018

I read the reviews and was very excited to try this. My husband was sold at taco seasoning. We doubled the recipe and changed the chicken to chicken breast and had it on burritos it was delicious! We had leftovers the next day with rice. It is a versatile meal. All my kids loved it.

Clarissa Muddle

May 29, 2018

Made this tonight, so creamy and delicious! I used breast and shredded it to use for nachos…partner wanted seconds but I had to tell him its tomorrow nights dinner too! Tomorrow we will have with rice and steam greens. It’s very versatile- can use as a pie filling too.

Thank you – will be adding to the usual rotation ๐Ÿ™‚


May 23, 2018

I read all the reviews on this recipe and was excited to try it. Still I was apprehensive… Would it really pass the fussy kid test? What about the hubby who typically doesnโ€™t like the taco seasoning taste? I halved the recipe for my families needs and it cooked quicker than the recipe suggests (by about 1.5 hours). I left it on keep warm until dinner time and added a bit more cooking cream just before serving as I wanted it quite saucy to serve with white rice and vegetables. My son looked at it and said โ€œYuckโ€ (typical response when presented with something new) but after tasting it scoffed a whole plate of it in record time. My daughter went back for seconds. And my husband was disappointed that Iโ€™d halved the recipe as there wasnโ€™t enough leftover for HIS second helping. So all in all Iโ€™d highly recommend. Itโ€™s as simple, delicious and addictive as everyone suggests.

Heather Smith

May 15, 2018

Absolutely delicious, even my fusssy 18 year old was happy to eat it. Thankyou Pauline Christie for this wonderful recipe.


May 15, 2018

Absolutely delicious couldn’t stop eating it . I had it with pasta himself had it with homemade chips it goes well with anything

Anastasia florence

May 11, 2018

This has become my absolute favourite slow cooker meal !!! Full of flavour and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be eating this again !


May 8, 2018

Just amazing love this will do it again i used chicken breast it was amazing

Patty Patterson

May 8, 2018

This is a go-to recipe that we all love, has a lovely creamy taste. I like it also as it is versitile, can be used as a dish on its own with vege etc, but i have also made yummy parcels with it, and i think it could be made into super nachos.. Yet to so that, but i think it would be great!


May 4, 2018

Yummo…this was Delish! I just used Chicken Breast and it was devine. Lots of leftovers for lunch the next day which everyone was happy about. A Big Thumbs Up in our house, Thanks so much for sharing.

Megan Walker

May 4, 2018

Fantastic meal for winter! We have all been sick in the house so I wanted an easy meal to cook ๐Ÿ‘Œ highly recommended


May 1, 2018

Has this dish with rice + corn + tortilla chips and had a Mexican themed dinner! Was delicious!


April 24, 2018

The smell alone when we got home from work was to die for! I copied another comment and added ~150g of baby spinach, could definitely have added double that! Really tasty recipe, and just had it with steamed brocolli on the side

Jodie Leemhuis

April 8, 2018

Quick, easy and yum, yum, yum! Used chicken breasts instead and added some crushed garlic and pepper to this. Very tasty, will definitely make regularly ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sharon Flynn

March 22, 2018

So easy to make and delicious! I threw in some baby spinach leaves at the end! First time Iโ€™ve tried it but will definitely be doing it again!


March 14, 2018

Omg! Yum! Successful meal. I used about a kg of chicken thighs without the bone but followed the rest of the recipe served with steamed broccolini with a little drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and Refried beans omg!! YUM! 6 year old and 2 year old loved!!!!

Emma Roney

February 5, 2018

Cheap easy and yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹ definitely going to make again

Emma Roney

February 3, 2018

Cheap,easy,tasty and creamy perfect if on a budget also Kid friendly my 3 and 6 year old loved it


January 28, 2018

Just delicious! Easy, cheap, and tasty! Went perfect in our enchiladas! Will absolutely make again!

