Creamy Mexican Chicken

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September 10, 2017

Creamy Mexican Chicken 5 0 5 30

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


31 Reviews


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 😉

Sharon Flynn

March 22, 2018

So easy to make and delicious! I threw in some baby spinach leaves at the end! First time I’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 😋 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 🙂

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 didn’t add the cream. Was delicious, clean plates all round including the 2 x 2.5yos. Thank you 🙂

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 👌🏻


October 2, 2017

I served ours on baked potatoes with steamed veges, very nice 🙂 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 😊

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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