Sharni Lions

January 22, 2018

A nice recipe but can’t help but feel it’s missing something. Its lacking flavour somewhere I felt. Will do again and modify the recipe more to my liking ๐Ÿ™‚

Darren Comley

January 14, 2018

Magnificent again..I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and added some home grown red onions and chillis. I also doubled the taco seasoning, then added frozen vegies in the last 90 minutes….beautiful meal and lots of leftovers for work lunches… tasty


January 7, 2018

love this and the leftovers make awesome pies! yum

Jacinta Prater

January 1, 2018

I absolutely love this recipe , it’s definitely a favourite in my house , will definitely will be doing it again .


December 29, 2017

Made this today with chicken breast and didnโ€™t add the cream. Was delicious, clean plates all round including the 2 x 2.5yos. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

Darren Comley

November 26, 2017

Magnificent. I used thighs but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I dont normally love creamy meals, and taco is not my flavour of choice, but after I and another scoffed our mains, as I was putting leftovers away I wanted to eat them too! Definitely doing this again. Great day – two first time tries (this and naked parmi chicken) and two absolute stunners!!


November 20, 2017

We loved it. Used chicken breast and shredded the chicken when adding the cooking cream.
Kids ate it all as not spicy. Even me who usually can not handle taco seasoning. Thankyou for this addition to our meal planning!

Eileen New

November 9, 2017

So yummy and easy to make! I used boneless chicken pieces and instead of removing the chicken I just left it in when mixing in the cream and cornflour

Valerie Neish-Dirom

November 4, 2017

So easy to make and ABSOLUTELY delicious. Will definitely be making this one again.


November 2, 2017

Easy meal to prepare, next time I will use chicken thighs. Served on rolls with salad ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


October 2, 2017

I served ours on baked potatoes with steamed veges, very nice ๐Ÿ™‚ Now trying to decide what to do with leftovers.


September 24, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Thickened it right up at the end . Let it cool. Made filo pastry parcels with it then baked them. Amazing, Thank you.

Diane Stewart

September 23, 2017

Turned out great ….cooked this today
I used chicken breasts and followed recipe exactly….yumm !


September 22, 2017

I made 2kg (12 skin on legs) 2 tubs of supermarket own (I had woolies) light cream cheese and 2 ply of taco seasoning. Spooned out the cream cheese in blobs sprinkled taco powder over and left on low for 8 hrs. Stirring a few time. I had the cream but didn’t need it. I didn’t remove the chicken and whisk it. Work perfect. Definitely will do again. Served with tmsteam verges and rice. Yum you.. Thanks for the recipe.


September 21, 2017

Loved this! Was licking the spoon every time I checked on it! Was so good! Definitely going to be a favourite! Used 600ml of cream, and 2 packs of cream cheese as I like mines with a lot of sauce. Also used a hot fajita mix to make it spicer.


September 15, 2017

Very easy to make and delicious for the whole family. As others said I used 1kg of chicken thigh fillets which cooked very tender and my very fussy 2 year ate it. Thank you.

Crystal Mannix

September 14, 2017

Great dish. My mum even liked it and she is a picky eater and finished her plate lol


September 14, 2017

Loved it. Will make it again for sure ๐Ÿ˜Š

Ann Noonan

September 13, 2017

Hubby and I loved this recipe thank you Paulene

Astrid Gardiner

September 13, 2017

This is delicious! So rich and creamy and tasty! Even my fussy 2 year old scoffed hers!

Kristy Evans

September 12, 2017

I made this last night and the whole family loved it. Very kid friendly and so delicious! I used chicken thighs as that’s what I had on hand. A family favourite here.


September 12, 2017

I made this last night and the whole family loved it. Very kid friendly and delicious!
I used chicken thighs as that’s what I had on hand.
One of our new faves.


September 12, 2017

Made this last night, was so delicious and creamy! Even my fussy 2 year old was scoffing hers!

Donna Dwyer

September 12, 2017

Excellent recipe. I used 1kg of chicken thigh fillets and all my family loved it. I did the whisking trick with the cornflour and it made it thicker almost instantly. My daughter said it tastes like nachos with sour cream. I’ll definitely be making it again for my family to enjoy. Thank you.

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